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August 10, 2009

More life drawings!

Yea, I’m gettin pretty boring, but you know what, I can’t really think of anything to write about. At least not a serious blog post. I could write a rant about something if I wanted to, but I should probably do best to keep my swearing rants to myself and free from here. Some might slip, but hopefully not soon.

Anywho, had my last life drawing session today. The first two are 20 min poses, the last one was a 40. I dunno, I think I’m getting better….
ld 810 1

ld 810 2

This one I like. The teacher had some brown paper and colored pencils since he uses those, so I tried doing a figure shaded with a white pencil. I think this method was actually a little easier to get the hang of after a few mins. Might try some more stuff like this later.
ld 810 3


Moving Home and More Life Drawings

August 3, 2009

So today I’ve told work I’m leaving on the 21st. I was planning on not telling them until next week, but on friday at the end of the day, my boss was talking about me leaving for school and was asking me questions about it. I decided not to ruin his weekend and just tell him today instead.

Anyways, I haven’t posted any more life drawings since a couple weeks ago. It’s a little hard because the paper I use is larger than my scanner, and it is also inside a hard-bound sketch book.

I’ll post them chronologically from top down. I think I’ve gotten better since the batch below don’t you?




Back from the dead…

July 13, 2009

With some Life Drawings! Haha…yea that was lame.

Anyways, just got back from my first life drawing session ever. It was pretty cool actually. There are only three other people in my class, all dudes. One is an art teacher at a catholic school in a nearby town. One of them was actually my statistics professor back in college. Talk about a small world eh? The other dude was pretty quiet, but I think he’s an animator at a gaming company. Hopefully he’ll start talkin more as the weeks go on. Maybe I can get a connection out of him or something…

I’ve tried drawing some nude models from pics off the net, but I found it hard to find a proper pose anywhere besides finished products. So this was a pretty good experience. I like the “3D-ness” of it. Having a model actually there makes it a bit easier actually. When you move your head, you get a different view instead of the same picture. My first attempts of the night sucked pretty hard, but I eventually got better. I produced a couple respectable ones I think.

Laying Pose

Sitting Pose

Now it’s time to go read some Harry Potter 🙂

Heavy Block Lift

May 27, 2009

So I decided yesterday that my first full body animation test is going to be a dude lifting a heavy block.

Our network was out for like 6 hours at work yesterday, and all the work I do is off network drives, so I was sketching out some thumbnails of a block lift, and pushing a block up an incline. I kind of got a feel for how to bend the spine and stuff.

Since yesterday I’ve done a bit of a pencil test. Up until my last iteration I actually hadn’t looked up any information in my ‘Animator’s Survival Kit’ book. After consulting the book, all I did was edit the beginning frames with the U-shaped arched back. Beforehand, they were going the same direction as the other frames. Here is my progress so far with some blocking for timing.

I haven’t decided yet if I actually want him to put the block on the other block, or just to fall over backwards from the weight.

Some Character Design

May 23, 2009

So I was super bored at work yesterday and I just started sketching out a random character so at some point I could animate him, instead of my ball with stick legs.

I’ve never really tried to design a character before, but I was keeping some things in mind when I sketched this out. I wanted to keep the body a pretty simple shape, so I settled on something thats pretty round. I also wanted to make sure that his eyes are able to express different emotions, as well as having something on top of his head to also help me express emotion, and for motion overlap.

So this is what I came up with as my first version. I only did the head and the body at work. The legs, arms, and entire side view I completed after I got home.

Version 1.0

Version 1.0

After completing that, I decided that I didn’t like the shape of his head anymore, so I worked on a second version today. The height of the head and body remained the same. The head was made skinnier, as well as an addition to the sides of his head. The body was made more rounded so he has more of a belly instead of just being wide.

Version 2.0

Version 2.0

I’m currently doing some hand drawings. I’ve settled on 3 fingers to keep it simple. I haven’t had a chance to scan these yet.

*Edit 2*
Drew a couple of facial expressions and scanned along with the hands. Here it is.

Added some more faces:

Version 2.2

Version 2.2