Sunday, September 7, 2008

devil sketch So...I'm sketching this figure and trying to think of all the things about my own drawing I don't like. Things like heads and faces, hands and legs, muscles and preportions. I'm telling myself, that part of my problem is that I start drawing a body the way I think it's suposed to look and end up getting bogged down in drawing every little muscle group and wrinkle; and before I know it, what I've drawn looks less like a figure and more like highschool art exercise.

So what do I do? Well first I take a deep breath and ask myself if what I'm drawing looks like what it's suposed to be. I do some "homework" in my head and study some prefessional works on the net. Then I tell myself I can do it if I don't get lazy and fly on autopilot. I sit and draw and think about everything I draw and why I'm drawing it. I resist the urge to show a certain muscle or curve of the face just because I don't want to look like I don't know it's there.

This week's post is pretty static, but I like the ballance of detail (and suggestion of detail). I hope I can get some critiques from the peanut gallery. Please tell me what I need to pay attention to and what I need to pay less attention to. Who knows, perhapse I can start getting some real work and get away from the 9 to 5 dredge.

Hugz all around!

Monday, September 1, 2008

I've been away again...oh, well. That's life. I wanted to post something, so I figured, why not mix things up with a little G-rated fun. I actually did this a few months back, but since we're looking at "toons", thought it would be a good time to post. The line work isn't as organic as most my work. I was actually going for a Genndy Tartakovsky look (Powerpuff Girls, Clone Wars). I know a lot of people don't dig his style, but I find it very expressive.

Anyway, everyone enjoy...and I'll try to post something new next week.