Thursday, April 1, 2010

Riley Method

A while ago, I came across some of the tutorials over at by Chris Legaspi.I was intrigued by the process (I too enjoy drawing with a ball point pen) and decided to take up the challenge by the author to do 1 drawing a day for 30 days. So, I did my 30 days and this is what I came up with. For more information about what I am referring to, follow the link above. Sorry for the brevity of my post here but something is better than nothing.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! your drawings are incredible. Well done. Thanks for taking the challenge. How do you feel? I hope you can see an improvement in your work.

  2. Thanks Chris for Stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and I apologise for not responding sooner.

    Let's see if I can't put together a proper response...
    How do I feel?: I feel good. I do think there has been an improvement in my work but sadly i have had little time as of late to demonstrate it. What I appreciated the most out of the excercise was the use of mid tones and the act of " quick sketching". I have always admired artists who can bang out an accurate drawing in minutes and I feel that this exercise teaches one to achieve that effect. Thanks for posting the exercise Chris and I'll be trying your other ones in the future. I was hoping that perhaps you might have some insight on what I have done? Maybe you have some suggestions or observations that could help me to improve?
    Best regards,


  3. hi did you do it from your mind or photo reference.. each day...? :)

  4. Hi Luis,
    I used reference for each of the studies, just like Chris Legaspi specified in his 30 day challenge. Are you thinking of giving it a shot?

  5. Check out Chris Legaspi who posted the first comment. He has a couple of tutorials up on his sites that explain it better than I can. Basically is a drawing technique.