Wednesday, October 29, 2008


the last day to have a model in class!!! sad day. but, i did get a GREAT crop of sketches, so i suppose it's somewhat ok. :)
i was rusty at the first for the gestures but warmed up after a page or so... i think cuz i missed the gestures monday with florent. but it got better. above is 15 seconds...

these are 2-minute poses (zelda's idea) and i really love how these got out too. guess my ballpoint pen was in a good mood.
more odd numbers. this was a 7-minute pose- no underdrawing! :D
and THIS is my favorite! 15 minute pose. i shall not rant. i shall not. ballpoint and brush pen. peace out.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


florent with pants. jacques had us studying folds, and NO SIMPLIFICATION!!!! all contours. verrry complicated things, pants. i liked doing this though, because folds are one of my weaknesses.

we did some more block shading as well, and this is still the only one that turned out well, including the ones from last week. blarg. oh well.
last i did a portrait of florent since it's his last week. but he said he'd come to Vernissage, so that'll be cool. :) another ballpoint. i haven't drawn a real portrait in a good while, so i thought i may as well.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Helix Construction

continuing work on Helix Strafflegrass's design. thought it might be interesting to see some of the craziness that this is for animation.

this is a construction drawing; basically you show the character's proportions and build him out of basic shapes because this makes things easier when drawing from different weird angles. it has to be very detailed- as Jacques says, if you handed this off to an animation team in Korea would they understand it? :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Layout Thumbnails

thumbnails for my layout class! these are all from photos i've taken here in france, except for the pan shot, obviously. brush pen.

some old people caricatures out of my head... drawn during one of the faculty lectures. these are fun.

annnnd some random things from Arles. street accordion player and an epic house.... thing. :) ciao!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


this page of gestures is my favorite for today... these are only 10 seconds. bic again.

and this one is by far my favorite!!!! straight pentel, no underdrawing, less than 5 minutes. SHAZAM!!!!!!

now, i need to get better at caricaturing and exaggerating and interpreting. sigh.

Monday, October 20, 2008



more contours!

annnd... more...
all bic! wheee. all 10 minutes.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ly'rae Clack

Ly'rae Clack is her name, musical theater is her game. also cashier at Walgreens.

Jacques had a lot to critique on these, but a LOT more for the Helix Strafflegrass designs i did as well; and Helix is the one i'm gonna keep working on i think so i'll just post Ly'rae for the moment. :)

Friday, October 10, 2008


feets for J00. best from the homework assignment, pentel :D those are all my feet, except for the black shoes bottom left, those are Jon's.

annnnnnd blind contour drawings of 5 hands. spiffy. i actually like those. bic.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

more gestures of Carol! getting better. these are 15 seconds (drawn with good ol' bic). i'm gonna re-draw a buncha these big for vernissage, methinks.

another digitally bastardized HB 5 minute sketch. think i'll enlarge this one too.

Monday, October 6, 2008

floront more!

getting better with guy gestures, somewhat. these still aren't much special, but they're better than before. it says 15 seconds up there, but floront holds for more like 2o or 25 i think.

contour lines! Jacques had us drawing all in enclosed shapes, or as many as we could, to describe the 3D form. that was interesting to do, to see all the different planes.

and this last one turned out nice. pencil and pentel, the pose was either 5 minutes or 10, i can't remember. but i like this one the best of the day; a couple of those gestures run a second. ^__^

Saturday, October 4, 2008


just the one- an ink drawing from a photo i took in rousillion. pentel brush pen. :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

NOW we're getting somewhere!!!! these are 30 second gestures. FINALLY i can capture the whole figure at a fairly good speed!!! actually capture EVERYTHING, not just an action line and shoulders/hips.

5-minute sketch. i drew it in hb pencil and haven't gone over with anything darker which is why it looks horridly bastardized. it is. photoshop is wonderful, but it'd take a ton of cleaning to make this look decent. ah well, jsut a sketch. :)