Sunday, February 16, 2014

Character Design: ink and color options

The next step will be to create secondary poses of the character with various expressions. As far as the color goes, I'm leaning toward the 2nd option on the bottom row. Grey fur with a black vest.

I think in this ink version he got a bit thicker in his chest then I initially wanted. I'll be doing another revised version with the decided color scheme.

Here is the ink version, with his upper torso a bit thinner then it is above.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Character Design: Sketchbook Assignment 5: Full Figure

This assignment was another full figure, but I went rouge on this one. Heinrich Kley has some incredible pen drawings, but he also is incredibly dated with some of his images. So BEWARE if you decide to google him. Here is the very short wiki article about him:

Here is an ink drawing by Heinrich Kley from the book "The Drawings of Heinrich Kley" page 74:

My Copy:

Character Design: Sketchbook Assignment 4: Feet

The 4th sketchbook assignment is a master copy of a feet.

Andrew Loomis drawing from his book, "Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" Page 70 and 74:

My copy of various feet:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is a day to spend with your loved ones, especially when you need to be there for a friend.

Speed Paint 2 Hours. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Speed Paint 1.5 hours Kitty

Alright, speed paint, expect more of these or feel free to yell at me to do more. 1.5 hours From blank canvas, to drawing, to where it is. Sometimes it's about the feeling of an object then the details.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Character Design: 3 styles

The next part was to take a silhouette and explore three different styles. Next part: Pick one and draw the final line work. Then: 3 different color versions. While I like the shapes of the character, costumes and all that, I still don't know how I would want him to look when he is animated. Thick lines? Thin lines? solid blocks of color? Color with edging of texture? Painterly?

Character Design: Sketchbook Assignment 3: Full Figure

The third sketchbook assignment is similar to the others, a master copy of a full figure. I decided to stick with Andrew Loomis as the master I would copy.

Andrew Loomis drawing from his book, "Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" Page 146

My copy of his drawing: