Monday, May 10, 2010

fuck Livfe

Looking through some old stuff, I found a notebook with writings from when I was somewhere between 11-13 years old (I think). I and three classmates had decided we wanted to start a band (even though neither of us could sing NOR play. Anything). Anyway, I wrote the track list and started on a few lyrics, as I was the obvious word-smith of the band.

As you can probably tell:

"We walke too the school. Evry day. We do stuff thet we do not want too. the school is over and we walke home and the bag is heavy"

This is actually quite profound. And a bit reminiscent of Linkin Park, if I may say so myself.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Figure studies - Brianne Drouhard

More figure studies today, this time using drawings from a certain potato farm girl as guides.

I effin' LOVE Brianne Drouhard style and colour and everything about everything she draws ever. She draws the pretties girls. Hell, just look through her blog and be amazed at how well she colours with... markers?! Or something. Regardless, it's amazing. I can't colour anything close to that good even when using a computer.

Anyways. I traced the shit out of her shit. 

She's insanely good at anatomy, especially the stylized kind, and that's exactly what I want to learn. So I think I got more out of this than tracing Silver, cause Drouhard's way of drawing is more what I'm used too. With that said, I guess I really need to learn more from Silver too.

Everything in red is simple tracing, the blue parts are parts where I had to "make up" the lines myself, cause they where mostly covered in clothes/dresses and such (hence why almost all the pelvis-parts are blue. She needs to draw more naked things *cough*)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Figure studies - Stephen Silver

In order to get better at drawing, I need to acknowledge what I need to work on, and actually work on that. And I think the best way to learn is to study what others have done; pick apart their artwork and understand how and why it works. So I'm gonna start doing that, by doing something as awful as just blatantly trace artwork from people I admire.

So this I'm gonna be making several posts like this, hopefully, with tracings of others art. First out is the animation guru Stephen Silver:

I'm sure you can find the image I traced from if you google his name. Stephen art is AMAZINGLY dynamic and... unstatic (I'm the master of tautology, thank you). And it's very expressive, you can almost tell what type of character it is just by looking at their shape. Even their silhouettes are expressive.

When dissecting his art, it's easy to tell it's built up by a few really simple shapes. When I was done, I tried sketching two drawings of my own (in blue) with the same process so to speak. It doesn't look as good, but I'm gonna keep practicing.