25.6.11

More Primate doodlings.

What do we have here...

Art workout 2011, Week 23 of 52.

Time is of the essence. That's why with every playblast/render/publish I take advantage of it and doodle away. Some of these may or may not have been drawn in long meetings ;-). I've been playing around with the idea of developing a modular set of monkey men, hence all the relentless primate focus! Call it RnD ;-).

-Dan

20.6.11

More naked ladies

Well hello...








Art workout 2011, week 21 and 22 of 52.

I've been at some more life drawing, so I thought I might post up some recents. I've changed my approach here and there as I gained so much at Kevin Chen's life drawing workshop
I attended back in April. It was absolutely amazing, so wonderful to see a real master of his craft working away and talking about his process as he went. I think the biggest point I came away was about breaking down elements into simpler, more graphically strong parts. For example, working with straight lines and "C" curves and avoiding "S" curves or complicated lines and shapes. This really forces you to think of the form as more of a series of intersecting simpler shapes instead of weirdly unrealistic 2d shapes. I've also picked up his preferred pencil - A HB Conte pencil with a long tip shaved down with a razor. This long tip gives you the ability to quickly turn it on it's side to make soft wide marks which is much nicer for shading than my usual cross hatching affair. Still applying what he taught us and absorbing it, will be interesting to see my future life drawings and how that knowledge melds into my style!

-Dan

13.6.11

Gregarious Gremlins going gaga!

Greetings!
Art workout 2011, week 20 of 52.

This week I put together this kinda silly picture to open my updated website. So if you are terminally bored, why not visit it? Just click one of the titles at the top of this blog! It's all integrated now ya see!! Woot! My website's still a wip, so if anyone has any comments or suggestions, feel free to shoot me a crit!

This was a really fun little picture to put together and is actually my first drawing created in Photoshop from scratch (usually I start from a scan). I really loved the quick ability to rescale and distort things here and there as I went, and pretty much approached it the same way I'd do so with a lightbox - started with a really scratchy layout to begin with and added layers (pages) and cleaned up and worked upon each layer one by one.

-Dan