Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Drawing scenery and plants for a change. These pieces may be combined to create a scene using color combs and photo shop.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The animal heads are all sphere based exercises from the Ken Hultgren book. I am using all right handed drawing strategies, and am beginning to feel the line sequences, like following a foot path in snow, identifying a way of looking at the source material using drawing right handed to mimic the original ideas.

The horse poses and the other dynamic animal movements are line of action studies. I have never really drawn horses before. I note that a lot of these drawings are not completely connected lines, and are not very cartoonesque. Having drawn these sketches for a series of months, I get a sense of being able to more easily draw what I perceive. I have a sense of the character, based on shapes connected by forms.

Friday, November 09, 2007

These images represent the beginning of Line of Action poses. In these sketches, after drawing the action line, head, hands and feet were created first with body second. All sketching with right hand. The figures were afforded few details and the mice's heads were drawn a little smaller, creating variations on the characters.

Friday, November 02, 2007

This session is all about dogs.

Both Preston Blair and Ken Hultgren dedicate multiple pages to various dog characters. I have been exploring the stretch and squash on dog heads in the top sketch.

I have been doing most of this sketching with my right hand, which some times results in screw ups in proportion, but new ideas are being identified.

The second sketch features dogs from the Know-How of Cartooning book. Some day I hope to animate the Doberman Pinscher.