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Life Drawing: Part 2

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!

Even when the poses get longer, I try to keep things as loose as I can.

 Sometimes the model hits the perfect pose, and I actually manage to take advantage of it!

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.


07 2011

Life Drawing: Part 1

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.


Which is fine, because that’s part of drawing sometimes. You swap your brain into different modes for different jobs and occasions.


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.


Even though these drawings are somewhat cartoony, I try hard to use life drawing as an opportunity to observe light, and the human form as best I can.


But I also try not to get too caught up in doing tight renderings.


Half the fun of life drawing for me is the sense of spontaneity it allows me to keep in my art. Especially because most poses don’t last longer than 15 minutes.


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.


If  it’s a really long pose, sometimes I’ll finish a full body sketch, and then move on to individual studies of things I think I need more work on(read: Hands).

Part two coming on Monday!


07 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Remember that Portal sketch I did a while back? I finally got around to coloring it.  Now I look obsessed!


07 2011


Some silly drawings I did while at the park, sitting out in the sun. Trying to work out some character design issues, and not having much success. Still had fun, though!


05 2011

Nutella Blossom Cookies!

Here is a recipe comic that shows you how to make delicious, chocolaty Nutella Blossom cookies!



04 2011


Service pangolin.



04 2011


There was talk somewhere on the internet of what if one was the opposite sex they are now. This of course led me to imagine what I would be like as a boy. And then draw it. I am apparently metro, and possibly douchey.



04 2011


One more before I call it a night.



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04 2011



My recurring stress dream is a wedding that goes all wrong. I know I’m stressed when I dream about weddings. Something always gets messed up. Usually the dress. Whether I don’t have one, or the wrong one, or I don’t have time to put it on, or it gets forgotten, whatever. It’s my personal version of showing up to school nude. Except I am never nude. And it’s a wedding.
Either way, last night I dreamed I was going wedding dress shopping. I remember seeing this dress, and wanting to try it on. I never got around to it, and in fact, left the shop without trying on anything but a pair of red velvet slippers, which I discovered later in the dream I had walked out of the store wearing.
When I woke up, this dress was stuck in my head, so I figured I’d draw it. I thought it might look horrendous in real life, but I kind of like the picture. Maybe it would actually look horrendous if it really existed. Who knows? I can’t hold my brain accountable for the things it dreams up.
Either way, here is this sketch. I did it all on the computer, and it feels very much like a fashion sketch. I think my line got a little thick and marker like.
Now someone make me this dress!


04 2011