Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gesture Drawing - Week Three

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of Gesture Drawing updates...last class was cancelled and pushed back to this week. Anyway, long story short, here's some drawings I did last night:

Jumping ahead, in the middle of the session we did some short one minute gestures. As you'll see below, I took a more story-oriented approach to the poses, but for these quick ones I just observed the model as he was.

Back to the beginning of class, here's a few 2's and a 4:

Most of the class was spent doing 5's which I preferred. Finding a unique story for the pose and adding specific details and elements to clarify those ideas is my current aim for this class:

I somehow managed to eat it on the last pose twice, so I threw together at the last second this quick gesture of the model, and it ended up being one of my favorite drawings of the session.

In closing, I've been dying to add more original content to this blog, outside of the gesture drawings etc...well let it be known I've begun inking my upcoming MINI COMIC to be finished around Comic-Con time...More on that next post!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gesture Drawing - Week Two

This past session, I decided to focus on observational sketches to study details of the model, any unique landmarks or features to give more specific personality to the poses. Here's some 2's in charcoal & conte crayon.

After our first class-critique, I relaxed a bit with some pens @ 3 minutes.

While I tried to avoid complacency I (admittedly) fell back into my old habits...doing the same sort of loose, simple gestures that defines my comfort zone. It's like candy!...and I like candy, is that so wrong? (it is.)

...I'll have to focus a little harder not to fall into this and stick to what I want to improve on.

And a few quick 1's to end the class in conte crayon.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cat Burglar

Crazy thing happened this morning while I was out on my jog. Some cat burglar was trying to break into someone's house!

I knew I had to do something.

Soon, a few officers arrived. Not nearly enough if you ask me.

But before long they got their man.

Thank goodness.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gesture Drawing - Week One

This term I'm back in Mark Macdonnell's Gesture Drawing class offered at the Animation Guild. One of the most invaluable classes I've ever taken, I decided to take it again to brush up on my gesture skills - finding the form/essence/story in the pose: one of my favorite things.

Here's a few sketches:

Started with a few quick observational gestures to warm up (2 minutes)

After loosening up a bit, I took a stab at some story sketches (2-3 minutes)

Finally, cooled down with some more observational sketches. Here you can actually see what the model looked like when she changed her costume...lingerie, leggings and a caution tape nest hat. By this point she had taken off the gas mask already O_O