Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pen gestures and sketches

Been a little again since I've updated, gotta get the ball rolling again. I generally don't scan in gestures (can be rather unintelligible) and I'm generally pretty bad at scanning in sketchbook things but, I was pleasantly satisfied with this batch from last night/today so I figured it was worth a scan.

The first couple were a mix of random sketches as well as referenced drawings, and the last two are primarily 30 and 60 second gestures.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dancin like a nut

Here are a couple attempts at coloring one of Katelyn Walsh's sketches. Tried some different things here and there on both, gotta keep pushin though. Good practice though, appreciative she let me give it a shot!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Knight, Sphere

Here's a little sketch I did yesterday, sorta like how it came out.

Been looking at Johannes Helgeson's art a bunch lately, feel like I definitely missed out on seeing his work when I went to conceptart.org regularly! Really inspiring work! Yeah though, he recently posted about an old post on CA called the Peer Project that was headed by another great artist, Tom Scholes. It's got some great exercises for improving rendering and color, I figured it's worth a shot! Tried out some sphere's lately, this is the best of the bunch. It's definitely helping, at the very least it's making me consider edges a bunch more.

Pretty lumpy eh? BABY STEPS

Monday, May 7, 2012

Drive, MCA

Couple of things, first up is a sketch that quickly turned into Ryan Gosling in Drive. Had to try my hand at it!

And a picture I drew of MCA from the Beastie Boys in the video for the song Intergalactic. Doesn't look like him but wanted to do something for him. He'll be missed!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gif of gab

Title is that only because there are a couple animated gifs in here, no smooth talkin or any Blackalicious. Though Blackalicious is pretty great.

Dog pat and a chicken who's just as ready to rumble as the guy next to em.

And a wave in maya; realized I forgot to fix the eyes.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Standin on planes

Some photoshop sketches! After looking at some artists and doing some studies, I've started to drop perspective lines to help me ground the character in space a bit better. Not a super complicated idea but it's definitely helping a bunch I think. That's also why they're standing on rectangles in these.

Realized afterwards they are standing at pretty similar angles and are facing the same way. Gotta vary it up!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Caps, Coats, and a Chick

Slight delay in this post, had some things I wanted to put up then got sick. Back with em now though!

First up are some sketches I did in PS looking at the blog The Sartorialist. Some really great photographs of people will all sorts of fashion, great to draw from. Definitely get some interesting shapes I wouldn't have thought up myself. 

I darked out her eye because the image sorta looked sinister, but probably also because I was listening to Nightcall by Kavinsky a bunch. These next ones are some digital studies, pretty loose overall (specifically the second). The first one is actually a little chick towel I have sitting on my desk, second one is from an image.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Walk Angry

...is what the guy at the bottom of this post is doing. Or attempting to at least. Some recent sketches as well!

Aaand the walk cycle, wanted him to look a bit more angry this time. Lots of fun, learned a bunch, and noticed things that could be improved (head bounce seems like it could be retimed?).

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Some sketches

That's probably a duplicate title, if it's not then it'll become one soon. Some more random sketches I scanned in, just messing with shape and proportions mostly.

And this one is just a quicker sort of attempt in finish. I don't do enough finished work, something I'd like very much to change; just have to keep experimenting in the end I guess.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Gif basket?

A basket of gifs? That pun has probably been done before when someone's posted a couple animated gifs, right?

Anyhoo, was able to come up with these random little animations recently.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Update update update

2012! Last post was once again about 4 months ago if I count correctly, can't make that a trend. I've got a few recent things, figure I should post up something just to get the ball rolling.

Going oldest to newest, here's a sketch I did at work a few weeks ago that I liked. The paper it was on was a bright yellow and had a Soup2Nuts symbol on it, so I shopped it out then changed the background color to white.

These next few are sketches from the last day or so, some sketches out of my head and some studies from a Fred Moore short "All the Cats Join In" 

Last but not least is a walk cycle. Been slowly but surely learning how to animate in Maya, mostly been practicing walk cycles.

Learned recently you could embed quicktime movies with Dropbox, really cool stuff! Yes though I'm going to try and update more frequently, even if the updates are just sketches/studies. So until the next update!

And since the first line fits well: http://youtu.be/kbrS_rTOmDY