Sunday, December 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Then I drew Batgirl because.... well cause she's awesome.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Again sorry for the bad photo, but it being late night, didn't feel like firing up the old compu/scanner to get it done right. Soon though, and more color.
By the by, these were done with my fave new pencils, the Palomino's. They've reminded me why I used to like drawing in pencil again.
Friday, October 8, 2010
PS: sorry about the darkness, this is from a quick phone photo.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
So I kept fiddling with the eyes and the head, and making small modifications to this that and whatever, and when I started making the clothe covering for her head, something kept nagging at me. It took me a week to figure out what that was. What was bothering me and making me feel like something was wrong? Take a look at the picture above and tell me if you can figure it out.
Did you figure it out?
The head is half the size of the body! It is huge and would be really difficult to animate as a full puppet. So I decided she will be my close-up head to practice lip synch. AND I've started on another head, more proportional than the original. Her features are off a little, but I like that. I have a personality already, so now it's more like a sculptor figuring out what the physical being looks like to match that personality. I'm having fun again (is that a requirement? Yes if it's your personal project I think) and it feels like she is really being born. Growing.
I have her first scene decided already in my head, just have to time it out, see where my accents hit and finish her. She will be interacting with the spider from the previous animation, so you can count on a cameo of him.
Oh, and if you say that the 2 heads look completely different its because they are. The bigger head will NOT be the CU of the smaller puppet: more puppets, more people to play with, don't you think?
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
I just noticed how bad that photo was for the original post, dark and not really showing all the colors nor lines. Here is is the way it'd look in my sketchbook. I have a couple more stuff to show a little later this week, so keep your eye out for it!
Friday, January 22, 2010
The other day it was quiet in the studio and so I had time to do this really quick sketch. I've been in this "exotic look" kick recently and so I liked the movement of this quick hip shake. I was playing around with the copic brush markers (of which pink is my new addition) and I threw some watercolor and colored pencils on top of them. I think that she really worked out. I had told myself that I was gonna scan her in so that you can see the colors better than this quick pic on my phone, but I also knew that there was a good chance that by waiting, you may never have the chance to see her at all.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
So with all the changes from last year, one of them had been the Studio's move to a bigger space late last year and the beginning of this year. At one point I stood in the empty old space staring out to the hallway after the sun had gone down and waiting for the movers to grab the last couple of things left. We had left one last lamp without its cover to help illuminate the job.
I was left alone for a while with an image, simple but perfect in its own right. And I tried my best to commit it to memory since I didn't have a camera with me that could capture the subtlies of the light. And as I stood in that empty studio, looking at this perfect moment I was left realizing that I will always be an artist. I may not always see the world as potential images, moments to be captured, but I can see one when it is placed in front of me and then my mind goes wild. all the possibilities all the way that scene could have been used: as inspiration to a written story, a movie, a comic, a lone painting..... I spent almost as much time thinking reasons behind it (other than the real actual reason that had me standing there) that could have been used for it, with it.....
I digress, well not really. That was my point. A non-artist (and I am using artist loosely for all types, styles, forms of creative person) would have just been bored and played sudoku on their phone waiting for the night to end and let them go home.
In hopes that people actually read this blog, I give you a question: Can you tell me of your last perfect artistic moment that made you wish it wouldn't end because you knew the possibilities were endless?