Monday, 16 January 2012

Those Lyrical Lines of Action

         I've been struggling to find the right lines, I guess I always have but it wasn't until last year that I discovered and went on a messy quest for those lyrical lines of action. 
Peter de Seve said beauty and life can be found in these exploratory doodles but meaningful lines can't always be found in some of my thumbs and my life drawings can get kinda messy.

         I think that's one of the reasons I like colour, cause I can go crazy with it and it can look okay 
         cause the lines are found with colour before I pop the darks and lights.

I've been trying to improve my line economy, stylization and have a bit of reference to life drawings golden principles of structure and proportion.

TIPS from pals are INVALUABLE 
      Luke- confident lines 'you need to be bold with your lines, even if they're wrong. One day they'll be the right ones if you don't get lost worrying about correcting them, work around your mistakes.'
      Chris- have fun and do stuff you like 'try drawing the model costumed, as the opposite sex, different weight, in colour, do stuff you like so it doesn't get boring and mechanical. Cause that isn't art'
      Naddya said 'draw 30sec gestures of the face, and try to use shapes instead of realistically copying the figure, this is the basis of caricature and birth of showing their likeness. make split second judgments about their personality or at least that of the character you're making them into.'

I've also been drawing some skeletons inside of my life drawings, for 5's and 10's and looking at a page of proportions of each bone in relation to head height (

Life and dynamism is what I strive for but clarity is good storytelling. I dislike clean drawings so i'll continue to search for style and emotion amongst the mess. 
Scribbles have more life than squares.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Layout and Painting

Painting thumbnails

COOL! Analogous colour scheme
this one took around 6hrs because I got caught up in small details
Warm (split) Complementary colour scheme
This one actually only took 2.5 hours total.
 I worked wet on wet and blocked the shapes in warm and then cool washes.

Brainstorming for the Roof Project

Multiplane Pan
Snowball Fight

Life Drawing Dump


Life Drawing Portfolio 1

Bone Drawings



Life Drawing Final Portfolio

Year 1// Semester 1 DUMP

          Character and Animation
    I haven't been updating my blog as often as I change my socks. This is sorta cause i share the idea that novice artist's seem to think their work stinks cause of their potentially good taste. and that whole fourth dimension had something to do with it.
        I hope I can post as many projects as I can, so hopeful students, like I was for the past two years can see    
   what we're doing in the program. 
                        And start to form a body of Animation work to complement my Illustrations         


Funzo posing exercise
~Geezer Anthony~

I wanted to try something

a little less fun and lively
 the hardest to do were mock-crying, and the reflective sadness
Line Quality is always a challenge

Rats vs Campus Raccoon: Quest for the leftover Thai Express
in the style of :

“In so many ways, Sorel's work has been a kind of life raft for me.
 As I groped to find my own style and fought the temptation
 to render things to a rigor mortis finish, his illustrations were always
 a reminder to me of the beauty in errant lines; the ones you have
 to put down on the page while you search for your subject.
I have always
 loved drawings that reveal that process.”
                 -Peter de Seve