Sunday, April 12, 2009

Figure Drawing- 002

Graphite on paper, 8.5"x11", 1 minute

Graphite on paper, (2)8.5"x11", 2 minutes

Graphite and Ballpoint pen on paper, (2)8.5"x11", 10 and 20 minutes

I've been learning new techniques as well as mastering old ones over this semester. I believe Professor Chai showed us a Vilppu video and explained to the class that we should take our time with the drawings. Many students in the class were trying to get full figures completed resulting in a rushed drawing.

There are so many things I had to keep in mind in these drawings. I always find some trouble in retaining the gesture of the figures after constructing and placing in anatomy. Proportions were also an issue for me because I grew a habit of exagerrating poses which led me to relearning previous studies. Using the Vilppu and Walt Stanchfield techniques were very helpful and I'm currently trying to finish those up thoroughly so I can I apply those concepts and hopefully it'll remedy those problems. study study study.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Academics- Intermediate Project pt1

Here's some of the work from the new criteria for the Intermediate Illustration Project Class. It is a forest design for a version of the Little Red Riding Hood story called, The Grandmother's Tale. The story had a very dark atmosphere and maybe you can read it... here. So based on the tale, a concept was designed by my friend, Cory Peckham who was assigned to be my art director for the assignment.

I had also done another forest but I don't feel I conveyed the idea as well as the "evil" forest. I'm planning to redo the project over this break because this was also an introduction to landscapes, in which I completely got slaughtered in. We're currently working on our color comps for the project so I'll be posting the those along with the final as well.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Draw Off- 001

Here's some drawings from a game the crew plays while we are working in the art building. We just call it "Draw Off." Usually everyone contributes an attribute and then we design a character but generally, the game is to just work around an idea. Sometimes we play a version where we draw a character that's already been designed and just sketch from memory. These usually come out insane looking and sometimes random but these are my better ones. We'll probably get a blog soon because we have a ton of these drawings but I don't know... we'll see.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Draped and Hand Study

Here's some sketches done late into the night in the art building. The "Draped" drawing was just a sketch I drew around a drapery study. I'm currently listening to MF Doom's new CD, Born Like This, and it's well worth a listen. MF Doom has some of the craziest imagery in his lyrics and his rhyme schemes are amazing, the guy can rhyme anything... good stuff. The semester is almost done, just pulling through the last haul.