Another drawing done in transit on the transit bus. This guy was an unknowingly great model, he played his part and didn't recognize that I was starring at him. Thanks man!!!
Man with cap backwards + (Detail Close-Up)
11 x 14
Ballpoint on Archival Paper
wow the style and expression is wonderful! the sketches stand out.
i like the bicycle, would like to see more inanimates in perspective. to see how your curvy gestury style would translate into rigid solid objects in SOME of your sketches not all lol.
idk what im talking about lol keep posting man!
I like the "wire-like" feel your gestures and sketches have and your style. keep it up !
Critiques on my work always welcome!!
Hey, what are shading the ink drawings with? Charcoal, Graphite, what?
Cool effect anyway. Good stuff.
Oh, OK, cool. I saw a comic book like that once done all in Blue ballpoint pen. It was by Sophie Crumb, daughter of R. Crumb.
I think your sketching looks really good with black ball point pen. I don't think everyone can pull it off with ballpoint. Whenever I use it it looks crappy. Keep up the good work!
This is a drawing I did of a student at Oakland School For The Arts today. I liked the gesture so much I decided to leave the table out of the drawing.
Im finally starting to edit and compile tons of drawings in preparation for my first drawing book, not sure if this one will make the cut but I like it not the less. Actually I have been getting lots of good feedback on this image on Facebook so it just might make it Ha Ha.
11 x 14
Ballpoint Pen on Paper
Last edited by Dawood Marion; October 8th, 2011 at 06:42 AM. Reason: update the message
I really liked the lines in this drawing. The man exited the bus before I could grace the drawing with shading but life happens perfectly because when I looked at it the day after, I realized it was beautiful how it was. Knowing "when to say when" is the subject here huh lol.
I started this drawing at the nose which has been the starting point for many of my latest works. Especially the nose between the lens of glasses. I also really got into the wrinkles in his neck and at the corner of the mouth. The belt buckle seemed to have made it's own statement in this drawing as well Ha Ha.
One more thing I'd like to point out in this drawing is the stitching on the ball cap and coat - stitching, moles, pores and patterns of hair growth have been emerging quite strongly in my recent works. It's a good challenge for me to see how delicate and careful I can be when creating these detail while on a bumpy transit bus. I find myself slowing my breath and sometimes holding it as I process the subject matter and communicate it through marks on the page, it's almost as if I'm trapped in time during those moments.
Man right profile
11 x 14
Ballpoint pen on paper
This beautiful human caught my eye during my commute from teaching about 10 minutes before she got off the bus. I saw the age, wisdom and expression on her face and had to capture it with a rather fast shutter speed (quick drawing). I wanted to add more shadows to her face but there just wasn't enough time to get "honest" ones... other wise I would have been making them up from imagination which would have taken away for the truth of the moment. She glanced at me a couple times while I drew her but I wasn't sure that she was on to me - Ha Ha.
I was listening to a new, relaxing, meditation music selection in my new noise canceling headphones which helped achieve getting into the zone quite immediately. Between the music and a calming breathing pattern I was able to leave this world for ten minutes and create a human on my paper. I really like the lines in this drawing. I actually surprised myself when I applied the first set of wrinkles at the jawline to the left of the chin. It was a treat to watch this drawing unfold. My favorite part was creating the illusion of the eyes being recessed between the heavy brow muscles and pudgy cheeks.
Beautiful Elder Human Female
11 x 14
Ballpoint Pen on Archival Paper
I boarded the bus and grabbed a seat directly across from this man. It was extremely hot and I sat on the side of the bus where the sun was beaming through the glass. I really wasn't in the mood to draw but a couple minutes into the ride i realized I didn't have any drawings of tatted people, so I pulled my sketchbook and trusty pen (trying to be discreet because I didn't want him to see that I was about to start drawing - then he'd stare at me) and started to draw. It was hard to get into the zone because I was sweating like a Tour de' France rider, the sun was beating down on me and where I was sitting was really cramped so I didn't feel like getting my headphones out of my bag (I was drawing with no music - Unawesome!!!).
I started at the left eye and by the time i arrived at the shoulders, he looked at me and said, "You drawing?" "Yea" I responded. I asked him,"do you draw?" He said,"Yea I do tats." [Me] "Have you done any of your own?' [Him] "Yea." Then he leaned forward, rolled up his left pant leg revealing his fully inked leg. [Me] "Where do you do tats at?" [Him] "The Pen." I began to explain that I was drawing him (showed him the drawing at this time) and how I draw people everyday during my commute. The conversation was great, we exchanged info and I got off at my stop.
This was a special drawing session because normal don't show people what I'm working on (especially while I'm working). I also don't hold conversations while working (at lease I do my best to steer clear of them because it distracts me. At the end of the day I made a new friend
Man with tats
11 x 14
Ballpoint Pen on Archival Paper
yo man. I like the burst of ink lines you got in your sketches. It portrays some serious expressiveness, not only in the lines themselves, but also towards the subject matter. I'm assuming you did a lot of blind contour sketching before. The style seems to have developed from such studies, but I'm not sure. You've articulated a good mix between the amount of texture, line, space, and shading that blends with your draftsmanship. Keep going.
Behind every great master is a great student...
Imagination is more important than knowledge- Albert Einstein...
all these drawing are very inspirational;you have a very beautiful line man.i've also watched the sketchbook videos you have,they are great.keep the work coming.
This is a poster for my next video coming friday:
This is a poster for the last video I filmed where I create a self portrait drawing
Here is a link to the video on youtube:
Here is a video where I paint a sketch of the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA.
When I looked at your first page I didn't really get what you were doing but by the second yeah I really like your work keep it up.
Only real suggestion is you may want to include some more traditional studies just to mix things up abit and brush up on some anatomy issues you have in some of your images. But seriously nice unique sketchbook. It is nice to see something different on CA
When I drew this I was thinking of people who are beautiful yet the spiritually blind may see them as ugly. She was a girl who everybody teased and said she was ugly all of her life, but her self-esteem stayed intact.
Pencil on Archival paper
Dawood Sekhem 2012
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