Friday, January 8, 2010

And Again


Yes it's groundhog day here at the corporate headquarters of Sketch of the day. This is the last one of these I have so who knows what tomorrow might bring. It's till cold out and we had a little more snow last night. Stay tuned good people of the world.

9 comments:

Munich Newman said...

He should consider wearing a scarf.

Stephen Gardner said...

That's what I thought.

Moish said...

I like the way you captured the personality both in this sketch, and the woman in "It's Freezing".

I'm having trouble telling what media you are using. Is it a micron & a grey Pitt marker or a sharp pencil, if you could please share that info.
I also noticed how you use the background color to help bring out the lighter foreground, as in this fellow's hat. That helps me understand what I'm reading in some books on drawing.

Stephen Gardner said...

Moish, I use a propelling pencil with a 'B' lead which means I never have to sharpen which on a subway is the way to go. Hope that helps.

emikk said...

Sketch of the Day Corporate headquarters is located on the subway?

larry said...

Count your blessing Steve that you and Angie came to America long after the 17 century. In Massachusetts puritanical Americans persecuted unconventional individuals and convicted them of being witches. One form of evidence offered as incontrovertible proof of witchcraft was the presence of a witches teat. The evidence was acquired by stripping the accused and examining their bodies for any mole or blemish that the accused may have used to suckle the devil. The area was said to be insensitive to the touch (or cold). Examiners would inch by inch prick the accused with a needle searching for a cold or insensitive area. Unscrupulous examiners would use dulled needles to claim the accused could not feel a pin-prick. Many innocent women were put to death because of a cold or insensitive blemish. Ever since, said blemishes have been crudely used as a metaphor for describing the kind of weather we've been experiencing.

Nice drawing, keep em coming.

Stephen Gardner said...

Emikk, that's the way I roll.

Larry, there's that silver lining again. I've often wondered about the origin of that metaphor having often used it, where do you get this stuff? I listen to NPR but still. Always great to hear from you.

larry said...

Donna would always use that metaphor. It was so out of character that I knew she must have grown up hearing it. I had to find it's origin.

James said...

I'm an admirer of your subway sketches; they have a velvety touch to them, and I particularly like the way you draw the shadows.