Friday, April 30, 2010

Leyendecker head study

Story class sign up

Hey everyone, if you want to take my story class, you can sign up Saturday, May 1st, 12AM PST (mid night)) at the concept design academy website.

Another head study

Here is a Mead Schaeffer head study.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Master study class

I'm sort of teaching a master study class at work. I say sort of teaching because I wanted to create more of an environment of excitement to learn together, myself included. Today we did master head studies and I did a little demo. I did this little demo back at my desk so if people want to follow along with the class at home.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Straight Lines

These drawings were done at the Wednesday night figure drawing session at Gallery Nucleus. I was practicing something I learned in Paul Wee's class. He had us start with perfectly straight lines to get all the placement. For instance, you would draw a line from the head and follow it to see what else it hits. Much like this Andrew Loomis example

Thursday, April 22, 2010

designing a set is hard

It can be overwhelming to design an entire set. So, I start with one tiny little prop. In this case, I started by designing a few bottles. Then I designed a cabinet to put the bottles on, then I designed the wall and floors. I'll keep designing a few more props and then start designing more of the room. I'll post my progress.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Story class

Here is a photo of me with the story class at concept design academy that just finished up. We had some amazing talent in this class. Thanks to all of you guys.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Master studies

Master studies are extremely important. I personally feel like an artist will never improve at figure drawing without doing master studies to see how other artist handle things. You will just keep repeating the same mistakes over and over. Here is a study of one of my favorite figurative artist Dean Cornwell.

drawing from memory

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Alice studies

Just thought I would post one of my afternoon studies. I just got "Alice in Wonderland". My favorite disney artists are Ward Kimball and Fred Moore. I love how everything is flowing, rhythmic, and appealing. There were other artist who were better animators, and even better draftsmen, but I don't think any of them had the appeal that Fred and Ward had.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

quick storyboard drawing

Everyone storyboards differently and there is no "correct" way of doing it. This is just my approach so that I can get my work done quickly and not worry about deadlines. This gives me the freedom to try lots of different things and not feel like I can't try something because it would take too long.