Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Red Hot Riding Hood pt 5

These 7 drawings took about 49 minutes. That's 7 minutes per drawing. Jeez Louise! I will say this: When i try to time it to finish one pose per song on my playlist, I usually get it done. That could divide the time in half if I do it full-steam. How long can I do full-steam drawing, and will it deter me from doing my drawing exercises later? Maybe I'll see if I can beat my record.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Red Hot Riding Hood pt 2

My sketch above, Preston Blair's below.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Eric Goldberg Test

This is a page scanned from Eric Goldberg's book. It's a chapter break, but also an inbetweening assignment (without being designated as such).

I've been working on it for a couple hours now on Flash with a Wacon tablet. I've roughed out pretty much the whole sequence. Couldn't figure out a way to upload a small movie. Hopefully I'll iron that kink by the time my final animation test is complete. Stay tuned!

30-second drawings

25 minutes, a la

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Red Hot Riding Hood pt 1

preliminary roughs after Preston Blair

Below is the version in the copy I have, from which my individual drawings will be based:

Friday, December 19, 2008

Quick Figures

30-second drawings
for 22 minutes

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Shading Tips

In these drawings, I sketched the figure itself and my teacher, Terence Coyle provided the shading.

He noted a few things:
1) Decide for yourself your single light source. Feel free to make one up.

2) Never shade 50/50. When you're going around the cylinder of a wrist, finger, arm, etc, favor the dark or the light.

3) Connect the shading. Like a stream, it should flow from the top and join shadows to the bottom. Lead the eye.

4) For fingers and things with repeating shadow patterns, make the darkest lines darker on one side and lighter on another. The darks are unequal throughout the different fingers

5) Of course, shade around the curve of the cylinder first and then spread it down.

6) Gradation is key. Find the middle ground on each surface.

7) The parts farthest away from the viewer should be darker.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

30-second drawings

Care of, again.
It might seem silly to actually scan rough sketches like these and post them on a blog. I'm not showing off my deft skill. Really, it's more of an effort to keep it going, in the belief that people (mayeb John K.!) might stop by the blog to see the frequency of my exercises.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


The character in the top middle is my final dino character, semi-based off a close friend's idea.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008