Monday, June 29, 2009

Capone is now a model....







Capone(my dog)was a model in my animal character design class this last Saturday. He stayed on the model stand for a little bit but b/c it was wobbly he didnt last long....Overall it worked out well, he stayed in one position long enough for me to lecture about necessary landmarks and point these areas out on his body. I hope to make it a regular thing down the line.
Here are some pics one of my students took.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Zoo Class Saturday 61609


Here are some sketches I did from todays zoo class. MY students studied the lion and the jaguar today. I didnt do any personal sketches of the lion, just lots of demos in my students sketchbooks....that seems to happen often. However I did do a sketch or two for myself. In the top one the jungle cat was grubbing on a cow bone but just didnt include it...reason for his mouth being agape....I know..I suck..should have added it.... lazy I guess...and did have to get back to teaching...This is done on thick blue paper(card stock) w/ Art Stix, pencil and some pen.....enjoy!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Longlost family.....maybe..?


here is a piece a friend of mine commissioned mefor to do for his son's room...the only direction, sea life....something to do w/the sea....so this is what I did. Took me awhile to finish b/c as always very busy. This is it before any adjustment w/PS.
Media: colored pencil,marker, gouache, and little pastel on chipboard.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Figure Costume sketches 06_04_09



Here are some sketches from last nights costumed figure class @Disney TVA
mediums used: pentel fountain pen, brush pen, art stix, pastel on chipboard(back of old sketchpad)

whoops, almost forgot...and white out

Monday, June 01, 2009

Figure Costume sketches







These are all from a costumed figured drawing class with the great Mark McDonnell from last thurs...
I always try to break the monotony of my everyday drawing routine and I do that by drawing or creating w/tools I am not so comfortable with......so w/this class session I broke out the pastels and black paper. As a character designer versatility is very important...and its not just a matter of varying shape language but also about varying medium and tools you use.