Thursday, February 26, 2009

More Life Drawings

Two more recent life drawings from class. They didn't photograph very well, but I'm pretty happy with `em.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sketchers Anonymous

So a few friends and I have started up a sketch group. We're hoping to head out every week and... uh... sketch. Last week we just went to the mall (simple) but ended up sketching for almost two hours. Good times! I'm hoping this is just what we need to really help our chances of getting into the program.
Oh, and by the way, we've started up a blog to post our stuff. Stop by and take a look! (If you wanna join our little escapades, just let us know)
Since I'm on a mean streak of including an image for 22 posts in a row, I'll post a small sampling of the fruits of our efforts here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Elephant on Parade

Here's a rough run-through of an elephant walk. Let me know whatcha think!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shady stuff...

This week we learned all about textures and shaders in my Intro to Maya class. Lots of fun! Much less frustrating than modeling.
So the first two are pre-made models, and the last one (chess piece) is of my own design.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Don't Use That Tone With Me!

My first ever drawing on toned paper (with white charcoal). I think it turned out okay...

Incidentally, "white charcoal" was my nickname in high school.

A Day No Sketchbooks Would Die...

It's always fun to see other bloggers posting a eulogy to sketchbooks they have "killed"... but my weapon of choice-- a three-ring binder that I fill with punched printer paper-- happens to be immortal. Sure, it lacks personality, but it's cheap and durable (I used that line in a personal ad once...).
Anyway, I recently came to the end of a chunk of pages that had been sitting in there since about Christmastime, so I decided to clear it out and post some of the less vomit-inducing material.

We'll start with some character design: my wife is writing a children's book about a little girl who likes ballet. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Lena Ballerina!

I decided to use her for an assignment for my Intro to Maya class. The lo-res model didn't turn out so good (freakiest thing I've ever seen, actually). But I liked the orthographic views I whipped up here:

Nothing says Christmas like some reindeer sketches. Yes, these were from actual reindeer. No, I'm not always honest.

The rest are pretty random. I need to clean up my linework a lot, but I think I'm getting the hang of this sketchbook thang.