Hello strange people staring at this blog!
Woah, I've been quiet for quite a while - just been enjoying Vancouver. Working away, snow boarding, swing dancing and lots of gesture drawing :-D. Thought I might share some of my recent gesture drawings as I'm really happy with my progress lately:
variety of 2-3 min.
Recently I attended a live half day workshop by Louis Gonzales hosted by schoolism.com. Was a really inspiring eye opener - I love how that guys has such a focus on the idea and what you're trying to express. So many artists I know get so preoccupied with technique that ideas actually seemed to get forgotten. Funny that, because a drawing is nothing but technical or decorative without ideas :-P. One quote I've come away with from him is "Exaggeration is emphasis". We shouldn't be exaggerating just because it's appealing or funny, it should be to draw focus and emphasize a character trait or story element. Exaggeration is nothing without "normal" stuff around it!
Adios playas! Keep create'n :-D