Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 91

Today I wasn't really feeling like doing my college work, so I slacked off and started doodling a bit. Can't wait to start drawing my own stuff again over summer.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 90

I'm afraid the daily sketchhour will have to make way for college work the next 14 days. So many projects to finish! Aaarghhh! Why oh Lord why, didnt I do any of them over the 3 weeks! Haha, pressure is good! You either break or make.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 89

No studies today, spent time on an extra animation instead,
you can see what I did today here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 88

I think I'll move back into figure studies tomorrow and start using the anatomy book as reference material when I do my conceptual work. I'll definetely go back to these studies but it's more important for me to make suggestions about the human anatomy rather then be a complete expert on the matter. Anyway today I did my drawings in the sun (in the park) so I wasnt too focussed, but done is done!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 87

They say it takes on average 10,000 hours to get good at something. So I'm at 87 days of 1 hour sketches, so that brings me to 87 hours...well, no wonder I still stink then :D

So small memory recap:

More studies from books

conceptual anatomy...eww it smells in here

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day 84

So, now the next step is to apply that newfound knowledge to your studies of life (or the lazy man's way by pictures :D), I might actually head out and do some drawing in a coffeeshop later on. I really love what this guy is doing, check it out! Again if anybody wonders where I get my references, I found them on this site.

I actually read an interesting article by some animator that it generally takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master something. Now that is just an average, so I might be one of those people that need 20,000 hours lol On that note I better do some more work!

Day 83

Ahaaa, back in full form! Yahoo.
So I decided to jump past the head in my anatomy studies and tackle that damn clavicle and scapula! It's something I'm really bad in conceptually, so time to start making some sense of that area. Now for you who are interested I'm using two anatomy books at the moment:
- Dynamic Anatomy by Burne Hogarth( I think essential for any artist wanting to do conceptual work)
- Anatomy for artists by Barrington Barber, but to be honest you could use any book with illustration of the skeleton and muscles.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Day 82

These are yesterdays sketches, I stopped early because I wasnt feeling too wel, only to feel worse today lol So I'm going to bed early and work 2 hours on my studies tomorrow instead.

Now..off the subject I watched another Ghibli movie. When people think of Ghinly they immediatly think of Miyazaki, but Isao Takahata director some pretty cool movies. I actually watched the first movie he directed before him and Miyazaki founded Ghibli called "The little Norse Prince", and I really enjoyed it. Granted it really shows it's age and it was primarily directed at a younger audience, but it had heart which every Ghibly has. I think they were suposed to have finshed the film in 1 or 2 years but Isao kept pushing it and it ended taking up 3 years of production, he never was allowed to direct a movie since ... Well, not for that company :D

I watched another unknown title of Ghibly called "whisper of the heart" directed by Yoshifumo Kondo. It's a more realistic film, but as an animator still a pure joy to watch. Because they capture subtle human movement very well, little touches that make the characters very human and easy to relate to. Fair enough the story was almost too sweet, it's more a type of film I'd recommend watching with a love interest :D But when you're lying sick in bed you can't ask for much haha

Anyway I should be back in full form tomorrow! My sketchbook will burn I tells ya!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 81

Nothing much to say, continuing working on the head since it ties in with our lifedrawing homework. Now I'm going to finish some texture studies for our visual language class. So boring, but has to be done...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day 80

Yeah that's an expression study, try holding that pose Hahaha
It's been a rough day..I was out last night so I felt like a decapitated chicken with diarhea this morning.
So I took it easy today, met with some friends and chilled out.

I started reading the manga Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura. Google it to see some fantastic paintings by him, he's absolutely amazing in anatomy, hands and feet are no sweat for this guy :D
But what good is a artwork without a cool story right? And this is one badass manga,
I am already hooked after one issue (issue 9), it had an interogation scene that reminded me of Inglorious Bastards, need I say more? And there's no shortage of bloodspilling either, exactly my cup of tea.

So..working my way through anatomy. First up revising past lesssons.
So I drew the skull and the skeleton from memory and then looked at reference

Look at that pelvis in the sideview, I had absolutely no idea what it looked like anymore :D

Starting to look at some mass conception by Hogart, I try to draw it from what I imagine it would look like from different angles, I can feel my brain work when I do that.

This is the first tier masses on that structure

And again tried to imagine it from different angles

Then a quick drawing of a head to put it all into practice.

And a conceptual one

Saturday, April 3, 2010


So as I said yesterday I was going to study the skull.
I'll move on tomorrow into studies of the muscles on the face,

Then drew it several times from memory, untill I got it pretty ok

Then drew skeleton man again, I'll have to draw him daily now.

And then I threw everything I learned overboard, and made this sorry excuse for a sketch :D Structure! Get your pose going before you start rendering...seriously why do I have to keep reminding myself ! :D