So… Unexpected hiatus because my laptop had finally kicked the bucket, I think. :( And I don’t think I can afford a new one. Till then, take care everyone!
nvm, my comp seems to be hanging on…
hello ! i’ll be at otakon in baltimore, md this weekend at table n03 with my tablemate, astro and hanging out with my moirail, jan. if you’re at the convention, you should stop by! we’ll have prints, buttons, pencil pouches, sticker sets and will be taking sketch commissions~
see you there~! : )
ahhh stop by if you can! :D
Tuesday Tips - Gesture Drawing
As a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.
I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.
I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.
For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.
Spruced up an old line art piece. :> I will have this for sale at Otakon 2014 next weekend!
So I wanted to make myself a personal, WTNV memo pad for me to use. :> I will not sell this design, but I’m thinking about making a few and tossing them in a giveaway sometime in the future.
I made icons for you to use in the mean time. :D Both Carlos and Cecil icons are 200 x 200! Cheers!
God, it has been so long since I’ve drawn WTNV. I feel so much better.
swiffiz asked: Master Chief from The halo series? :D #97
GOD SORRY THIS TOOK LONG D:
and man, this was challenging… thank you for getting me out of my comfort zone! :D
done in 30-40mins
I should go back to the Zelda one and spend the same amount of time…
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