Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I do actually have another doodle I did, but instead of posting it now, I am going to repost a comment I made in response to someone who said that the second picture in the last post was one of their favorites (some of this is edited):

The great thing about animation is that it teaches you to adapt to any style. When I am not looking at some sort of reference for a style, I draw from my mind and tend to default to my style. If I want to draw in a style I sit down and look at a bunch of drawings done in that style. Like if I want to do North American comic art, I look at North American comics. If I want to draw in a Manga style, I look at Manga. I find if I look at other art (not copying an image...I DO NOT EVER COPY AN IMAGE. All of my drawings are my own. Every artist borrows styles.) I can adapt to it.

I am constantly saving images and pieces of art that inspire me. If I ever need inspiration, I have a folder to go to. There is stuff from all over. Sometimes it's a photo, sometime its a pattern on a T-shirt.

As my Layout and Design teacher always said: "Play with it. Reference, reference, reference." (I use to joke that I could teach myself by tape recording him saying this and playing it over and over. :P He also was fond of: "Weeelllll, if *I* were you, I would start over." X| He did help my drawing a lot though.)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Two girls

I just finished drawing and scanning these two in. I seem to be jumping between using a mechanical pencil and my beloved col-erase. I don't know why I have been. Really, I should learn to draw with a tablet (although I think this would entail getting something better than my small, old Graphire Wacom). There wouldn't be too much smudging.

Anyways, the drawings:

My line quality isn't spectacular. I have gotten sloppy over the years.

These will probably be the last drawings you see for a while. Exams are coming up soon and I will be immersing myself in all the sciences (chem, physics, bio and calc) instead of tickling my right brain's fancy.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

More sketches...same ol same ol. :)

A few new drawings. School has taken a little lull before the exams. I am being lazy with my studying (though really...I have enough time. :) ) so I was able to churn out a piece:

All Ravers Go to Heaven: Another nod to my old raver ways.