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Thursday, January 29, 2009

hmm..

Progression.

Today I started boarding out the incredibly lengthy character design project

Remember the chameleon in the last post. I said he would change... couple dozen drawings later, and here he is now. Although unnecessary it would be fun to one day make a quick slideshow of one character from start to finish, and show how they slightly change from drawing to drawing. just a thought.
Right before I uploaded this post I figured I might as well do a head rotation, and then I forgot to put on his glasses, oops.

This was my mock up drawing at the start of the day. I spent probably an hour deciding what kind of layout I wanted and how I would put this together. I even grabbed a sculpture I made of an old character and props around the house, to try and make up a fake 3d layout.

I did a quick number of very small story sketches. once I was decently happy with them, I redrew what I had at about a quarter size of what the final will be. Some of the drawings are recycled, and the posing has to be fixed a bit. But I wanted to see how it would run, and finally decided since I made it a quicktime I might as well post it.

video

Oh and the idea is that this chameleon is camera shy, but wants to take a picture of himself. Just incase it doesn't read properly.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Some sort of post?

We, as in the people that live with me, decided to collectively straighten up the house. Which was a task for me, cause I've been saving pretty much every drawing this year in random piles. Now I have them sorted out by classes, and projects. And I even have whole big folders dedicated to specific characters who have gone through lots of changes in design. Regardless the place is tidy, and today seemed like that perfect day to set up my sweet scanner/printer combo, and make a blog post. Well the people who sell printers apparently don't include the cable you need to hook your printer up.
So since I was going to make a post anyways, you'll just have to settle for the same low resolution I always put up.

I'm not going to post everything I wanted cause I'd like to save some stuff for a better post when I can scan em. But this first picture is just from character design class when we hybridized animals. I threw in a muskox, and my friend threw in a chicken, and a good ole' football playing monster came out.


Character design also gave us an assignment to make an anthropomorphic character in a scene.
There's been a bunch of changes since this drawing. but since I was looking at the progression of all my work this year, I thought I'd put down pretty much the original drawing of this character.


Oh and I should just add, congrats to all the first years on the bone test. I hope we all did well, and now we're pros that can for instance go to the doctor and annoy them by saying what part of our butts hurt. And of course draw it in great detail.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Art over the holidays

So the holidays came, and I didn't draw for the first week or so at all. And realized I was getting really horrible at drawing because of it. So then I guilted myself into trying to draw all the time. of the sketches below, probably half were done since the weekend, and I'm not gonna dig up the ones I do on scrap pads laying around. Oh, and they were all uploaded from my cell camera, cause I haven't busted open the sweet printer/scanner combo I got for X-mas, I'm gonna bring to Oakville with me :D!

I started sketching what I watched on TV. bit of mythbusters, little hell's kitchen. All of the drawings below are done in under 5 min. I don't like drawing slow for details, unless I do it as a learning excercise.

I've also been playing around a bit with character design. Especially working on eyes, and jawlines. Instead of doing pure monsters like I usually do, I tried to do some human characters, but some old favorites always drop in. (And my sleeping father, lol)


I couldn't resist drawing my brother, his hair is ridiculous in real life. and I thought I'd get myself some reference so I can animate him or something when I'm in school. Oh and there's that girl from Atlantis on that page, and a drawing of Scarlett johanson in the bottom right of the pic above.

Final segment of this post, are just some concept sketches of decorating a toy I did for a friend. I worked on it through one long night, just using felt markers. to produce the final product below.



Now I think my service to those who are nice enough to read this thing is done. I have a bones of the human body to study for. I got all the names of parts memorized, I just have to be able to draw them all now, still got 2 weeks or so to master that though.