This first sketch originally began as a quick in-class portrait of my good friend Meagan (check her out at travelwritedraw.blogspot.com!) However, the following night I got a burst of inspiration after watching The Killers music video for "When You Were Young". I loved the saturated greens and reds that appeared throughout it. In addition, I've also always admired Gustav Klimt's work, so it also had a big influence in how this sketch turned out.
Overall, I think all these various inspirations melded together to create a vibrant drawing! Also, as you can probably tell, this served as inspiration when I was creating my new blog banner, I thought the small squares created a really eye-catching image.
Next, while reading the various movie blogs I frequent, I came across this striking screenshot from the fantastic movie The Grifters.
Again, I love the mix of green and red hues, and I thought the elevator doors could add a cool graphic element to a drawing. here's the result:
Happy Holidays everyone!