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Nov192009

Travel Sketchbook - Creature Thumbz

I have a small 8.5 x 5.5 sketchbook I doodle in a lot and have been sketching in entirely with Pigment liner pens. I basically just produce quick thumbnail ideas in this sketchbook, without too much thought put into what it is I'm sketching. The use of the sketchbook is to help the confidence of my strokes as I'm using pen and not pencil, and sketching at such a small scale lets me quickly go from one idea to the next without getting caught up in details.

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"... without getting caught up in the details" hah.

You're my hero, Corriero.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercody

looks more like details line drawings to me rather than thumnails, but it's awesome anyways :)
saved in my inspiration folder ^^

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicolas Collings

Shamelessly beautiful, you evil genius. Inspiring, as per usual, sir.

November 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam B. Hand

Cody - haha, well..individually being shown at their real scale as seen here at 72 dpi, they're really not that detailed and only take 1 or 2 min for each.
Nicolas - The size you're looking at here is the true scale, maybe a little bigger. The kind of details you see here are just little dots and some quick shading, in comparison to a full scale drawing I consider them quick thumbnails. They're a bit more precise than just a tiny scribble but they are thumbnails with lots of flaws, most lack real eyes, feet, etc.
William - thanks man, wasn't sure if these would be worth posting or not, glad u like them.

November 20, 2009 | Registered CommenterMike Corriero

Beautiful work! I love these little drawings you do :D

November 21, 2009 | Registered CommenterBrynn Metheney

Man these are great!
I love the bottom two pages the most. I love that majestic deer creature on the left.

November 22, 2009 | Registered CommenterVinod Rams

Those are great ideas - working in pen and very small. Love these sketches!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

Brynn - Thanks :)
Vinod - Thanks man, the one with the 4 antlers and the tree? It's always fun just modifying an existing animals design a little.
Chelsea - Thanks. I'm addicted to drawing thumbs now. :)

November 22, 2009 | Registered CommenterMike Corriero

Great thumbnails sketch~!!

November 25, 2009 | Registered CommenterKeun Chul (ironbrush)

nice work Mike!
so many strong designs on one page!

cheers
joe

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoverine

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