Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wow, again a huge posting gap.

I don't have much of an excuse for not posting except that I've been working full time for a couple months now. I'm JUST starting to get back into drawing. I seem to fail at keeping a public drawing blog though :[. I post my art way too many places...deviantart, a couple different LiveJournals, roughs on twitter...sometime I should just consolidate.

What I'd LIKE to have happen:
-update my personal site (my gosh I haven't added any new art or updated the layout in aaaages)
-get off my butt and sell the sketchbook I've already put together

(I have the digital files all ready. But I need to print several copies and get a long-armed stapler so I can put the books together)
-start a webcomic

Oh yeah. Also. Maybe thinking of either re-naming this blog or moving it somewhere else. But I shall see. Bahh I am WAY too ambitious sometimes!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Observation sketches

Just finished my semester of character design classes at Concept Design Academy! I am going to try to be better about updating this blog. I'm going to make a few posts today of some of the things I drew while I was taking classes (or maybe spread them out over a couple of days).

First, some observation sketches! We were supposed to observe people and animals but design and stylize the figures, not just copy directly from life. These are not nearly all of the drawings I did, Just a selection.

From the first couple weeks, drawings of my pets and at the zoo (and a few people):

And these were a little later in the semester:

Next up: progress of the animal character design assignment!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Well I certainly haven't updated here in a while!

I had my first Intro to Character Design class last night at Concept Design Academy. Needless to say I am SUPER inspired right now (and have been this whole week, actually). My teacher, David Colman, is really freaking awesome and talented. He's SO good at animals, it makes me really want to try harder with them.

We did drawings last night based on the costumed model who came to pose for us (dressed like a mafia/mob guy). So it wasn't figure drawing from life, it was figure drawing BASED off life. We had to take the poses a bit further and have them be inspired by what was going on. It was tough, but super good practice.

And this morning, I woke up and drew my cat, who was sleeping on my bed in a really cute pose. We have to draw 10 pages for homework, so at least I got a couple out of drawing my animals today. But I'll need to make a trip to Costco, Walmart, or a mall and draw all the ridiculous people there.

Some things I know I need to work on:
-making my poses more dynamic
-working on rhythm and shapes
-...hands and feet (which always seeems to be the case)

Inspiration has also come from reading the tips on Rad How To. I haven't even studied everything there is on that blog, but I will try to study a little bit of it every day (and also from the ever-growing collection of art books i've been acquiring lately)

I'll certainly have lots to share during the process of taking this class. Guess that's all for now. Sorry there's no fun visuals with this post :P