Monday, August 4, 2008

Figure Drawing

Figure drawing is easily my worst subject. My area of expertise is faces, which I love creating, but they need bodies attached to them or it looks kinda weird. So with that in mind I spent most of July studying anatomy, and last week switched to gesture drawing. Here are the very first two gesture drawings I ever did using the Vilppu technique(1 week ago):

4 days and 30 gesture drawings later I'm already seeing improvement:

Figure drawing doesn't naturally spring from a well of creativity and talent, it's a very technical process. In other words, I think anyone can draw competent figures if they study the right techniques. Vilppu has it down to a science.

Here's one I did today:

It took about 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of critique. As you can see by my notes it's heavy on analysis and calculation. Except poopy time. That's why it looks like crap, but eventually I should be doing some really cool stuff with these bodies. Just need more practice.

Monday, June 30, 2008

I listened to LOTS of Rick Springfield while drawing over the weekend. Specifically this song on repeat: "Jessie's Girl" It's stuck in my head. I'm on an 80's kick and I can't get out!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

It's WAY too hot outside to be drawing coats on people, I don't know how that happened. I swiped the hairstyle off Twiggy, an andogynous supermodel from the 70's.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Demo reel from 2006. Man that's a long time ago. Click below to watch:

Animation below:

Again with the long neck fetish. And her cheeks are way too fat. This is one of the first digital drawings I did right after I bought my first wacom tablet about 1 1/2 years ago. I've been paperless ever since.

Big ears long neck super power. I have a problem with necks, but I like the way this came out anyway.

effects test:

Very weird/forced head turn, but good practice at the time. I did this shortly after the Wendy sketch:

Wendy's ready to pound someone into Old Fashioned Hamburgers.
Watch the sketch here:

How can you say no to a guy with a face like that? Another session with Oekaki shi painter.

Wacom tablet and oekaki shi painter. Click below to watch the sketch from beginning to end: