Friday, March 29, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sketches 3-27-13

I got nothing for you tonight except some cringe-worthy expressions.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Oh colors. Someday I'll figure you out.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Speedpaints 3-21-13

Lil' paints. Maybe 30 min each, I wasn't keeping close track.

Monday, March 18, 2013


Been watching playthroughs of Curse of Monkey Island and reading Bill Tiller's talk, How to Draw Monkeys the LucasArts Way. Did these drawings in around 40 minutes each. They still have a long ways to go in terms of interesting detail, but I'm proud of myself for banging out scenes that apply some of Bill's rules for backgrounds. 

Speedpaints 3-17-13

30 minutes each.

pic 1: link
pic 2: link

Sunday, March 17, 2013

What People Wore When: Ancient Egypt

Tonight's sketches, complete with research materials. At the top is What People Wore When, and to the left is Eyewitness Ancient Egypt. I've been checking out books in the Eyewitness series from the library at the suggestion of Feng Zhu in this video. It follows in the same vein of having more background knowledge to improve and inform your designs.

They're fun books to read, and since they're intended for a younger audience they don't require much background knowledge to get through. So far I've read the ones on battle, witches, submarines, and flight. Egypt in particular is loaded with nostalgia because I remember reading it multiple times in middle school, back when I would devour anything and everything Egypt-related.


Left are Hampton studies, right are from imagination.

Friday, March 15, 2013

What People Wore When and MSU anthology (again)

My copy of the comic anthology arrived! It's pretty spiffy!

Lots 'o good stuff in here, especially for fans of slice-of-life and cute silent comics. Copies are available on Amazon for $12 a pop here.

Aaand here's today's drawings. In the spirit of learning more about clothing, I checked out a copy of What People Wore When from the library a few weeks ago. It's a fantastic book! It has a huge number of (mostly) accurate outfits from across the world and throughout history. It also does a good job of explaining the motivation behind the design of particular items. This last bit is key - I'm finding it much easier to remember forms when they're connected to function. Obvious, maybe, but in the past I've struggled  remembering anything from my studies for more than days at a time, and I'm starting to think this lack of supporting knowledge is a big reason why. Facts don't exist in a vacuum- gotta build those neural networks!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gestures 3-10-13

Some continuous line ones in the mix this time.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hampton studies

Ho hum, more anatomies. Moving into the forearm now, a perennial tough spot for me.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Big Cats

Slow day today. Here's some animal gestures from The Drawing Script.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sartorialist doodles

So I guess "street fashion" is peacoats, leather jackets, leggings, enormous scarves, and inappropriate shoes. Hmm.

Saturday, March 2, 2013