Sunday, May 30, 2010

Danny Ozark and Recent Studies

Comedian Danny Ozark asked me to do a caricature of him. It had been months since I had done any artwork that wasn't either for a larger project or a study. I had a lot of fun making this and it was good practice. Onto the studies.
Life Drawing

Rendering the Human Form

I feel like the rendering looks a lot better than the last one. However the line version looks worse. It could be the way I did the line or the underlying stucture itself. Hard to tell. Anyway the next one will be better
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Recent Studies

Because what would an art study blog be without some studies?
Anyway, I feel like these drawings are better than the previous post, especially the figure from imagination. Proportions are a little off, it looks stiff, and the light source is still a little unclear. Does anybody know how to place imaginary light sources in three dimensions as it relates to the figure.
Life Drawing
Of course, in real life she has skin. This is an anatomy study from a live model.

RenderingMinute Cartoons

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I'm Back!

After months I am starting my art study blog back up. I stopped in posting in July because I began work on a personal cartoon project that will not be featured on this blog anytime soon. Since the blog was a study blog and I was not doing studies there was nothing to post. I figured I would get better through working on my project. While I was improving, it was much slower than when I was focused on studying. I decided I would continue studying on the side while I produce my cartoons. First, I studied from the book Figure Drawing: Design and Invention by Michael Hampton. I read the book and then went back through and copied every drawing in the book. It is a great book, and I learned a lot. I had studied anatomy quite a bit before, but this book simplifies it and gives you a method that works for both observational drawing and drawing from imagination. My drawing has improved a lot from these studies and it is giving me a base for further studies.

I've also made it a point to go to an sketch club once a week for a few hours of figure drawing

I have been doing a hour and a half of daily drawing exercises. It used to be half and hour of gesture followed by an hour of one minute cartoons. I changed this to half an hour of gesture, then half an hour of trying to realistically render the human figure from imagination, right now in greyscale, then half an hour of minute cartoons

Rendering (in steps)
Step 1 Gesture and base structure
Step 2 StructureStep 3 Greyscale renderStep 4 Line DrawingI am a little embarissed to post this one because it is so bad. The proportions are all out of whack and there is no clear light source. However, this is a first attempt, and I realized these problems but never went back to fix them. Instead I pushed through. I will do better on my next attempt
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