Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Facebook Etch: Kerry


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This is a sketch of my little sister Kerry, who is probably the best sister I could think of and would definitely be my first pick for sister if there were ever some kind of re-do.

Love you, Kerr!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mitt Romney etch-a-sketched, with time-lapse

Yesterday I got a request to visit the News Corp. building in NYC to do a rendering of Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney for "The Daily", which is the iPad's largest news source. Never one to turn down a media request, I hopped on the train and made my way into midtown. The pressure was high, as there's always the chance a likeness just can't be captured. I had one crack at it with a 1-2hr time frame. No erasing. My faith in my ability was high and the last thing I wanted to do was disappoint, so I gave it all I had and scratched out this etching of the Etch-a-Sketch candidate. I'm happy with the results. With more time and chances I could have improved on this, but for a one-shot, full-sized sketch, this works for me. Thanks to The Daily for the opportunity, it was great fun.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Works in progress

I'm working on a few full-sized city sketches right now. The first one is my second attempt at San Francisco. I had nearly ruined the first one late in the process, so instead of fix it, I went and started it all over again. Thankfully I managed to save the original, so this second attempt isn't completely necessary, but it's never a bad thing to have too many cityscape etches. I'm FLYING through this one, much faster than I went on the first attempt, so the overall quality likely won't be as high, but I'm still confident it will rock faces.



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The second sketch I'm working on here is an extremely rough version of Times Square, New York. I'll likely do a more serious version of this one after completion (like my San Fran etches but in reverse) but I'm kind of in a quantity over quality mode right now because I'm confident that no matter what I do, it will still come out good. Hopefully I'll have one of these two etches finished sometime soon!


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Friday, March 2, 2012

San Francisco Finished!


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Over a year in the making, I finally buckled down and finished this beast of an etch. Now onto something else... Thanks for checking out my Etch A Sketch art! Visit again soon for something new or check out my other pages online for things that might not appear here...

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