Illustration Friday: Ahead

The snail came out ahead of the pack.

This one came straight from the sketchbook. I'm limiting myself to pen and marker for a while to hone my drawing skills as well as my lighting/rendering skills. I have a number of sketches to post from my Drawing for Composition class and I'm also hoping to get into the summer Drawing for Composition class. We'll be going on location and starting with organic forms, then working up to mechanical forms. I also really need to get better at my quick sketching of entire forms. I start rendering, then I render things to death, losing a bit of the vitality of the original sketch.