Friday, September 24, 2010

Here are some sketchbook doodles I did last night. I really need to get more comfortable with sketching on paper. These just kind of happened, I didn't think too much into them:

Here are some tonals I did for painting class. They're 3x5, done in Copic neutral grey markers. My prof seemed to like them- He likes the first one the best, so I'm going to continue with it for the rest of the assignment.

Here's a caricature I doodled of my twin sister. Did this mostly in layout class (I know, I'm a bad kid. Should be listening, not doodling!). This is the first caricature I've drawn & I need lots of practice. My character design class requires me to keep a sketchbook of caricatures over the semester.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Life Drawing Tuesdays

My goal this year is to get better at life drawing. I know I've improved a little bit since last September, but I have a
long way to go. One of my biggest regrets is not taking proper life drawing sessions/classes before I arrived at Sheridan, it puts me at a huge disadvantage.

Oh well. Here are some 1 minute drawings from the past two sessions. 1 minute drawings are supposed to be quick and show the gesture, not get into all the little details of the pose.

Now this week we've moved onto muscle structure- drawing all the muscles underneath the model's skin. Kind of weird, never done it before, so here are my first two drawings to document process. 15 minute studies:

I better get back to doing storyboarding, animation, character design & painting... Yeah, my free time is pretty limited now.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The only reason I don't absolutely hate life drawing is that I can sometimes salvage one of the sketches I do.

Generally I'm embarrassingly bad when it comes to figure drawing (but I am getting better... I think), but every so often (like 1 in 200 drawings) I don't completely hate one. Here is an example using my latest drawing:

This is a drawing I did from a live model back in March/April. It's a five minute pose and it's probably one of my best all year (oh lordy, that's so sad to admit).

So I took a photo of it and reworked the concept & sketch in Photoshop CS4. I came up with this, a redesign of my characters "Dante & Milton".

Next step is clean up/inking it with the pen tool in Photoshop.

Then after a few hours of colouring, it's complete.

Now I guess I should get back to doing something more productive. I'm halfway through the first week of year 2 and I've promised myself I'm not going to slack off this year.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

I have no idea where the summer went, but I go back to Sheridan on Saturday. It's mixed feelings. On one hand, I'm really excited to be back with my friends & our shenanigans, but on the other I'm dreading all the work.

Oh well, I'm going to try my hardest to improve this year!

So, here is my last sketch dump of the summer:

Here's a sketch I did a few weeks ago. It started as a gesture doodle in my sketchbook & then I worked on it in Photoshop.

These are some doodles I did back in May I believe. Lyrics on the first one are from Street Spirit (Fade Out) by Radiohead.

Some sketchbook pages from August 31st & September 1st. 2am is my favourite time to draw on 'autopilot', meaning my hand moves and I don't think.

That's all for now, I guess I'm just disappointed I didn't do more drawings over the summer. More to come when I start getting swamped with assignments!