Monday, 30 January 2012

woman in rain speed study

havnt posted all weekend. any spare time i had i spent painting my deamon. so today im knackered and really had to force myself to study. managed a hour and a bit.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Demon Wip

So with all the bleedin studying ive been doing ive had no time to try out anything ive learnt. so i started this ugly bugger tonight. i was going to scrap it at one point but i started working in to it and once i began to get an idea of what i was going to do with the lighting i got in to it. im working from a small sketch i did at work. any crits and ideas about where to take it would be great.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Mr Lovegood Wip

i actually started this a few weeks ago before i started my blog but i forgot about it until tonight. its coming along.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Female Gesture

some quick 1 to 2 min gesture studies. man im crap at drawing women. going to have to work a lot more on them. did some personel work tonight too. i'll post that here when its finished.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Hair, now with eyes!

carried on with this girl study today. focusing on the eyes and a bit more on the hair.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Ufc Fighter Study

ey up! so i missed my post last night due to the pub, alcohol and Jaws (awesome film) so today ive done a longer study to make up for it. looking at anatomy and tonal values. this guy is hench!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Condor Speedy

not much time tonight so i tried to do the speediest drawing possible. looks better from a distance. still learnt a thing or two so thats good. about 25 mins

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Gesture and anatomy study

was struggling to get started tonight, but once i got going i didn't want to stop, i love it when you get through the "i cant be arsed" feeling and end up getting really inspired and into your work. started with some two minute gesture drawings and then a more involved study. ref was from mjranum-stock

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Fun at work

Trying out some of the things ive learnt from looking at the Glen Keanes tangled character sheets. looking at expressions and character. i keep a small stack of A3 sheets sticking out from under my keyboard so i can scribble and sketch when animation fatigue sets in and at lunch times.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Hair Wip

ive never really attempted hair so its one of my weakest areas to draw/paint. so i thought i would do a study. this is a work in progress. i think i'll carry on with the face too, i generally find woman difficult so why not.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Flynn Rider

i love tangled and Flynn rider is such an awesome character. i found some really nice character sheets on line by the insanely tallented Glen Keane. the amount of expression and character makes me feel like i know nothing so im going to start a Disney study area and really try and understand how to get character into my work. here's a few pages of studies from those sheets

So lets get the ball rolling

ive been visiting the local museum on the weekends to do studies of casts and sculptures. its really got me back in to using a pencil and i feel it improving my observational skills dramatically. drawing from casts was one of the primary methods of the atelier (workshops) of old. a student would use casts to try and copy exactly what was in front of him. each week i will be posting more of theses studies. these are a few recent studies and the ink one is a study i did about a year ago of the same bust at a different museum.