A quick little sketch I did of Milton Glaser while my students were working on a project. If you don’t know who Milton Glaser is, here’s his site. He’s the guy who created I ♥ NY, among a bazillion other designs.
I made this just to play around with halftones and textures. Kinda fun. The layout has some odd trapped spaces, and Oliver is looking off to the left with very little lead room for his face. I thought this sort of tension worked, since the story is about a boy caught in difficult circumstances.
My wife hates the musical, Oliver! I think she can’t get past the boy’s soprano voice. We used to make fun of the line “just thinking of growing fat” all the time at my house, but I love the movie.
I’ve really liked working with the Pentallic Nature Sketch books. The paper’s nice and thick, and it has a good texture to it. Plus, it makes it easier to draw weird-looking hats, robots, and things drifting away on balloons.
Maybe it’s because I think their robes are so cool, but I started drawing monks recently. I know very little about Buddhism and Buddhist monks, so I’ve started learning a little more about them. I have it on pretty good authority that Buddhist monks do eat rice. (Thanks, Wikipedia. You’re the best.)
Pigeons sometimes get a bad rap for being dirty and kinda dumb – which I never understood since pigeons and doves are pretty much the same thing except for their size and coloring. Anyway, this pigeon apparently doesn’t worry about that. He travels the world without a care. Another few images from an iPad book for ilearn4free.