Thanks everyone for all your awesome comments
Dracken- I'm always happy to try and help!
Aresa - Thanks a lot. I found doing small studies very helpful. 10-25 minuet pieces where the focus is just composition and perspective less then 6" square, sometimes as small as as 1-2 inches.
I also like copying from favorite movies. I just pause at pretty places and do quick thumbnails.
It's a lot like character drawing, lots of quicker focused studies. When you get around to a more finished piece things start coming together.
Today's post is lots more doodle-sized things.
Happy sketching everybody!!
Thanks Meteror cat
FightingSeraph - Simply put -no. My goals are diversity and employablity- not uniqueness.
Right now my focus is improving my fundamentals to the point where I can work in as many parts of the animation pipeline as possible.
I feel that style comes naturally and don't see any benefit to consciously forcing a specific style on my work. In fact, I feel adhering to a style would make it more difficult to adapt to the different styles and work flows of different shows and studios.
Any-who., Here's something I've been playing with. One of my weakest areas is story boarding so I've been working to improve that.
The video is a bit low-rez since the bg's are my usual tiny thumbnails.
excuse the mutating proportions on the character, I haven't quite worked out the one I intended to animate.
Today's post is some bird guys done in red pencil
And another enviro-doodle - bic pen with some pencily shading
+ some quick goblin drawings. ~ 30 seconds- 1 minuet each, also done with my trusty bic pen.
Im an animator as well, really interested in ilustration too... Your sketchbook is simply amazing, you can tell the difference when an animator draws because most of the times theres so much movement in one drawing... (im not there yet XD). Great stuff!!
PD: loved the bird sketches XD
Feel free to stop by My Sketchbook (harsh criticism extremely needed )
Hey there. I'm really interested in children's illustration as well.
I like your silly blob drawings and the bird guys, to name a few. But in general, your sketches are great. They have such individuality, the expressions. And your trees turn out very dreamy and loopy. I like that a lot.
Awesome update! Reminds me that I need to do more muscle studies myself... The rocky landscape from post 262 is also fantastic, I would really like to see an colored version of it. Keep up the good work!
"We all have 10000 bad drawings in us so the sooner you get them out the better" - Walt Stanchfield