Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Here goes nothin...

Okay, so the animation portfolio is due tomorrow (but I did not include the above drawing). It's been a blast this past year since I really started looking into the program and working my butt off to maybe possibly have a slim chance of getting in. I've been through an absolute emotional roller coaster over that time, from feeling like I'm okay to feeling like I can't draw at all to feeling like I'm a sure thing to get in to feeling like I should be a banker.
But it really has been a blast. I've learned a lot, grown a lot, met a lot of awesome people, and hopefully have found my career. Thanks, all of you who helped me along in any way (you know who you are-- even if you don't. Or something.)

And a huge THANK YOU to my wife, Mary, and little Lily for being there to support me on this wild goose chase. Love ya!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Crochety Old Man Man

Using his cane, super-suspenders, and his ability to walk fifteen miles in the snow uphill both ways, Crochety Old Man Man fights off the evil forces of young people today and their inherent laziness.
This is for the Y Not Art Blog, a group blog I was just invited to join. You should check it out!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Flood of Figures

Okay, so it's become apparent to me that I've done almost nothing the past few months except draw people in swimsuits. Over and over again. That was not a complete sentence. But that one was.
Anyway, I have two figure drawing classes (one from Jamin, one from Chad Barksdale). I've been told that my Barksdale drawings look better than the more rendered ones from Jamin's class. I'm not sure, but they do photograph lots better. So I'm posting them below. Hopefully these can help me get in the animation program. Let me know what you think!

I told you there were a lot of them. Actually I didn't. But I will now: There are a lot of them.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Figure (Again)

Another from my Intermediate Life Drawing course. Jamin taught me something interesting: if you really watch the shadow edges (whether they're hard or soft edges) you can really get a lot more depth to your piece. Who knew?