Friday, December 21, 2012

teapot because of reasons

4 hours in acrylic

After some sketching at Christmas in the Park today I decided to start a still life. Probably going to tweak it later on. Trying to be looser with painting stuff because I have a tendency to render mindlessly and I tighten up and get tired, so uh, this is my attempt at being painterly I guess. This also took more time than I wanted it to but regardless I still learned a lot since I barely paint glass objects on their own.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

this is probably just going to be a figure drawing blog isn't it

I've been having a honkin' good time with charcoal recently! First two are 1 minutes and the last two are 2 minutes and hopefully a few 10 minutes/20 minutes on here soon. I recently took on a habit of filling up the whole page with half-body poses after discovering charcoal though, so I'm trying to break that habit tomorrow in class...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

summer naked people sessions

Today's figure drawing sesh got better towards the end. Here's some 2 minute poses.

10 minute pose using a cool graphite stick thingy. There's some proportion issues here but playing with the graphite was fun, and I liked the line quality it gave me. I worked a lot more with tone this time around too. Cal state coolin' dat is important. On another note I thought this model was enjoyable. He did a lot of challenging poses with that big belly of his.

As of late I'm working on analyzing what I see more thoroughly. I've noticed in the beginning of this session I tightened up a LOT, forgetting to take a breather and slow down. Towards the end I loosened up quite a lot and felt less constipated. Art constipation. he. hehe. aaaanyway Maybe that's just how warm-ups work? hm. I'm hoping to put up a good 20 minute pose on here soon.

Here's a few that were done a few weeks before:

10 minute pose

5 minute poses. Rhythm is probably my most favorite part about figure drawing, but around this time was where I started realizing that I was relying too much on style. What do? Go back and study the figure.

These were done ago on my own time, around the same time as the ones above. Watercolor and Pitt pastel.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

hey look not naked people holy cow

Some studies of rocks in my parents' house's yard. Pardon if some areas look weird. The paper puckered really bad and my scanner ain't havin' nonnadat. These are about an hour each and in watercolor.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

i drew jesus's face

For some reason I was compelled to draw Jesus's face tonight, so I did several variations of it with him looking up along with some lighting experiments. The two on the far left look pretty derp but the process got better as I moved on. Now that I'm looking at it though it just looks like a bunch of long haired dudes. Still, I'm not even religious and I'm not sure why I had the urge to draw a Jesus face. straaaaaange

also this is my favorite pen

Saturday, June 9, 2012

figgys from boot kampf

Favorite one from the week

dude with a stick

quick one, probably 3-5 minutes

Proportion is a little warped here but I like the gesture...

Saturday, June 2, 2012


and more butts
and other naked body parts

I forgot the time limits on these



Friday, February 24, 2012

oh okay

Portfolio day is tomorrow wawaweewa, technically today hmm

These last two were just for funsies. Bowchickawowow

Saturday, February 18, 2012

ANI 112a Sketchbook

OKAY. So about time I made one of these huh? I don't have much to post at the moment so I'll just kick this thing off with some pages from my ANI 112a sketchbook. These pages were done in watercolor and ball point pen.

Some hand studies.

Random observationals with scribblies of Maya animation notes. Never got to finish up that mouse :(

Shadow shape studies of random models on the internets inspired by Barron Storey stuff.