I'm currently a student at the Academy of Art in San Francisco studying character animation (3d). For years I've always wished I could draw, but never put the effort into building that skill. That's something I'm working on changing.
The foundation courses at the academy are helping, but I know I need to do so much more. I've been really amazed by all the wonderful work posted on these forums, it's really inspired me to pick up my pen and draw.
This afternoon I did a page of creature sketches. I didn't try to think too hard about what I was drawing and instead just sorta doodled. I still have the problem of editing my work as I draw, instead of letting myself be totally free.
Bit of a art dump here. I've been sketching off and on the last few months, but it was only until Summer break started that I really got back into it. I recently watched the dvd by Vyle and was blown away. I've always liked his style and it was amazing to see him work.
Wow, that school must be teaching you a lot. Your stuff is very good! The house definitely caught my attention. I loved the details you put into it. The figure drawing is pretty good too. Keep this up, and you'll be even better in no time!
My57 - Thanks! As far as the cube image, which effect do you mean? I created a cube brush in photoshop to give myself something to start with (I used it to paint in random cube structures). Then I started to add light direction and cast shadows and details here and there.
SkyTheArtist - Thanks for the comments! Watching other artists has taught me a lot. I'm always so inspired by what I see others doing and try to learn from them. The academy has given me a nice structure to work within and I've been fortunate enough to have some wonderful teachers. I'd highly recommend taking a look at http://thegnomonworkshop.com dvd's, I've learned so much from them as well.
My57 - Thanks, those comics are a lot of fun to create. I've always been interested in story telling and it's fun to explore the different ways I can present and tell stories.
SkyTheArtist - A friend of mine gave me the prompt for that image and I really wanted to give the effect that the screen was wrapping around the figure. I was daunted by the idea of trying to plot out the curves, so I just created a sphere in maya and took a screenshot from inside. Quick way to perfect reference!
Arbinn - I'm glad you're enjoying that effect!
I did a little sketching today, it felt nice to pick up my pen. I had some intense music going which really inspired me to loosen up in the second sketch.
Some character designs for Magnolia and Patience. I'm working on a comic, "Art School 101". Attachment 439667
This sketch started with photo reference of a man walking down the street and then I just had some fun with it. Attachment 439668
Well, it sure has been a while since I posted anything here! I was rather swamped last semester and just wasn't drawing as much as I'd have liked. I've gotten back into it though and thought I'd post the old and the new. The first few were drawn during workshops last semester and the rest are my attempt to learn painter.