Friday, August 18, 2006


I just did this rough piece today since I had a little downtime at work. I did the rough from a model pic of a friend named Stacy. This will be the first in a series that I plan to do. I want to keep them loose and quick. That is how I prefer to work so I will work on refining my own style. As you can see I started with a prismacolor drawing and then I scanned it and desaturated the colors to black and white. I then colored it in photoshop. Bam!

Have a great weekend y'all!



Blogger sym7 said...

beautiful work man! lots of energy in that drawing!

1:10 PM  
Blogger SketchbookAllstars said...

This is really nice stuff man. Great rendering too. It's a departure from what I usually see from you. Keep em comin man!

1:40 PM  
Blogger artgyrl said...

I really like seeing step-by-steps. This was a really nice sketch, made even better by the colors. I like the warm monochrome. I look forward to seeing the other drawings in the series.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Andre Moore said...

didnt think you did it until I saw your name on the post. Its HOT jedi master!!!

3:39 PM  
Blogger stacypatrice said...

love u for this baby! thank u soooo much! muahhhhhhhhhh! u insire me to take better pics when i know someone like u is inspired of my likeness. i will lookout for the rest and i linked u from my myspace page

6:41 PM  
Blogger Pencilism! said...

All I can say D is thank you! Your work is so inspirational.

This style is not a far departure from what you usually do. Just slightly less cartoony. A little more realistically rendered. It's refreshing, but don't stop doing the exagurated stuff. I love it all!

Keep it comin'! ON "or" OFF topic! Please!


6:58 PM  
Blogger babadawud said...

Thanks y'all. One thing that made this different is that I normally work from memory and stray away from trying to be anatomically correct or a fashion king. I just focus on expression. What I did here was use subject matter but still stayed loose. I think that's why Brian and Andre thought it was a departure from my other sketches. Thanks for the compliments cause that is what I was striving for.



7:01 PM  
Blogger Q7d2 said...

Thanks for posting the step by step.  I like the fact that you did  this quick it inspires me to not spend so much time on each piece just knock it out. What is your technique for painting ? Do you just use the paint brush at different opacity's or do you use the  the multiply and overlay features?

11:06 PM  
Blogger babadawud said...

Q - I basically did what you mentioned. I use the basic photoshop brush and just change opacity. I made the sepia tone by overlaying a flat color on a seperate layer and then multipy it.

After that I just build like a watercolor. Next time I will try to save more of the steps.



7:43 AM  
Blogger Lawrence Christmas said...

nice work! Simple and clean. Rock on.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a friend of Stacy and she has this pic posted and it stood out the moment I saw it. Yo, you have mad skillz. I had to stop by and just tell you great job!

the EnlightenedSista

3:26 PM  
Blogger Pencilism! said...

What's a fashion king?



6:00 PM  
Blogger babadawud said...

Fashion King: A lil tongue in cheek humor there meaning that I am not good at inventing fashion when drawing my characters so I am not usually caught up in designing gear. Something I would like to be better at. It's my own phrase that I came up with. Who knows it might catch on and you heard it here first. LOL!


7:58 PM  
Blogger Pencilism! said...

I'm just glad that I wasn't the only one not knowin'lol:D

If you made it up then everybody had to just guess what you was talkin' 'bout. ;)

11:36 PM  
Blogger Jamal Otolorin said...

people!! you guys have to understand. Dawud did this sketch at lunch on a dirty ass table outside. To see the finished version is crazy. I really like the sepia tone and the brush work

7:12 AM  

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