A colleague took a video of some gorillas while visiting his local zoo, and I asked if I could sketch from it. The interactions between the gorillas were fascinating to study.
I meant to post these last weekend, but forgot. I drew them last month, using the Bodies in Motion site, beginning with 30 second poses and gradually giving myself more time. The site is excellent for capturing poses that a model would never be able to hold.
I keep mentioning on this blog that I want to do more drawing from life, so when the stable I’ve begun riding at advertised an informal show jumping event I went along to sketch the participants. At the beginning it was hard to put more than a couple of lines down, but after a whileContinue reading “Show Jumping Horses”
Yesterday I sketched Elsa as she chewed on a toy. Occasionally she’d bring it over to me and dump it at my feet before retreating across the room to stare at me. She usually wore an accusing look at this point – “What, you haven’t thrown it yet?” I’m a bit unsure about my painting below; it’sContinue reading “Intense Elsa”
I thought I’d push my gesture skills a bit and try drawing from moving figures, so I pulled up some ballet videos on YouTube. Very difficult, but good fun!
These drawings are from earlier this month. Another excellent model! I struggled after the break – most of the drawings below are from the first half.
Some more gestures from the other day. The hands and feet were all 30 second poses, the figures were all one minute poses.
Haven’t drawn much in the last few days, so I spent some of my morning doing timed sketches from artists.pixelovely.com – a great site for gesture practice. These were 30 second drawings.
I haven’t posted any figure drawings in ages. They’ve been building up for a while so here are some of my gesture drawings from a fantastic workshop that Sarah Airriess (former Disney animator, animation assistant on Duet, and animator on Ethel and Ernest) gave during the Animation Base Camp back in August. We began with two-minute posesContinue reading “Gesture Drawings, August”
If you haven’t seen my previous storyboards from the Animation Base Camp, you may want to start here. The story revolves around odd-couple animals at a therapist’s office. Throughout the camp I worked on several different versions of a scene involving a shark. Here’s my first, rough, pass: A cleaned up version with a different take:Continue reading “Animation Base Camp – Shark”
I had the privilege of taking part in the first-ever Animation Base Camp, a trainee programme in Glasgow with mentors from Sony Pictures Animation, during July to September this year. It focused on creating visual development art and an animatic for an original idea directed by David Feiss. I worked as a storyboard artist, creating ideas and gagsContinue reading “Animation Base Camp – Bear”
I wanted to loosen up a bit so I went to artists.pixelovely.com and spent about 20 minutes drawing 30 second bird poses. Here are my favourites!
Some doodles with new Photoshop brushes.