I was worried that I was rusty at life drawing, but I got back into the swing of things OK. We then drew our own character designs using Robert’s 5 minute poses as reference. I’m glad we were drawing him as he has a strong masculine build which was easy to adapt to my character. I… Continue reading Life Drawing 27/4/17 – Thinking outside the Box
I was having difficulty with the character design I was using in these posts – although the proportions and masculine shapes made the design easy to adapt Robert’s poses in life drawing class, the design is overall kind of unwieldy and gave me a lot of trouble when it came to demonstrating animation principles. Even drawing a simple… Continue reading Life Drawing Work Week 10 – Character Design and the 12 Principles of Animation
Robert is back! I’m glad to be able to draw him again because his poses are very dynamic and fun to draw. For this lesson I started out drawing in conte but wasn’t pleased with how the first few poses turned out so I switched to using colouring pencil for the rest of the 1 minute… Continue reading Life Drawing 30/3/17 – Go Right Ahead
These puns are getting really bad but I can’t stop now, sorry Anyway, this post showcases the life drawing homework of practising and studying hands.
Today in life drawing we were focusing on the human hand. Mike gave us some tips of how to think of/understand the structure of the hand before we went on to draw. First we did the usual 1-minute warmup poses of Jacquie. Then we went on to do studies of Robert and Jacquei’s hands, 5 minutes… Continue reading Life Drawing 23/3/2017 – Some Handy Advice
Studying feet anatomy. I put in extra effort for this because of the feedback I had received before on needing to work on drawing hands and feet.
Flour Sack I looked at this page for more information and this page on posing to properly express emotion through posing a flour sack. Examples of flour sack posing. Realistic Expressions Drawing from a Model Sheet Own Character Design I wanted to try portraying expressions using my own design. The character I used is essentially an updated… Continue reading Life Drawing Work 5 – Facial Expressions and Design
For the first part of this lesson we were doing our 1-minute warmups, but I can’t find these drawings to photograph them. For the second part of the lesson we were told to use Jacquie as reference, she was acting out a short story we had to turn into storyboards. This was not an easy task because… Continue reading Life Drawing 2/3/2017 – What’s the story?
Today we first did the usual 1-minute poses with Jacquei as our model, then as a group we each presented what we felt was our best drawing(s) to the rest of the group for critique. The large drawing of Jacquei standing with her back turned was the drawing I had felt was my best from… Continue reading Life Drawing 23/2/2017 – Critical Miss
Pinocchio Head Rotation Homework: Pinocchio’s Character Model Sheets – An extra design sheet I looked up, featuring a slightly older version of Pinocchio’s design which was helpful in drawing the rotation nonetheless: Some other model sheets we were given to look at- design sheets from Disney’s Hercules, short films such as Presto and PaperMan, as… Continue reading Life Drawing Work Week 2 – A Model Student