Thursday, March 25, 2010

Drawing Club: Gangster's Girlfriend

The amazing Sara Streeter was our model tonight. Decided to change it up a bit tonight with some pencil. Also tried out some pastels a friend recently gave me (thanks Scott!). Normally I'm horrible at pastel, but this time they worked out. And of course my tried and true markers. :]

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sketch Club

Today we sketched at a skate park, it was REALLY challenging. After that I went and checked out a local dog park which was awesome. I got my dog fix and lots of doodling done. Need to work on my canine anatomy and catching both dogs and humans in action. Practice, Practice, Practice!

*the marker sketches are from drawing club a couple weeks back
PS: (22Mar10)
I needed a personal sketch break really bad tonight. So I sketched this little moment from the dog park where two dogs were fighting over a bright pink Frisbee and walking around like Siamese twins attached to it. Dogs are AMAZING! and i feel refreshed.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Graphic Iconic Animal Designs

Graphic Iconic Animals for Intro to Character Design w/ David Colman




Goose is a femme fatale, Ferret is a Napoleonic complex suffering manic detective who is constantly at odds with himself both wanting to eat Goose but needing the reward for her case, and Elephant is a spiky quick witted British sounding Indian Elephant sidekick, the Watson to Ferrets Holmes.

Here are some of the process sketches that led up to the final designs.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bradbury Building + Grand Central Market



On location sketches from last Saturday (6Mar10) at Grand Central Market and the Bradbury Building.

Unexpected Event:
While I was attempting to make a sketch of the liquor store (nothing could go wrong here) at the Market a drunk man caused a spectacle yelling at cops and walking in and out of on coming traffic tying up multiple lanes. The disorderly man then chose one lane to yell at the cops from a safe distance, that is until a driver got tired of waiting and started honking, now he's mad at the driver. The drunkard then starts yelling at the driver and eventually slaps the guys side mirror on a seemingly new car. At that moment feeling irritated, rightly so, the driver got out of the car, the drunk man immediately ran away. I need to hunt down a picture of him getting arrested a friend from class captured.

Drawing Club: Kill Bill



Our model Heather Capps was actually a stunt double for both Uma Thurman and Daryl Hannah's roles in the film. She was super sweet and looked just like Daryl's character Elle Driver.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sketch Club: Blue Lady



Been super busy this week. Finally got a moment to knock out last weeks mark. She was amazing! Wonder what came first, the hair or the purse. I thoroughly enjoyed her use of colors! back to my pile of stuff to do :D

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

PS: http://sketchclub.blogspot.com

Friday, March 5, 2010

Drawing Club: Wicked Witch

If you didn't make it to this session, I'm sorry you missed out, because it was AWESOME! Daniella Traub did an amazing job, what an inspiring model.

Pacific Theatre Interior + Exterior



Pretty similar to the other assignments from "Sketching the Environment." Do thumbs of different views and then pick one to elaborate on.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Exterior Home Studies



































These were from another homework assignment for "Sketching the Environment." 3 thumbs from different angles/approaches, then finalize the sketch. It was pretty open, you could take the final sketch as far as you wanted. I think my favorite is the second image, of one of the Victorian homes from the historic section of Carroll Street here in LA.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pasadena City Hall + Americana Sketches

Here are some on location sketches from "Sketching the Environment"
Pasadena City Hall - 13 Feb
Americana - 20 Feb

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sketch Club: The Fluffy Guy

Here's the Mark for this weeks Sketchclub. I'm trying to use these as a way to experiment and try out new things.
My approach this week was to sketch out the character, then use the lasso tool to cut out shapes to then fill with the paint bucket. Then I went into each flat shape with one extra shade to create some form. And finished it off by putting my original line work back on top with blend mode: soft light.
I'm actually quite happy the way it turned out! ... for now :P

And here are my sketches from the day. Not as happy with these, but hey, you have to do a lot of drawing before they get any good.

PS: This past Friday I was officially introduced on the Sketch Club Blog.
Thanks Marcelo :]