Monday, September 7, 2009

A few sketches

In the spirit of keeping things moving around here, I'll throw down some random sketches. I hope the fact that these are essentially doodles is not a disappointment.  The truth is that I enjoy doing these more than I do wrestling a final, finished piece of work to the ground. I have yet to preserve the confidence and playfulness of an early sketch all the way to the final color version . Half the time, the paint is just lipstick on a corpse.
(Hey, good idea for a sketch!)




24 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing these sketches- it's really great seeing what you draw for fun when the pressure's off

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous!

    It is great to see you blogging!

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  3. Beautiful sketches!! We want more!

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  4. Gorgeous sketches! thanks for posting these! ack can't wait for more!

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  5. Amazing sketches!! Very inspiring. More plz!

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  6. For me your sketches are just as inspiring as your finals. Both are beautiful. I especially love the man in the mooon's nose and the facial structure you achieved with the variations in line use.

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  7. Great sketches. Wonderfully drawn and full of life and imagination!!

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  8. These are really beautiful, and I completely know what you mean about going from sketch to final painting. Love how you put it though...lipstick on a corpse...

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  9. Wonderful sketches Mr De S`eve, and an interesting topic for conversation among artists. When do you know a piece is finished, and when you've worked it to death?

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  10. Hello Pete,
    I have loved your work for years! Your sketches are just as beautiful as your final pieces.

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  11. The last thing that these are, Pete, are a disappointment. THey are wonderful!

    Boy its reassuring to know that YOU find it challenging maintaining the vitality of a sketch when you develop it further to a finished painting. I thought it was just me!

    Thanks for sharing and keeping your blog active!

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  12. I really like seeing sketches and works in progress and these are lovely - especially the eyes in the second and the movement in the third. It's like listening to an orchestra warm up - it doesn't diminish the magic, just gives you a glimpse of the effort behind it.

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  13. You really have a talent for making characters that are rich in personality, I definitely am taking note so I can try to do the same in my own work.

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  14. Your drawing is very beautiful.. Rough and sweet..

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  15. We even can feel their mood. Still on top Peter, still on top !

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  16. These are some of my favorite sketches from you.

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  17. Amazing, amazing, amazing! So glad to see you blogging after years of following your work. All the best and I can't wait for your books!

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