For this session I chose to draw digitally, just to shake things up. I like getting away from the screen every once in a while, but sometimes it’s hard to adjust to real media given I spend almost all my time drawing onto my Cintiq. Ralph was a fantastic model! I loved the variety ofContinue reading “All In Gesture – Hercules”
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All In Gesture – Legolas
I struggled a lot in this class and was only beginning to warm up by the end. The variety of emotions and poses was good fun! In my head I was imagining Legolas at various ages – young and slightly pensive to older and battle-experienced.
All In Gesture – Swing Dancing
I’m gradually working my way through the archives of All In Gesture and this workshop is definitely a favourite. Lots of dynamic poses with the added challenge of two figures!
All In Gesture – John Smith
I’ve been drawing, but not posting – here are some recent sketches from Todd Bright’s All In Gesture workshop! The theme was John Smith from Pocahontas. My sketches veer between attempting the character and following the model, and have ended up not much like either …
I doodled this king a few months ago and just now found him hiding in my folder of sketches. Still strange to think there is now a king, not a queen!
Life Drawing, 31st December
I made it along to some of the epic eight-hour life drawing marathon organised by Deryck Henley on New Year’s Eve. It was great to do some drawing from (digital) life – it had been a few months, and I was very rusty. These poses were modelled by Anna and Mariano.
Life Drawing, 8th October
Last week, I attended a life drawing session where Safire and Andrew held beautiful poses. With three cameras to choose from, I enjoyed capturing the same pose from different angles.
Character Sketching – Pirate
John Mackey was completely in character at last week’s CTN Character Sketching session! It was great fun, and I came away with the desire to rewatch Pirates of the Caribbean …
Character Sketching – Alameda Slim
Last week’s CTN On Model sketching session featured Jonnathon as Alameda Slim, the villain from Home on the Range. I’ve only seen the film once so I don’t know the character very well. At first I really struggled to figure out how his head connects to his neck! By the end of the event IContinue reading “Character Sketching – Alameda Slim”
Life Drawing, April and May
I’ve joined for part of the last couple of life drawing sessions, modelled by Maxime and Dominique (plus a special guest). Some really lovely poses from both of them, and the added challenge of a snake … *EDIT – The initial time posted was wrong. Updated time below.* Tomorrow (May 5th) there’s a special gesture-focusedContinue reading “Life Drawing, April and May”
Life Drawing, 19th November
David was the model for these sketches.
Life Drawing, 22nd October
Maxime was the model on Tuesday. It was great to be at life drawing again; it’s been a long time.
Life Drawing, 18th December
There were three models at this session, because Bill stepped in for the first few minutes as Francesca and Pete were delayed! I tested out a new 10B pencil which was lovely to draw with. I liked being able to easily switch between a soft and sharp line (something I can’t seem to get theContinue reading “Life Drawing, 18th December”
Inktober 2018 #23 – Erle
Erle is Kinsey’s husband. In writing the script his character has been developed beyond his role in the short story. I like the exploration of their relationship. And that’s it for Inktober!
Inktober 2018 #19 & #20 – Trennte & Jeffrey
A double update! Both characters are from The Princess of Nowhere, the first novel I ever finished writing. Trennte is the manservant of Prince Jespar, and is the prince’s friend and mentor. Jeffrey is a tie. For some reason I cut Jeffrey out of the later drafts, something I regret as he was one ofContinue reading “Inktober 2018 #19 & #20 – Trennte & Jeffrey”
Life Drawing, 9th October
The second day back at life drawing I felt more relaxed. Maxime modelled, holding some lovely and difficult poses. I’m still behind with uploading drawings from the 16th, but I’ll try to post those next weekend.
Inktober 2018 #15 – Richard
In this Cinderella-style story, Sarah is asked to dance by Prince Richard. I took inspiration for Richard’s costume from John Peacock’s book Costume: 1066 to the Present.
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.
Inktober 2018 #07 – Corlath
Corlath, King of Damar, from The Blue Sword. He and Harry do not always see exactly eye to eye.
Sketches at the Museum
I was in Edinburgh yesterday for an animation event, so I spent some time drawing in the museum on Chambers Street. I sketched a sperm whale skull and a haughty-looking llama as well as some of the visitors. The sketches are pen on paper, but the tone was added digitally.