Sunday, May 19, 2013
Just trying a bit of "realistic", two point perspective. I got a tip from some of the recruiters at the recent CTN Expo to include a few realistic pieces in my book to a) show that I can handle the realistic environments, and, b) just include a wide variety of styles in my body of work, since a LOT of my current stuff leans towards the "cartoony" style. This is sort of a "finished" rough. I have yet to add the lettering to the marquee on the convenience store. Note the banners on the lampposts. I designed each of those separately, and used the "transform" tools in photoshop to tweak them to work in perspective.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
As the Disney Co. continues to exploit their acquisition of the Marvel World, they now take you under the sea. Meet Princess Namoria, the Submariel, as she confronts the villainous "Professor Octowoman". Will the Submariel agree to Professor Octowoman's Faustian offer? Seriously, I'm temporarily lacking for a copy of Photoshop, so I'm using markers on a photocopy of my cleaned up drawing (the rough is below). I've also adjusted the brightness and contrast. My previous post featuring Marvel/Disney hybrids was done back in 2009, and it is by far, the most popular thing on my blog. I later discovered that by entering the search terms "draw the Disney way" into Google, one is directed almost straight to my own blog! It's about the fifth result that comes up!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I thought this would give me a good excuse to post some drawings I did last June for a "cave people" themed Fathers' Day Card. I did this before seeing any artwork from "Croods". I hope you like it! Notice how the design of the father "evolved" from the early rough to the final version.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Ah, the joys of getting back into old school, hand crafted animation! For reference, I looked at some bowling footage on YouTube. The idea of a "bowling troll" came partially from "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving. I will try to shoot my animation in a more "web friendly" way in the future. So far, I'm just aiming my ipad at the moniter on our pencil test machine at school to document the work. The upside of this, is that you can hear the classical music station in the background, as well as bits of chatter coming from the room. A little "slice of life" of an evening at the Academy, served with a little rough animation.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Well, I have noticed that whenever I post a video of some animation I've done, even if it's just an exercise, my traffic goes up. So to all my followers, thank you! I notice I've been getting visitors from everywhere from here in the U.S. to Russia, Belarus, and Venezuela, as well as people from Malaysia. That's only a partial list. Here is a wing flap cycle, with the individual drawings as well!
Here's an exerise in 2 point perspective, depicting a city alley like one you might find in a "noir" type of story. It was sort of a "demo" I did for one of the students at the Academy. I sort of "eyeballed" the horizon line and scale.