Groover: Hah! Thanks! You're actually the second person to request a plushy of the nautilus. If I had mad sewing skillz, the world would be full of fat, googly-eyed plushies... vector format still in the works
Carnifex: Thanks! Nice mohawk btw.
blankslate: Thanks much! After the museum trip, we have to do the Aquarium. No excuses.
0kelvin: Awwwwh! Making things look cute is a blessing and a curse... I"ve tried to make some narsty, mean characters and people still wanna hug them -___-
So, I offer a page of rattie studies and my first adventure in model drawing in over 3 years. One word. RUSTY. It was horrible, I made the same mistakes that I was making in HIGH SCHOOL. With much thanks to blaknslate and Jax, I will be model drawing on a more regular basis, now that I see how much I've slipped backwards
So! Oreo the lovely rodent model:
So uh, this is how my drawings looked at the beginning of the 3 hour session:
And thankfully, they ended up like this during the final poses.
Good lord. The moral of this post: DON'T FREAKING STOP DRAWING. EVAR!
So yeah. Point and laugh. But then crit me.
Last edited by Steph Laberis; September 6th, 2005 at 12:32 AM.
I'm just getting a look at your sketchbook now willow and its great! I love the studies of animals and fish you've done.
Your last post isn't bad at all either, I like how you showed the beginning and end of class, by the end you are usually loosened up and more expressive with the lines. *points and laughs anyway for no reason*
You have a knack for "cute" love it, will be sure to keep checking out your updates.
Hi, just having a peruuuse across your stuff, and i love the quick sketches.
just a quick crit
you never seem to look at how the ;light hits your subjects in the quicksketces.. hmm also thyre looking pretty linear.. not that i can talk..but anyway, also you couldl try to draw through your subjects a bit more . i dunno..
youve got some real talent.
bravo ! .
nothing is good - nothing is bad -- osho
(all is well)
niiiiccee! The first set of gestures is very overworked, ive seen you do that alot, and your still kinda doing that even in the final set. I think you need to try and stop yourself earlier, and not render them to death. The final one bottom right and the center one (both on the second page) have a far better line economy compared to the previous ones, wher you have 4 lines when two would do. Oreo is very good, and also incredibly "steph" my favourite one thought has to be the top center, the really small one, you can show alot of dynamic with her body even though her overall consistancy is that of a potato. Nice one
Hey Steph. the life drawings are really great, very little to crit. Though, as said, I think you would benefit from tonal studies, even if it is very fast and loose. Your last tdome I still felt was a little flat with relation to tone - I guess it's a matter of your background being so heavy in 2d animation.
And what, they models turn up shaved over there? Damn, I gotta get me over the water s'more haha
Marie: Thank you so much! I'm glad you're liking what you see here and that you took time to comment ^_^
Omni: THANK YOU. I NEED CRITS!!! I agree that I'm lacking in the light source department... I was sort of trained to look for gestures through line, which is good in of itself, but it's sort of a crutch for me now and I'm afraid to draw shadows. I will definitely try to draw through my subjects more often.
Rook: A very fair crit. It's a bad habit of mine to rework stuff to death, I guess I need a little more confidence in my first lines, huh?
Oregano: Your name's too hard to alliterate!!! But um.. Thanks Tons, um... Ttyl? Many, many thanks for the kind words ^_^
Joe: Yeah, it's a bit of a drive, but worth it, at least once a month. I'll bring the pastries next time!
Waffle: And he you right back ^__^ With all his tentacled love!
Carnifex: Thanks dude! Yeah, as boring as it can be, I've discovered it's not worth letting your life drawing skills rust... -___-
Dirty_C: Jax is one of the few attractive models I've drawn in my 4 years of life drawing experience... sorry, she's a rare gem ^_^ And yes, I agree about the tonalities, or the lack thereof. Shadows scare me!
Ok kids. Brace yourself. I finally got permission from Hasbro to show these off... I did them a little over a year ago and they are in fact hitting store shelves in a few months, so this is like my little claim to fame at Hasbro.
I invented a new breed of My Little Pony and you'll all like it, dammit!
They're 2 inch tall PIXIE PONIES! FEAR THE PIXIES! I also sculpted a prototype of these girls out of sculpey; I will post pics when I can. They didn't use my sculpt for the final casting, but they used my sketches and pulled a lot of reference from my sculpt for the actual toys. So yes, my saccharine sweet brainchild, the Breezie Pony.
Wow, those are incredibly cutesy, even by your standards. I'd crit them, but I'm afraid if I look at them too hard I'm going to get diabetes! I like how you did the hair, and the freckles are a nice touch. Adorable!
I can't stop looking at the bottom one's antennaes. I don't think Penis Pony was a mistake at all! You're slipping these phalluses into children's toys on purpose, aren't you?
Mwhaha, wow its been a while since you made those (i wanna seee teh sculpt!) anyway, i know this stuff is kinda old but still im gunna give you a mini pony crit, jes pointing out (and you rpobably did this intentionally) that the first pony with the big pupils that arent centered towards the inside of the eye is the cutest and youngest looking while the one lets say right beneath it looks far less baby pony and more adult, also its far more mischievous. Too bad the dudes who are casting it suck, my condolences to you and your engineer.