Thursday, August 26, 2010

Figure Drawing - Kate

Figure Drawing with Kate tonight. She did excellent work, lovely strong poses and she held them well.  Great session.  I tried drawing with a prismacolor pencil tonight.  I like that you draw a little differently depending on the tools, tho this wasn't a big departure really.  The pencil gets dull so quickly I practically sharpened it halfway down tonight...

here are the ones I liked from tonight.  Nothing too mindblowing... Wish I could have captured Kate's dynamic poses and structures more fully.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

cghub challenge sketch

This was for cgHub's Character Forge activity 2.5 
Basically it's a weekly challenge to draw characters/illustrations based on descriptions from an ongoing story.   I got on board too late to finalize my image in time for the deadline, but I'm going to submit it anyhow, and finish it in my own time this week, just for kicks.

"At the center is a small fountain of light. It is there that the crew members are thrown before a young woman garbed in bright fabrics and studded with small gems. She bears resemblance to an exotic bird of prey and her gaze suggests that the crew members are to be judged by her...harshly."

That is the given description. My drawing doesn't veer too far from the expected "sand princess", as the location is described as a desert. And while borrowing elements we've all seen before, I hope I mashed them together somewhat interestingly enough.  I've got my own little story behind the design choices, but I hope to make it more clear by the time I've finished it.

And um, let's just consider the blue color, and "all seeing eye" symbol temporary placeholder for now..

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Figure Drawing - Darren

Tonight we had a new model, Darren. He was excellent! Great poses.  Didn't feel like sharing my drawings from last week, but this week went alright.  Feel like the rust is shaking off. Feels good.

lazy collage work and uneven scans. hm.  next time...

Monday, August 9, 2010

sketch experiment

Just messing around with a pencil sketch and photoshop. I'm really pretty newb at photoshoppery magic ... I'll keep experimenting I guess!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cuaron, Del Toro, Inarritu - Charlie Rose

Pretty old, but I just watched this Charlie Rose interview with Mexican film makers, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón.

It was a beautiful interview, and an entertaining and enlightening conversation. Very inspiring. My favorite quote of the conversation was when Rose asked if the 3 were ever competitive, and among Cuaron's answer was this - "When you can transform envy into admiration, that’s incredibly liberating." I would like to apply this wisdom to my own life.

I just want to be friends with these guys, don't you?