Monday, June 26, 2006

Sheldon's L.A

So I went to Sheldon's for week down in L.A, thats why I haven't been posting anything. It was a lot of fun, and I definatly learned a lot. I went down with Renee, Zack, Corey, and Hieu. I must say the rumors are true he is quite different then what he is at school. More one on one time which is what i needed so I feel that I improved a good deal, and have a good direction to go in with figure drawing. I also did some drapery studying (not much) and some animation....whoa I havent done that in a long time. Needless to say it sucked. It was a simple character changing emotion. I plan on working on it over the summer more to improve and shoot it at school. Oh! by the way Im taking 113B and 114 next semester along with a couple GE's (after a long battle with SJSU that I dont want to explain). oh it will be super busy, bring on the non sleep.
Anyway back to L.A....the only thing I wasn't happy about was that we only had a live model once, the rest working from photo's. Which is I guess OK considering that Im still learning, but the live model is better for learning for me at least. Has more relavence. I dont have too many drawings to show for the week, a good chunk but most of the time he was talking, demonstrating, or watching him draw. He's wrting a new book this summer for his advanced class, it basically picks up where the Beginning books leave off, with a few work sheets in it. It's more in depth, anatomy and all that jazz. Even though I cant take the class Im sure Ill buy it. I'll post more artwork tomorrow and maybe some old figure drawings for comparrison. Night!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


So here are a couple more pages. Im putting up everything im drawing even if I think its crappy or not. The Junos were cool to draw they are always hanging out in front of my house, you have to draw them quickly though! I then tried to put some character personality in the ones at the bottom. I dont know if it worked or not I dont do that kind of stuff often. I've been reading John K's blog for a long while now and his stuff is inpiring. For these particular birds I was looking at Peter De Seve and how and how he puts character into animals. I LOVE that mans work. His sketches are so....scribbly...for lack of a better word yet it looks like it was meant to be there, every scribble has a purpose and looks so god damn cool.
Then for the still life I was planning on it being monochromatic but i changed it, I think the colors go well (the scann is kinda funny the paper wrinkled up because of the water). I kinda like it, its not horrible, possibly my page so far.
I hope to post something every day so tuned!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Summer sketchbook

OK so this is what I have so far, Im not really happy with em' but eh? When will I ever be?

(Animal Pages got cut off by scanner)

First post I suppose

Sooo, this is my first post Im just setting this up so I dont have any art work uploaded as of yet. I hope to post lots so I can get a bunch of feed back. Im behind in my summer sketchbook I ordered it from dick blick and didnt get it until a week into June, which sucks. I hope to catch up, I better! I want to improve over the summer, I just got into the program and I hope to impress. Hopefully you guys can help me out to make me better!