Friday, February 17, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN SKETCHCRAWL


 I went to a sketch event in San Francisco last weekend. I walked around the Chinese street fair for a little while at first, but finally sat down and decided to draw. For some strange reason I have a tendency to choose some of the most complicated buildings. I'd like to say it's because I'm giving myself a challenge, but really it's just because that's what I like to draw. This one took a while to finish, but it's the second time my environmental sketch took two pages to complete. I actually really wished it was possible to spread it to a third page past St. Mary's church.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FROM ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND REAR WINDOW

"Couples the spy together pry together"

 This is a quick illustration of James Stewart and Grace Kelly from one of my favorite movies, Rear Window.  I rushed through the drawing on this one, and realized about halfway through that I was relying a little too much on people seeing the movie to decipher the story. Maybe it's just me overanalyzing my own work. I do still enjoy it and had fun working on it. I just might have to do another one in the future.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Austin Madison's Angry Harpy Challenge!


Sic' em!

Lost a little homework time over this one today, but any time I see a challenge to draw a mythological creature I have to take 'em up on it. I did this for a contest at Austin Madison's blog. It started as a Harpy chasing her prey and then for whatever reason I decided to add more even though it goes right off the page of my sketchbook and the rhythm gets a little crammed on the right hand side because of it. Also, now that I look at it the posing could be better, hah. I Still had a lot of fun on this one, and I'm enjoying the results. Now back to homework. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

34TH WORLD WIDE SKETCHCRAWL: SAN FRANCISCO, FERRY BUILDING PART 2









 Here is the second half of my handy Tombo brush pen sketches from the last SketchCrawl. There are a few other random sketches in the mix, which is part of the reason I didn't post them on the SketchCrawl forum, but most of these drawings are from that day. I think it's obvious which ones aren't. 

FINAL ANIMATION FOR TUTORIAL FROM A YEAR AGO

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 I had my reservations about posting this animation. It's almost a year old now, and I didn't post it originally because the whole last half is atrocious and overacted. I knew this when I was finished animating, but didn't have time to go in and fix it before the final class. I had to really push myself to get to this level of animation by the end of Andrew Gordon's class, but it meant, not as much time for fixing. Not to mention this was my first pantomime, facial expression, and dialogue piece I'd ever done, and I had already decided to put the majority of my focus in visual development and story. Though as I've said before Gordon definitely ignited the animation fire in me. 
 Sadly that fire will have to go somewhat unattended.  You might see more animation from me in the future, but I've been avoiding taking those classes this year so I can focus on developing my preproduction skills to a hirable level. I think I'm almost there, but I'm constantly trying to find new challenges for myself (and there never seems to be a shortage)
 Don't get me wrong. I love animation, but if I put my focus towards too many things . . . well, that's just not very focused at all. So until I have more time. Enjoy the first half of this animation. Hah.