Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Q&A Morning warmups

I get a asked a lot of questions so I'll answer them all here regarding my morning warmups.

  • You can find my daily warmups through twitter or instagram.  In both programs, look for 2dbean.  You can find links to the right on this blog.  I also eventually put them on tumblr.
  • Time wise these are between 5-20 minutes dependent on the design and intricacies............... and caffeination levels.
  • Materials used are Copic sketch markers, Prismacolor markers, micron pen .005 for the under drawing and a brush pen for the thick lines.  (Zebra or Kuretake brush pen.)  A white gel pen and a white pencil for the highlights.  A brown paper wired earthbound cachet sketchpad.  All pens I get are available at www.jetpens.com 
  • As for how "accurate" I am regarding design vs. observation.  I tend to only have between 10 seconds and 1 minute to observe and remember my subjects so I definitely choose to draw adjectives and not nouns.  Sharp, soft, bubbly and not the eyes go here or the nose ends like this.  After my design sense remembers why I looked at them in the first place, I remember basic colors and style of clothing they have on. 
  • People do notice and rarely are mad, they enjoy it and quite a few patrons recognize others in the shop.  Most people are pleasant and happy...even in LA.
  • I generally try to sit and sketch for an hour to warm up and get my day going.  Usually up and out the door by 8 AM and taking advantage of the weather I sit outside for all this.
Hopefully this answers most the questions I get on a regular basis.  Comment on the post if you have any more and I'll make sure to get to you.  Hope your week is awesome! Keep drawing.



amencodai said...

hi mr brett..you go out at 8..n what time you going to sleep?.. :)

Unknown said...

around midnight. ;) I need my beauty sleep.

amencodai said...

thats great!!..thanks for your respons.:)

tiffannysketchbook said...

I really like your warmups and I like all the information you give about them. That is such a great habit to have and I'm very inspired.

Shawn Boyles said...

Great sketches. I love drawing regular people. They make such great characters. These are gorgeous.

Craig Harris said...

Looks like you are drawing with Marcelo quite a bit, borrowing some of that mojo. Fun stuff!!