Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Deliverance of Depth

Took a different route on this one and I like how it turned out. I wish I had a little more time to give more detail but I so enjoyed the depth of the view.

Calvary Church in Santa Ana (CA) on October 27, 2013

Googling the Guggenheim

I love this one so much!! All photo credit goes to my friend Josh who took this great picture and passed it my way. Love the lady's hat and the darkness of the man's jacket. Also the looming architecture of the Guggenheim was great. So fun to draw. 

Guggenheim Museum (NY) drawn on October 25, 2013

A Bitty Blossom

I don't have many positive feelings toward this drawing, but the little girl was cute and the small flower in her hair was also kinda...cute. So there's that.

Calvary Church in Santa Ana (CA) on October 20, 2013

The Interaction of Beards and Bubbles

Let me just say that I love how the bottom of her straight hair bubbled out. So fun to try and capture that. Also I'm not particularly talented at drawing beards but I'm a fan of how this one turned out.

Calvary Church in Santa Ana (CA) on October 20, 2013

Ghosted Shadows on a Shirt

Definitely wish I had more time on this one and my proportions were a bit off, but I had fun with the shirt shadows as usual. Also the incomplete figure on the left looks like a ghost...just throwing that out there.

Calvary Church in Santa Ana (CA) on October 13, 2013

Some Room to Breathe

Love this one and his convenient spot for ventilation. He is also so relaxed, glad I got to capture that aspect. 

Calvary Chapel of the Harbour (CA) on September 22, 2013

Strings of Hairy Plaid

I'm not the greatest at tackling plaid, and this one was particularly stringy.

Calvary Chapel of the Harbour (CA) on September 15, 2013

Rows of Silence

Well this one is a little late (seeing as I drew it in July) but here it is anyway. It's kind of boring soooo that's all I have to say about this one. 

Calvary Church in Santa Ana (CA) on July 28, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Eric Says Hi

-Photo credit goes to my good friend Rachael Curtis for this beauty. She stopped by the Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia and met my cousin Eric. This is how he sent his hello :D
-I had so much fun with this one!
-Philadelphia, PA on September 4th, 2013.

The Tweaking of Blurred Lines

-Tweak...close to twerk...see that pop culture reference right there? Hah.
-So I had fun with this guys shirt although things got a bit blurred with the second set of diagonal lines. Wish I had more time to clean it up.
-Calvary Church (CA) on September 1st, 2013.

Fragments of a Face

-I feel like I could have made a face on the back of her head if I kept going with this one. You know, manipulated the hair a bit, made the sunglasses farther back on her head.
-Also I'm mad at the scanner for the bad transfer job on this one.
-Calvary Chapel of the Harbour (CA) on August 25, 2013.

A Question of Age

-Usually it's easy to tell how old people are from the back but this one had me guessing! Turns out, mom was on the left and her teenage daughter sat next to her.
-Not my favorite drawing so I don't think I have a favorite part and the bad scanning job doesn't help!
-Calvary Chapel of the Harbour (CA) on August 17th, 2013

The Distracting Duo

-Holy moly, these were some actively moving gentlemen! I feel like one was always turning or talking or something, so I emphasized the busyness with some intense shades on their chairs. Pretty sure there was no actual design on the back of the chairs...
-Reality LA (CA) on August 4th, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Curtain of Shadows

-This drawing became way more involved than usual. Not sure if it was an exceptionally long sermon or if I was quickly scribbling...but I like it. I even got to draw the "background".
-I love that the curtains turned into waves of shadows.
-Reality LA (CA) on July 21, 2013

I Dream of Jeannie's Bun

-I'm gonna be honest, I thought the show was "I Dream of Genie" so when I was getting ready for this great witty title about her jean jacket and genie was ruined. Dangit.
-Anyway, I had a lot of fun with this drawing. I especially liked the curves in her jacket and the escaping hair at her collar.
-Rock Harbor (CA) on July 14th, 2013

