Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Philip Head

Here is a slide show of the drawing process for my latest addition to my drawing series. I'm having fun experimenting with Windows Movie Maker. However, I have been frustrated with adding my own recorded music to the video. For some reason the audio does not come through. I think it might be my input levels on my recording software. I'll have to work out the kinks when I get a chance. Instead of using my own music I used a song from a Frank Zappa CD called Variations on the Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression. I hope I'm not violating any rights by posting it.

video

Here is just the drawing. Done with pen/ink and brush/ink.
















11 comments:

Phil Davis said...

Good video, you make it look so easy.

Alex said...

awesome video and technique! =)

Carole Moran said...

Awesome! I'm interested in knowing how/why you put in the background above the head first. Did you just visualize the top of the head and paint around it?

David R. Vallejo said...

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Carole - I started with the negative space (background) just to keep things loose and fresh. Sometimes I like to use negative space to form the edge of the positive space rather than using line. I didn't quite visualize the top of the head, I first drew a loose gesture of the figure in pencil, then I applied ink. However, I could have just visualized it if I wanted to.

Sandra said...

Really enjoyed the process. Since I'm just learning, I always start with the eyes and was fascinated by seeing the background applied first.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

This was FUN! Nicely done, too...

raena said...

Loved seeing you work! I hope you don't mind if I try something similar to this.?

David R. Vallejo said...

Thanks, Raena. Don't mind at all if you do something similar. I'd love to see it.

ElasticUnicorn said...

Great video David.
I don't think Frank would mind about the music but watch out for Gail, I've heard she can be a little keen on copyright things.

David R. Vallejo said...

ElasticUnicorn - That would make sense, since Gail handled a lot of the business for Frank.

Revelle said...

just loving all of these.