Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tigers oh my! part 2!

I told you it was coming.  Here is my tiger... can you guess which other animal I have incorporated into this to make it a bit of a creature?  Yeah its a gorilla (notice the front hands). So this was done in about 3 and a half hour including thumnails and sketches.  Ill try and post those after I scan them in.   Oh and I wanted to post a black and white to see how well i did with values.  hehe, and it looks like i need some work...

Tigers oh my! part 1

Hello fellow people -  here are some tigers that i have been working on in the past couple of days.  These are just roughs.  Check back in for part 2!!  (which will contain more and the final!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Irish Danny

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I remember this fighter from when I was a kid.  My dad actually fought this guy on ESPN.  He didnt win, but should have in the 4th round.  None the less it was a great fight.  Eh, that was almost 10 years ago. All I know is, I love boxers, and I would like to announce that I will be adding a boxer drawing every week.  It might be digital, quick sketch or just a something i spent a few minutes on in my sketch pad.  Im in a time where I have been thinking about my Fathers ups and downs.  And i have been just thinking and sketching, thinking and sketching...Who is this man named Fabian (my Father)? So for me its a blast from the past.  I hope you keep up and enjoy!

Real Names have been removed to protect the innocent.  

Friday, October 17, 2008

Quick study AND CLothed Figure!

Heres some drawings from over the last couple of weeks.  These range from 2 minutes to a 15 minute pose.  I try and capture some sort of essence in the pose even though i am drawing from the model.  My teacher has gotten upset at me and says im drawing " too cartoony.  But i dont really see it as cartoony, I see it as drawing with force and pushing the pose to where I see it in my head.  I could be wrong about it. I dont want to spend 20 - 30 minutes on a drawing, its not worth my time or in my interest to draw and render something so that its exactly what i see in front of me.  I could just as well taken a picture in less time.  This is not drawing for the sake of Fine art....Its Drawing For animation!  What is Fine art?  Animation is ART at its FINEST! 

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Walt Stanchfield And Drawing For Animation at Cogswell College

A book by Walk Stanchfield has recently been literally put into my hands by a good friend.  

I remember going online and seeing this great book and wishing i could print it without emptying out my ink cartridge or paper supply.  Alas I have a hard copy and its chalk full of Great drawings! These are not ordinary Drawings either... THey are full of life and energy, and the touch of a man who really got down to the emotion of the pose and sketch and didnt bother with the details of the person he was drawing.  If you are an animator you must have this book!  Thats all there is to it.  

It taught me about the essence.  When Drawing to get the essence of the pose I learned to minimize my lines and emphasize on gesture and feeling.  That it... It may sound easy but its not.  It takes a great deal of observation to get the essence of a pose.  

I recently also have just received word that I will be teaching Drawing for Animation 1 and 2 at Cogswell College in Sunnyvale, CA in the spring.   I am very excited about this opportunity and cant wait to get in and start drawing with people who want to learn.  

I hold this book close to me will base a lot of my class on it.  Along with Walts book, Ill  be focusing on  some quick study poses, lite anatomy, character development...and much more!  If your interested in learning about "The art of the Essence"  contact Cogwell College and Register now!  

Here are some drawings that arent necessarily gesture drawing but but they were fun to do anyways.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Zebra Creature Thumnail

I drew this creature in PS3 pretty fast.  Its for my creature design class.  I will be cleaning it up and bring it to a final drawing very soon.  When Im finished ill post it up.  

Friday, October 03, 2008

Seeing Stripes

So our next project is to study an animal from the Equine Family.  I am going to sudy the zebra.  Here are a couple sketches, one from reference of zebras, and another of a creature thumabnil i was working on, but not my final creature design. 

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Bulldog Creature

Here is what my bulldog Creature looks like.  I know its cheesy but I  thought it would be cool to mix a Bull with a Bulldog.    Also here are the side views of the Bulldog. With the Muscles and the bones.  OLE