Old Electric Meter Box

Old Electric Meter Box
The above link is an old electric meter box that I found in downtown Boonville, Missouri. The aged and weathered look of the paint on it caught my eye as did the contrast of the color of it vs the color of the nearby gutter shown in the image.

Worn Dumpster Texture

Worn Dumpster Texture

The above link is to a photo of an old side panel on a dumpster that I shot a year or two ago. The rust patterns are interesting and might work nicely as a texture map or bump map in a 3d modelling software if cropped to meet your need. Alpha may need to be adjusted so that its not so dark though.

Bent Stop Sign

Bent Stop Sign
This is an old stop sign that I found in downtown Boonville, Missouri. This old bent sign sitting at this location seems to tell a story. I like the composition here and the contrast between the bricks, the sky, and the red of the sign vs the pole texture. There is a lot going on texture wise.

Metallic Walkway Grid Floor Pattern

Metallic Floor Pattern
Above is a link to a photo I took a while back of a floor grid pattern that is typical of industrial construction factory type locations, stairwells, etc.

5/25/2011

5/25/2011
5/25/2011 © 5/25/2011 Jeff Thomann

20 Minute Sketch
Media: Ball Point Pen and China Marker on Paper

I’m not super happy about the results here. I got the proportion off a little on this and was a bit distracted too since the tv was on when I was drawing. I was going to skip tonight since I skipped working out tonight due to the weather (tornado watches and warnings earlier this afternoon) but really don’t want to do that. I really need to do at least one drawing a day to get in to the good habbits I need to develop. Ink is not a forgiving medium, but that makes me know that I need to work harder to get it right the first time.