Monday, September 25, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Sunday, June 04, 2006
So here are some life drawings of pretty ladies. Can't go wrong with that right?
Seemed a little excessive for one little ol' bee. On second thought, I shouldn't judge, maybe he's allergic or something...
This is me lost at 6 a.m. and waiting for a very cranky van driver to pick me up. If you look at the next photo you can see that we went from cold and foggy to...
being backed so badly in the sun I think I actually saw a flying boat. Really? wow...
It's the money shot! Hide your children!
It will crush us all! Can you actually be crushed from the inside? (allegedly crushed from the inside...)
Sunday, April 23, 2006
One of my instructors use to encourage us to go out and experience as much life as possible. This was based on the opinion( which I agree with) that all of our art is based on the people and places we see. There is nothing new under the sun, only different ways of compiling it. So while doodling around sometimes I notice that my drawings tend to resemble people I know or have seen. At this point I either stop or try to avoid it. Sometimes (actually most of the time) I'm completely unaware that it looks like someone until I'm a good halfway through it. I really enjoy embracing the way the mind works, you have to let your mind wander around and stumble upon things that you knew, but really weren't aware of.
I'd also like you to think of this as sort of a meditation. I don't think letting a little thing like not being able to draw well stand in your way(because clearly I don't hehe). I think just next time you get a little restless make some little free scribble, and look very closely at it, and think about what lies within.
Just to make this thing a little more interesting I'll try and explain where these drawings started (first stroke, scribble sort of thing).
So above I just started with the spiral for the eye, that's when I noticed that the way the ink was blotting up, it sort of looked like an eye. Then I chased that idea trying to keep a theme of lines flowing from single points of origin.
Above, I started with the line that now makes up the bridge of the nose. I had no particular ideas when I started thus why there are little gnarly guys on top and the indication of some Ziggy looking guy by the left eye. Anyhow, after the nose I just started making spiral, maybe thinking of design more than actually making it look like something. While making the spiral again, I noticed it was looking like an eye so I just kept that idea of a spiral and on continuous line for each feature.Above, This one is less of an accident as I was looking at this guy who sat right across from me. Again, it started as a scribble that ended up looking vaguely like his posture. Then I built on that, but actually trying to make it look like him.
Above, If you've seen my marker mind blurb post you sort of know how this one works. I think I started just scribbling one line that now makes up the profile. Then I just started adding random features and more marker stuff. I think the key motivation was just working on a way of texturing the hair with the marker values supporting it, now I'm not taking credit for texture pattern, like I said this is all stuff I've seen before, I'm just trying to see how I can use it.
Above, now I pulled these images from all sorts of books and pads that I've worked in over the last 3 months or so, so this one is another drawing done in a lined notebook, and is buried in the middle of 20 or 30 some odd Maya xyz translation values. I think I was just limited by drawing the profile so heavily and straight, totally forgetting that I had to get a hand in there, so I just tried to make it look like I did it on purpose.
This is how most of my work goes, it's sort of the mind equivalent to "the right place, at the right time". Does it make me a fraud and/or a hack? Yeah, but I"m pretty comfortable with that.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
This just fascinated me because I'm fascinated with kitsch stuff.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
#283 Make a SuperBowl ad.... check.
The spot was for the Honda Ridgeline and I handled Rigging and Skinning for the whole spot and Animation on the opening shot and Yosimite Sam.