For the seventh session I wasn't sure whether or not I would still be in a slump. I decided I was just gonna try to have some fun and not worry so much. I wanted to give the drawings some character, story and environment. I also thought I'd try using markers. By the end of the session I wasn't sure I'd still be in a slump. I guess I'd have to work on a few things for the next couple weeks
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I was in a bit of a slump for the sixth session. I was having trouble getting the rhythms and life of the figure right in my drawings. Which is why I only have one drawing up here and I'm not even content with it. So it seemed I had to struggle once more to convey life in my drawings. The second drawing here is a gesture drawing of Mark's with some notes
For the fifth session of the class we were given examples of various artists' styles. The model was really cool she dressed in four or five different costumes. Unfortunately I didn't like a lot of the drawings I had for this session so I only have these three up for now
The model for this session didn't have much of a costume, so I decided to play a little bit with the first couple drawings. As we moved to the shorter poses I tried pen again and despite weeks of struggling with the medium it seemed a bit easier this week.
For the second session of the gesture class we were introduced to concepts of rhythms within the figure/costume and how to lead the viewer's eye through the drawing. the last drawing was Mark's example of the rhythms that exists within the form
This past Spring I was enrolled in a gesture drawing class at the Animation Guild under the tutelage of Mark McDonnell (Character Designer). The following drawings are from the first session of the class. I remember feeling like I was out of practice during that first class and my drawings seemed somewhat stiff. I wasn't particularly happy with these first drawings but I thought I'd post them up in order to show where I started:
Mark McDonnell instructed me to search for the life/flow of the figure. The following two drawings were his examples for me to follow
It has been a while since I last updated/posted anything new on here. (unfortunately my scanner/printer broke down on me this past semester). It was a couple years old so I had to retire it and get a new one. So I will have some new posts up today. Beginning with 12 weeks worth of gesture drawings from a gesture drawing class at the Animation Guild.
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