Archive for July, 2011
The color version of this is coming tomorrow, but I wanted to show off the inks for now! It’s Luna and a thestral, and I’m pretty happy with how I used black in this piece. I never got much training for how to use black areas as compositional elements, so I’ve been trying to practice a lot.
As promised, here is more life drawing! This time from this month.
Gesture sketching is probably my favorite part of life drawing. Since I studied as a traditional animator in college, I love drawing fast, expressive things! These were 1 minute, which seems long to me for gestures. I’m used to getting 30 seconds at most!
When I have 30 minutes to do a drawing, I try to pay attention not just to the figure, but also to the setting. Even a small suggestion of setting can really give your drawing something special.
I’ve gotten back into the habit of doing life drawing again lately, so I decided I would start posting them up here for you folks to have a look at. These were done last month, and they were my first foray back into life drawing after at least a year off. You can really see me trying hard to get my brain back into life drawing mode with these.
I like the challenge provided by drawing from life. Especially since I’ve spent a lot of time doing cartoony stuff recently. And to be fair, even my life drawing tends to get a little cartoony most times, but there is a certain way I approach it that’s different from when I’m drawing characters out of my head.
Of course, as you can see in the drawing above, not every drawing is a winner, and I sometimes get distracted after I realized I’ve completely botched a pose. I’ll usually doodle in the margins until the time is up.
Part two coming on Monday!
Last week was World War 2 mashed with Dinosaurs week for the Periscope Sketch Challenge! AS such, I did this somewhat disturbing piece imagining Hitler and Mussolini as dinosaurs. My original idea was to do an American soldier as a dinosaur, but while I was googling WWII images, I came across this image of Hitler and Mussolini, and decided that was what I wanted to draw.
No one hate me. I don’t support Fascism! I just thought this was a silly image.
That is all.