I wanted to get a post in before the weekend so here we go!
Below is a quick sketch I did this morning before work. It's watercolor, pencil, and ink on 70lb paper. You'll have to forgive any flaws you see. I wanted to try something a bit more comic book like. There's something attractive to me about the bold lines and shading. I'm much happier with this method of sketching. The watercolors seem to keep me loose and are faster than the many pencil strokes for a regular sketch.
The other night I watched 'North by Northwest' starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. (Grant and Mason are two of my favorites!) I had never seen it before and now I know why it's a classic. A really great movie! I guess I had beautiful spies on my mind so that must be where this sketch came from. Anyway, see the movie!
Next week I hope to share some cool stuff with you. I've been working steadily on finalizing my portfolio and website before the fall SCBWI conference, and between that and work, there hasn't been much time for blogging.