My good friend Dave Lowery just this week got his new blog up and going — he’s already got some beautiful sketches up there. That prompted me to update the links on my site, changing or deleting the dead links, etc., which led to me once again enjoying the great drawing related links on Josh Sheppard’s wonderful links page. There I found this blog entry concerning the legendary illustrator Noel Sickles. Scroll down and behold the mind-blowing simplicity and genius of those Civil War sketches of his. Looks like pencil and wash. Just humbling to see that kind of ability, in my opinion. Then, going back to Josh’s page, I found this fantastic collection of self-published artist sketchbooks that can be purchased at Stuart Ng’s bookstore in Torrance, CA. There you go: inspiration — at least for me.
I’m a storyboard artist and motion picture production illustrator living and working in the Los Angeles / Hollywood area, specializing in traditional hand-drawn storyboards for live-action and animated feature films as well as After Effects and CG animatics for pre-visualization and post production visual effects (VFX). I also draw and sketch a lot and upload it to the Sketchblog here and social media – just for fun!