Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Recent Sketches: Online Sketch App

A friend turned me on to this sketching website app:
Pretty cool. Creates a different feel to the sketches

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Recent Sketches: Afternoon In the Park

I thought it might be interesting to scan today's sketch in stages.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Recent Sketches: Font Faces

Anybody who checked out my post yesterday might have noticed I started drawing the type as I watched "Helvetica". One of the things that starts to happen when you look at a letterform for too long is that the negative shapes start to become more interesting that the positive ones. (Sorta like when you look too long at your written name -- it becomes a meaningless jumble of strokes) Anyway the counter of the bowl of a lowercase "a" became fascinating to me as just a shape and I wanted to see what I could do with it. So these faces are make up of the negative shapes of the lowercase "a", "s", "e" and "w" from the font Helvetica. Makes me wonder what kind of expressions I might get if I had a go at Baskerville.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Recent Sketches


Watched the movie "Helvetica" last night. My doodles took on a decidedly typographic quality.
It is interesting that it's the counters to certain letterforms that I find the most distinctive. Not something I particularly noticed during my college type courses.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Recent Sketches

Did some drawing in downtown Portland yesterday.