Wednesday, December 22, 2010

When You Were Young

I'm a bit behind on posting, so to make up for it I'm including two sketches in todays post :)

This first sketch originally began as a quick in-class portrait of my good friend Meagan (check her out at!) 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!



  1. So awesome, love it Jimmy!! That elevator as graphic element is so brilliant.

    Meag xx

  2. That is very creative, and original, and I love the result. Fantastic job!