High school adventures (Coffee and donuts, July 2!)
I'm a sophomore in HS. I'd like to be an animator or storyboard artist someday. I also dig character design. I have no formal training (I'm Rob Liefeld!). So I'm pretty much self taught, but I'd like to go to college and have someone...teach me stuff.
Anyway, this is my second sketchbook. Here's a link to my first one because contrast creates interest.
Rotor: I rushed through the figure sketches since it's hard to really study a rough sketch anyway, especially with all the strokes.
Mr. Juicy: Thanks. I do some imagination stuff but I'm trying to focus more on studies and observations from life because a lot of animation schools are stressing those things (not the studies, but definitely observations and life drawings). And when designing characters Chen Yi Chang says its best to research and ref your topic because otherwise you just end up drawing the stereotypes in your head. Drawing from imagination is important (and I'm practicing them after my studies to apply what I've learned) but it's not a big priority right now.
wow nice stuff for high school level, i wish i took the time to study anatomy like you did when i was in high school, would have saved me a lot of time now keep on those studies, by the time you graduate, your skill will grow exponentially
Representing Ringling College of Art and Design Class 2012
Blog (its pretty rad)
Equality72521: I used to hate studying anatomy (check out my old sketchbook for studies that reek of epic fail), but I think I've matured over the past couple months and I've begun to be more patient. That's when anatomy started becoming fun. And it helps with figure stuff!
I found a picture of this abandoned mental hospital and I just needed to draw it. Took a few liberties with this one. I moved some trees around to make it clear and made the perspective a little bit more dynamic.
Chantz Hegemann: Rigorous anatomy study, sketching people on the street, poses from characterdesign.com. I love drawing people and I guess when you like what you're doing it'll show. Draw people every single day. If you're bad at something practice practice practice until it becomes your best strength.