Monday, 30 January 2012

041 - Wild West Layout

Here's a layout I just finished up.  The blue one is the pencil sketch with a bit of value.  The second one adds some more contrast with a layer of grey scale.  Hopefully it read a bit better than the first.

The assignment had to have two people, a vehicle, an animal/monster, and a briefcase.  I'm pretty sure a second briefcase is also fine.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

040 - Caf Sketches

Felt like practicing some more faces in the caf after lunch today.  So that's just what I did!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

039 - Sketch Crawl: Gastown and Chinatown

Met up with a couple friends from class for some sketching.  I think there was a larger worldwide sketch crawl going on yesterday, but we kind of just did our own thing.  Lots of fun.

Heading downtown on the Seabus.

Just outside Waterfront station.  Apparently this angel actually has wings?

Some random things between Gastown and Chinatown.

This really cool steam whistle clock in Gastown.

Chinatown mall faces.

More Chinatown mall faces.

A badly drawn garden gazebo.

Food court faces near Waterfront.

Chinatown Garden (take 2) and Seabus faces on the way back to North Van.

I haven't put much sketchbook stuff up on here, so this was a nice excuse scan a few sketches.

Monday, 16 January 2012

038 - Layout: Part of a Healthy Breakfast

First layout assignment of the semester.  Create a layout of objects of our choice.  Focus was on structure and layout, but meant to be slightly cartoony.  Drawing shapes in perspective last year really helped with this.

The layout had to work as 16 x 9 (widescreen) and also 4 x 3 (um...not widescreen).

16 x 9

4 x 3 

They give quite a different feel.  The widescreen seems more open since it has some space around the edge.  The standard ratio seems more cramped.  It's fun trying to figure out how to try to lead the eye around the page.

037 - Character Design: Mayan dude over time

This was our first character design assignment of the semester.  The topic was "imposing villain".  Mayan and Aztec history is pretty cool and I tried to incorporate some of that here, as well as adding some fun made up stuff.

I've seen a cool assignment on some other blogs where you take a character and draw them as a baby, child, teen, adult, and older adult.  Since I already had the adult design, I figured I'd take a stab at filling in the other four.

It was fun trying to keep the character consistent over different ages.  Since he's the same guy, I also tried to get little touches in there that show a bit of a history and how he changed over time.  It's a little harder to think of him as a villain after seeing him as a baby and an old timer.  Maybe he was just less villainous at those points in his life.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

036 - Back to Life Drawing

Here are a few stragglers from the last week of school before the break, as well as a few from the first day back at life drawing after getting nice and rusty.

Drawing a bear seemed more fun than a chair.  This was actually take 2 of this idea.

I like this one, but the hands seem a little small.

Some alright ones here, but faces are still bugging me - nothing new there.  They're still on my list of things to figure out.

Chair becomes bear, take 1.

7 minute left hand.

Playing around with different styles.  I like this one and the previous two.

Like this one, especially the expression/ pose.

These three were from today.  I even got to practice drawing mustaches!