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ad comp sketch

02-01-2005, 10:50 PM
here is an ad layout i did yesterday. the agency picked my brain to set up a composition for their photographer. remember, i am really a photographer that uses a pencil and pen. the drawing is entirely from my imagination.

here we go:

02-01-2005, 11:03 PM
here is another one from the same campaign. again, this is entirely freehanded without any tools other than the pencil. no refereces. this comp is for layout only, as a tool for the photographer:

02-01-2005, 11:05 PM
first self-crit: i made the windshield slope too much to frame left.

02-01-2005, 11:13 PM
I dont get them.


02-01-2005, 11:38 PM
I dont get them.


right. out of context they mean nothing. :smokin:

02-02-2005, 12:28 AM
NICE!..........Look's Kinda Like a Story Board For a Movie or something.....Perspective is Great!

I Wish My Perspective Was that Probably know that its no where near as good

02-02-2005, 01:26 AM
derek, i am a storyboard artist.

thanks for props, man. i follow your work. it is good.
my perspective is all 'cheated.' the first one is shot through approx. a 24mm; camera about a foot off the deck. i am thinking constantly in terms of lensing. the lens and lens height determines the 'latitude' of the perspective.

second one is about a 35-42mm; camera a bit below eye-level to give us more medium-looking view. yet because the 35mm is still considered wide, and the height of the lens is near but below eye-level, the truck still looks heroic and imposing.

perhaps adapt this thinking to your own drawings, as you, too, invent and explore with the imagination. and it will, by default, greatly enhance your work, particularly when you invent scenes. try it, post something, and it will take your compositions somewhere else. ;)

02-02-2005, 09:35 PM
Well Here is something I drew Today....It Might not be as good, In Fact Its not really good at all, but I was just Experimenting.... (

02-03-2005, 01:57 AM
actually, that is very well done, derek. i am wholly impressed by your ability to invent perspective and freehand draw -you realize that not many people have a knack for this.

you do.

the trailer is a little off at the bottom edge, as the bottom trim part does not change width the farther into the distance it gets. but this is a minor nit-pick.

your forshortening is well-invented. i give respect to you, my brother. your drawing is actually so good, that all it needed was a little rendering:

02-03-2005, 03:28 AM
That looks awsome!......If only I could Do the Reflections, like on the crome and glass....I guess Ill have to learn. Any Advise?

Ill Have to print that out and put it with my origonal, but before i do that could you maybe put your signature on it.

02-03-2005, 01:16 PM
advice in chrome and glass: go out to any car or truck and look at the chrome and glass. look carefully at how the light behaves. you must do this or you will not be able to really invent it from your mind very easily.

next: pay attention --look at how you can see the interior through the glass, while, too, there are reflections all over the glass hiding some of the interior.

next: draw from life many times, from many cars, and you will start to see a sort of formula arrive: mimic what you have seen when drawing glass next time. create a "composite" reflection effect from drawing them in life many times. pay attention to how metal and glass are nothing more than curved mirrors. the immediate surrounds are reflected in these mirrors. that is all they are.

remember: everything is "cheated." the glass, the metal, the perspective, the body panels, the ellipses --all are made up. look at life and draw from it, but now in your head. you are an aritst, too, so you can create your own reflections in your own metal and glass.

02-03-2005, 03:50 PM
Thanks for the advise! I try learning right away.

02-04-2005, 06:56 PM
Nice! Awesome drawings in this thread! Bonz your the man!

02-04-2005, 08:18 PM
Very good work Bonz. Although I don't get them, they're very well done. How long have you been studying cars and art? Have you taken any college or university courses on this?


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