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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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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.
Posted by Marie Lazar at 7:24 AM
Sunday, March 17, 2013
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.
Posted by Marie Lazar at 1:31 AM
Friday, March 15, 2013
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!
Posted by Marie Lazar at 9:41 PM