Art | illustration | Hiccups

This blog is pretty much a random selection of art thingies I've been involved in. The bulk of the following are from my "Sketch-a-Day" Series, of which I have over 600, but I'll spare you the Catch-up game, and just post stuff that doesn't embarrass me too much.
Brian Wright
“Robot with stars for eyes” - Sketch-a-day 722.
Ink and colored pencil on paper

This was Owen’s idea - he did the colors.  And crinkles.  :)

Brian Wright

“Robot with stars for eyes” - Sketch-a-day 722.

Ink and colored pencil on paper

This was Owen’s idea - he did the colors. And crinkles. :)

Brian Wright
“Brigadier” - Sketch-a-day 602.
Ink and pencil on paper.
I started out drawing a shoe, but this drawing didn’t want to be a shoe. I’m not entirely convinced it wanted to be a general either. Perhaps we met somewhere in the middle and called it a day. 

Brian Wright

“Brigadier” - Sketch-a-day 602.

Ink and pencil on paper.

I started out drawing a shoe, but this drawing didn’t want to be a shoe. I’m not entirely convinced it wanted to be a general either. Perhaps we met somewhere in the middle and called it a day. 

Brian Wright
“Objects In Browser May Be Closer Than They Appear” - Sketch-a-day 316.
Markers and pencil on paper.
This really doesn’t work as well on a small scale.  I’d love to see this on a billboard… a giant watching over us. 

Brian Wright

“Objects In Browser May Be Closer Than They Appear” - Sketch-a-day 316.

Markers and pencil on paper.

This really doesn’t work as well on a small scale.  I’d love to see this on a billboard… a giant watching over us. 

Brian Wright
“Ship to Shore” - Sketch-a-day 558.
Markers on paper.
One last one for today. There is a little boy tugging at me asking to go to the park. But I will say that these are the types of drawings I enjoy doing - where there is no real plan, and stuff just happens.  Dig for meaning if you must, but don’t expect much.

Brian Wright

“Ship to Shore” - Sketch-a-day 558.

Markers on paper.

One last one for today. There is a little boy tugging at me asking to go to the park. But I will say that these are the types of drawings I enjoy doing - where there is no real plan, and stuff just happens.  Dig for meaning if you must, but don’t expect much.

Brian Wright
“Woman #3” - Sketch-a-day 679.
Watercolor (?) on paper.
I worked off of a drawing of a woman that I have worked off of 3 or 4 times before. I just love the length of the face, the long Roman nose. The “watercolors” are just about the cheapest things in the world and they really acted a whole lot more like gouache.  I’m not very handy with either medium, but I like the colors. I’ll practice more.

Brian Wright

“Woman #3” - Sketch-a-day 679.

Watercolor (?) on paper.

I worked off of a drawing of a woman that I have worked off of 3 or 4 times before. I just love the length of the face, the long Roman nose. The “watercolors” are just about the cheapest things in the world and they really acted a whole lot more like gouache.  I’m not very handy with either medium, but I like the colors. I’ll practice more.

Brian Wright
“Colored From Behind” - Sketch-a-day 672.
Markers and white-out on paper.

Brian Wright

“Colored From Behind” - Sketch-a-day 672.

Markers and white-out on paper.

Brian Wright
“Autumn Soon” - Sketch-a-day 641.
Ink on paper.

Brian Wright

“Autumn Soon” - Sketch-a-day 641.

Ink on paper.

yetisalad:

Brian for my ‘Shy’ portrait series.Thank you again for my portrait I loved it! :D Hope this lives up to expectatioons!

Yetisalad put together a lovely “shy” portrait of me - lovely! How fun is all that!? Don’t you just love the colors? Thank you so much, Cat! What a nice gift!Do check out the whole series at yetisalad.tumblr.com

yetisalad:

Brian for my ‘Shy’ portrait series.

Thank you again for my portrait I loved it! :D Hope this lives up to expectatioons!

Yetisalad put together a lovely “shy” portrait of me - lovely! How fun is all that!? Don’t you just love the colors? Thank you so much, Cat! What a nice gift!

