Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Direct drawing, continuous line...and pirates!

Sooo in Clothed fig today we did continuous line drawings, and I actually had a ton of fun with it - direct drawing was not as painful as I thought it was going to be, so I guess I should have tried it sooner, it's very liberating, and my drawings are a lot cleaner. Anyway, blah blah, we had the Baron today - those are him in the first picture there. Below that is two pirate drawings from a week before. Also our big last project of the semester was Joan of Arc! Giganto historical character project.

This pirate was actually a young woman but I made her into a greasy old pirate. Awesome.

This is the second part of my clothed figure project, the 4 action poses + expressions. So much work...but it was funnnnnnnn times.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Springy bits and Summer stuffs

Yay! Thought I'd upload some figurative stuff I'd been meaning to upload. Clothed figure is awesome, it's really helping me with my charcoal technique, and my line weight, and my gestures.
But I thought I'd throw in some anatomy drawings first - I took Intermediate Anatomy with Brandon Smith during spring. The drawing on the left is from the first day of the semester, and the one on the right is from one of the last weeks. I think my 5-value rendering has gotten a lot less crappy lately - I think I'm slowly developing better control over my shading. Whoo!

These next ones are from Clothed figure, from the last week or two, and some are from our midterm drawing test. I like that we're encouraged to really push storytelling, and to feel free to change the model over completely as we see fit.

Doing these gives me some neat ideas for character designs and such. Now, if I only had some damn time to work on personal art...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Such a lemming

Truth be told, I've just been meaning to get a blog for some time...apparently everyone at AAU has one, so...hey! Here it is. Like the title says, it's all about the journey, and it's a way for me to chronicle my progress and my AAU experience. Learning is awesome.

So without further ado, I'll go ahead and start with my first clothed figure 1 assignment. We do a bunch of nude studies, choose one, refine it, and do a costume overlay. After I turned it in I scanned it and colored it for kicks. It's this neo-crusader guy from a science fiction story I'm kind of developing with a friend for shits and giggles. Lineart in graphite, colors in potatoshop.