Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Sketchpad

A page from my new sketchpad. These are for a few projects I'm working on. It felt so good to draw!

I can't believe I haven't posted any dinosaurs yet. That used to be the only thing I would draw when I was in high school. I remember drawing them on essay outlines that were supposed to be turned in... of coarse I didn't know they were for a grade at the time...


Phyllis Harris said...

I really love seeing your sketches, Anthony! You are amazing!

Thanks for sharing.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Phyllis! Screen printing is so labor intensive, I was glad to get this done

hopefully I'll get a chance to work on the homepage painting this weekend.. I'm anxious to get to my paints

AWells said...

Oh Anthony, those dinosaurs are AMAZING! I have such a soft spot for dinos- what do you use as references? Any good books you recommend?

I also wanted to tell you that i LOVE your idea for your website, and I'm jealous I didn't think of it first, lol. Are you making it in flash? My site is built in flash and I'm honestly not that great at it, but if you have any questions I can try to help you limp through it! (I'm taking a flash class at a community college this fall to catch up!)

Amy Sullivan said...

There is something just so wonderful about the boy & his dino drawings.I see you now in class. :)
And, these are wonderful!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hi Aja! thanks! I've got a lot of love for dinos too... and you've got great dinosaurs on your website! Land Before Time was one of my favorites when I was a kid. I drew these skethces from memory. For reference, I would suggest watching Jurassic Park in slow motion and check out James Gurney's blog and books... ( these are two that sculpted my dinosaur drawings as a youth :)

The website will be a simple html... I hope! I haven't studied flash yet but would like to some day soon...and thanks for offering your help, I might call on you

Thanks Amy! haha that's me :)

dBurk said...

Wow Anthony! Nice work. It's funny you posted a dinosaur – that's what I'm working on now. However, this is the FIRST time I've ever done dinosaurs! I'm going to be posting in SCBWI for some tips, but if you have any, please let me know! (doing it in watercolor, of course).

The robot figure is intriguing. Styled after something or your own invention?

Nice work as always!!


Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hi David, thanks! I'll make it over to SCBWI as soon as I get a break in the action

the robot was a design I made for a story I wrote long ago