Do check out the whole series at yetisalad.tumblr.com

(Source: pleasemindthecat)

yetisalad:

Glad I got mine in under the wire!  I thought I’d return the favor - so I did one of you for your amusement. Yeah, it’s not quite right, but thought you might enjoy it just the same.  Markers and pencils, mostly.  Looking forward to your interpretation… :)  Night!______________________________________aaaah this is so bloody awesome thank you!! I’m always honoured and flattered when other people make things for meee :D and I’m in love with this style! The pressure’s on! haha

Sketch-a-day with a purpose. Sort of a portrait exchange with the lovely and talented Cat, AKA Yetisalad. You really should try a yeti salad by the way. A little bit of ranch and a few croutons… Delish!

yetisalad:

Glad I got mine in under the wire!  I thought I’d return the favor - so I did one of you for your amusement. Yeah, it’s not quite right, but thought you might enjoy it just the same.  Markers and pencils, mostly.  Looking forward to your interpretation… :)  Night!
______________________________________

aaaah this is so bloody awesome thank you!! I’m always honoured and flattered when other people make things for meee :D and I’m in love with this style! The pressure’s on! haha

Sketch-a-day with a purpose. Sort of a portrait exchange with the lovely and talented Cat, AKA Yetisalad. You really should try a yeti salad by the way. A little bit of ranch and a few croutons… Delish!

(Source: pleasemindthecat)

Brian Wright
“Sideshow” - Sketch-a-day 631.
Markers on paper.
I moved south so I wouldn’t have to deal with the northern Illinois winters anymore. I don’t miss the bitter cold, the icy roads, nor the wind that seems like it can go right through you. I get mild flashbacks from time to time, even in Austin. I must say though - I do like winter fashion. 

Brian Wright

“Sideshow” - Sketch-a-day 631.

Markers on paper.

I moved south so I wouldn’t have to deal with the northern Illinois winters anymore. I don’t miss the bitter cold, the icy roads, nor the wind that seems like it can go right through you. I get mild flashbacks from time to time, even in Austin. I must say though - I do like winter fashion. 

Brian Wright
“A Snail for Owen” - Sketch-a-day 601.
Markers and pencil on paper.

Brian Wright

“A Snail for Owen” - Sketch-a-day 601.

Markers and pencil on paper.

Brian Wright
Tag team art #2, AKA Sketch-a-day 588.
Pen and markers on paper.
I did this thing with my 5-year-old. I did part, he did another part, I did some more, etc. Some of these work out nicely and others really don’t work at all.  I thought this was interesting enough to share outside of my regular “Sketch-a-day” series on Facebook.  The colors are nice, I think.  Friday, my son came home and said he was making some art like Piet Mondrian - he must have picked that up at school.  ”That means using the three primary colors, black and white, and squares and rectangles.” He’s a talented little kid!  I showed him some Paul Klee and Joan Miró - he liked that too. Why am I sharing this? I don’t know.

Brian Wright

Tag team art #2, AKA Sketch-a-day 588.

Pen and markers on paper.

I did this thing with my 5-year-old. I did part, he did another part, I did some more, etc. Some of these work out nicely and others really don’t work at all.  I thought this was interesting enough to share outside of my regular “Sketch-a-day” series on Facebook.  The colors are nice, I think.  Friday, my son came home and said he was making some art like Piet Mondrian - he must have picked that up at school.  ”That means using the three primary colors, black and white, and squares and rectangles.” He’s a talented little kid!  I showed him some Paul Klee and Joan Miró - he liked that too. Why am I sharing this? I don’t know.

Brian Wright
“Can you hare me now?” - Sketch-a-day 619.
Pen on paper.
I stole this idea from Charmaine Olivia. Just so you know.  Actually, her bunnies had 3 ears, and mine has 4, so mine is 33% better.  My guess is that some bunny somewhere has 5 ears, maybe 6.  It’s just a matter of time before all such permutations will have been exhausted and we will be left with nowhere to go but down.  So, let’s take this slowly - for everyone’s sake. Thank you.

Brian Wright

“Can you hare me now?” - Sketch-a-day 619.

Pen on paper.

I stole this idea from Charmaine Olivia. Just so you know.  Actually, her bunnies had 3 ears, and mine has 4, so mine is 33% better.  My guess is that some bunny somewhere has 5 ears, maybe 6.  It’s just a matter of time before all such permutations will have been exhausted and we will be left with nowhere to go but down.  So, let’s take this slowly - for everyone’s sake. Thank you.

Brian Wright
“Divan of Air” - Sketch-a-day 576.
Pen on paper.
A friend of mine added some color to this for her own “coloring book” amusement. Looked really nice with golden hair.

Brian Wright

“Divan of Air” - Sketch-a-day 576.

Pen on paper.

A friend of mine added some color to this for her own “coloring book” amusement. Looked really nice with golden hair.

Brian Wright
“Avian Reception” - Sketch-a-day 527.
Pen on paper.

Brian Wright

“Avian Reception” - Sketch-a-day 527.

Pen on paper.