The Bold Edge of Friends

-So I ran out of time to finish this one but I was focusing on creating very visible lines. Forget about that shading nonsense, I was going for bold.
-Calvary Church of Santa Ana (CA) on July 14, 2013

Dino Dino Dado

-Okay, so I like how the drawing emphasizes the difference in size between the two figures. Also the dad sort of reminds me of a long-necked dinosaur.
-Wesleyan Church of Hamburg on June 23, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Bald and the Beautiful

-So. I don't usually like drawing bald people but this one worked for me! It definitely could be better, but I think I'm moving in the right direction with my shading. I like the sweatshirt folds too.
-Calvary Baptist Church (NY) on April 28, 2013.

An Infant Shadow

-I know this one is a bit different, but I really enjoy drawing silhouettes...and baby silhouettes are the best. I love his little hand.
-Drawn on April 27th from a picture posted by my cousin, Robbie.

The Beleaguered Braid

-This poor braid was going every which way and was probably so confused and beleaguered (SAT word...bam).
-I really love the pose of this picture and how the angles worked out. Special thanks to Allison for letting me wreak havoc on her hair...this is her THIRD time on the blog now. Woah.
-Drawn on April 27, 2013

Doodles in the Dark: Part II

-I really don't like this one, but I like how you can see the empty rows. The deep perspective is interesting.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on April 25, 2013.

Doodles in the Dark: Part I

-So I drew this in a very very dark room but I like how it turned out! I really like the overlap of lines and randomness of them. The hat is cool too.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on April 25, 2013.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Intelligence of Boredom

-This guy was probably totally enjoying the lecture on quantum physics, but his body language spoke otherwise. Anyway, I enjoyed it and enjoyed the placement of his hand.
-I tried to capture the golf cap of his neighbor in the next row but I ran out of paper. Dang.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on April 25, 2013.

(Un)Forgettable Closeness

-This drawing is just sort of boring. I tried to get some cool detail out of the very extensive part in her hair but it just didn't work.
-One thing that was not forgettable was just how close the couple sat! In every arrangement, they seemed to be glued together, hence their inseparable shirts.
-Calvary Baptist Church (NY) on April 21, 2013.

A Story of Two Tails

-I only just noticed the two tails in this drawing: the ponytail and the tail of the coat sketch. Sometimes I'm intentional...this was not that time. I also like the subtle flow of her shirt.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on April 18, 2013.

The Ebb and Flow of Symmetry

-Her hair looked like individual streams and were in perfect waves! Impressive. I like how the hair overwhelms the drawing. 
-Stony Brook University (NY) on April 16, 2013

A Furrowed Beanie

-I wish I had spent a longer time working on his beanie and maybe also on the wrinkles in his shirt. They remind me of a furrowed bro...maybe.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on March 7, 2013.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hashtag: Hair Full of Heart

-I didn't realize the heart in her hair or the hashtags in her blazer until after I finished! Good times.
-I like the unintentional fade of her hair and its subtle creep along her back.
-Grace Church in Smithtown (NY) on April 7, 2013.

The Curves of a Creature

-So this is a dramatic translation of what was sitting in front of me. It certainly doesn't look like my model but I had fun with the long, curved neck and bony shoulder. Let's not forget the weird swirly hair/hat thing.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on March 28, 2013.

Etchings of Shade

-Please click on this one so that you can see the little etchings in detail of the larger image. I love the idea of shading through the line etchings so I really like how this drawing came out!
-Yes, the desk in front of him is with it.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on March 5, 2013.

A Bold Combing

-Usually I avoid replicating the words seen on a figure, but these ones were so loud that I couldn't avoid it. Unfortunately, the words steal the spotlight from his combed hairdo...which I liked.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on February 28, 2013.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

An Unfinished Sponsor

-So my pencil ran out of graphite. And then I ran out of pencils. Eff.
-If I had been able to finish, I would have made some cool shading patterns all over the back and finished all the sponsors that were on his shirt. The words are scribbles...just wanted to clear that up.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on February 25, 2013.

