Morning Warmup Drawing

Here’s some progress on a little sketchbook drawing that I’ve been adding to every morning before work. The whole idea is to play purely with color and color schemes – in this case; blue, orange, and gray – and to avoid the visual crutch that is the black outline.  

    
   

Race Car Drawing

For some reason, I’ve been wanting to draw an old-timey race car. It’s just an image that popped into my head, and also a reason to again draw purely with color, particularly with a blue/orange/white/grey color combo. Like the previous drawing, this will be an ongoing morning warmup drawing to play with before heading on to client projects. 

  

Finished Sketchbook Drawing!

Finished this sketchbook drawing. While primarily using it as an ongoing morning warmup and coffee break drawing, there are some reasons behind it:

– it’s inspired by a trip to a quaint (and touristy) West Virginian town in the Shenandoah foothills along the Potomac River. The snow capped mountains in the background are just because I love mountains. 

– I wanted to draw without using black outlines, which have been a visual crutch of mine, instead focusing on drawing purely in color, and completely filling the page with rich, juicy color. 

– It gave me a reason to buy and use Stabilo Fineliner markers. 

  

Morning Warmup Drawing

Here’s some progress I’m making with an ongoing morning warmup drawing in my little sketchbook. Every morning, before turning to client, studio, and business projects, I add to this little by little as a way to get the hand and brain moving. 

Oh yeah; haven’t posted in over a year. It’s been that busy, but in a good way. Going to be coming back little by little.

– Jason