Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stuff from a while ago.....

Hi there again Kids. Time to unload a bunch of sketches done a while back.....so much crap on this computer eating up space.

Miss Alice Lidell from B's Alice series . I always enjoy taking a break from my own characters and ideas, and trying out someone elses stuff. 
Ah Point-less Girl with GUNS. This was another re-visit sketch from a while ago... still not right, feel like the pose should be exaggerated more.
Molly - just another Victorian Girl. I had this idea sitting in an old sketchbook and again I wanted to re-visit the idea. Actually in this case do a finished sketch.
Been doing a lot of trips to the SD Zoo this year (got a membership that I got to use). This was done off of some sketches done during a weekend trip with Joe Weatherly when he visited Studio 2nd Street. 

Friday, September 19, 2008

Digital Anita Studies....

Not the best drawings by far, but it was a fun break from the regular norm, especially after testing for Nick. Still getting a feel for digital sketching and Anita from 101 Dalmatians is always good practice. I started with a few poses from stills, and then made up the rest - trying my best to stay on model to the character. The trouble, besides not being on model, is that I feel I still kill all the life in the figure.....I guess only more life drawing is going to help that.

Late Night Digital Sketches....

I thought I was going to take a break,  but after getting back, I started sketching....again.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Late Night Sketch - Featuring Ms. Hayworth!


I finally took some time to fool around with all the brush presets and built my own pencil for Photoshop. Really wish I had done that sooner...... Everything just got a lot easier......Although I think Clean-Up will still be a pain.....One of these days I'll figure out how to use that DAMN Pen tool in Illustrator.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Something FINISHED????? - um....sort of

Since I've been utterly depressed by that damn test, I decided to do something else for a bit....CLEAN UP work!!! - which is normally depressing in of itself, but this time it seemed to work out for me. 

So after revising this sketch about three times from the earlier version, I actually got this one done. I still left the original sketch in - seems to help keep it "alive". 

Well one sketch of Mr. Scheckey and Ms. Maribelle Noble is done.....now I just have to finish the rest of them. 

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Layout Leftovers....and Disgruntled Ranting


Just about a year ago I started this layout back at the Academy. After, yet another portfolio review of getting told I don't know what I'm doing (which is true), I had to finish it. 

More and more though, I'm honestly thinking of just giving up on it all. The more I interact with the Animation Industry the more I find I don't get it. No matter what I can't seem to pass these damn test, or have fun doing them.....which leads me to think that I really don't want this for a job. 

So another year for horrible revelations. I hate caricatures and the business of them, and NOW I thoroughly hate the work of the Animation Industry...... Looks like it's back to B&N for me.

Almost Forgot!!! - More of Ms. Hayworth....

When I get frustrated I draw pin-up girls.....Case in point with Ms. Hayworth (yeah, I finally gave her a name). Despite being a rejected design for a film noir project, I just have too much fun drawing her. 

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Quick Digital Warm Up Sketch....


Digital sketching....still getting used to it....so god damn irritating......

Thursday, September 04, 2008

All Digital Sketch.....ehhhhh....

I've spent the last week working on a storyboard test......and I'm FRUSTRATED TO ALL HELL with the damn thing. 

SO I had to get as far away from the damn thing as possible....which has not been easy. Just constantly doubting if I can make it all in animation. SO......I wanted to do an all digital sketch, no scan paper drawing to work from. Went easy on myself and did a sketch of Maribelle. Turned out all right....not thrilled with it, but it's "okay".