The Pew-ed Perspective

-This one really emphasizes the view from the pew in church. I wish that instead of drawing the pastor, I brought the stained-glass window lower and emphasized that.
-I do like the subtle hint of the window above though.
-Christ Bible Church (NY) on February 24, 2013.

Holy Cow, Is That a Dog?!

-Please welcome the very first animal to be featured on the Oh Snarf blog. I guess we've got more than one animal in this drawing, but this little pup is the star. Not my most detailed drawing, but I like the eagerness of his pose directed at those guinea pigs.
-Drawn from a picture taken by Joel, featuring the one and only Doug Paddington, on February 23, 2013.

A Pair of Baggy Buns

-Yes, I realize that the title of this post can be misleading but I couldn't resist. Check out the matching buns and baggy sweatshirts. BAM.
-Also, this is my very first self-portrait! I'm glad I got to share the stage with my lil friend on the right.
-Drawn from a picture taken by the lovely Pinky on February 23, 2013.

Stripes, Swirls, and Seashells

-Going with the trend of weird designs and etchings in solid colored clothing in this one. Also the bunch in his hood does not look like a hood...I made it into one of those big seashells on accident.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on February 14, 2013. Happy V-Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Floating Toddler

-I found this picture on Instagram and immediately knew I would draw it (credit to @finn). His precious floaties remind me of swim lessons as a kid. I wish I spent more time on the water reflections.
-Drawn on February 9, 2013.

Daddy's Boy

-I also saw this photo on Instagram and had to draw it (credit to @thomas_k and @wisslaren). I wish I had drawn more of those squiggly trees on the left because the shaded blobs are bothering me...
-Drawn on February 9, 2013.

A Bit of Skeleton Fluff

-So I really love how this guy's hair came out. It looks so soft and fluffy! I wish I could have finished the sketch on the left, but the skeleton will have to do.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on February 7, 2013.

The Swinging Tree

-So this guy was swaying back and forth SO MUCH that he was practically swinging. Also the weird pattern on his shirt looks like the rings of age on a tree trunk. That isn't actually what is shirt looked like, but I like it.
-Grace Church in Smithtown (NY) on February 3, 2013.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Etchings with a Clip

-One of my favorite artists (Amanda Nedham) makes all these intricate etchings in her large drawings and I love that technique, so I tried to copy it.
-Grace Church in Smithtown (NY) on January 27, 2013

The Big Comfy Couch...Chair

-I honestly don't think this chair was enormous in real life, but it seems to take over this drawing for some reason. In other news, I liked the sweater and shirt collar combo.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on January 24, 2013

Shaded Streaks of Plaid

-This one is not my most interesting drawing, but I think the shading on the table is my favorite part. It's the small things, right?
-Stony Brook University (NY) on January 24, 2013

Patterns Galore

-We've got plaid, and stripes, and shading, and checkers, and it just seems like there's a lot going on in this one. I feel okay about that.
-Stony Brook University (NY) on January 24, 2013.

An Elegant Twist of Monkey Bread

-So her braid sort of looks like monkey bread...I enjoyed drawing it but seriously, monkey bread. I also really like the relaxed/elegant arm draping that was happening.
-Restoration Church (NY) on December 24, 2012.

The Singing Siblings

-I saw this picture posted by @bethanyrau on Instagram and I had to draw it! I loved the setting and the closeness.
-Drawn sometime around December 22, 2012.

The Leaning Tower of Lines

-I drew this one 1+ years ago so I don't remember much about it, but I like that it was a little rushed and the etchings are pronounced throughout.
-Drawn on November 17, 2011 at Stony Brook University (NY)

Cascading Curls

-I liked the overwhelming presence of her curls. Probably a hassle for her, but they looked cool. 
-I randomly found this drawing that I sketched on November 10, 2011 at Stony Brook University (NY).