Friday, May 20, 2016

Latest sketches

Had a pretty good week with a chance to do a little more drawing. This is what I came up with drawing in class and also a session with a very talented friend. There's more but I'm not able to show the rest since it's my friend's project and he is keeping it close to the vest.

Thanks for checking in and I hope everything is going great in your life.



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Spyro turn

Hello there! It's been a while since I've posted something. Another of these busy phases that keeps me from creating personal art. In any case I had an opportunity for a class demo last night so I chose to revive Spyro as the subject matter. I drew a 3 pose rotation in Photoshop for CG modeling. I did it very fast which is not necessarily how I like to work but time was a factor. In fact I did it so fast I had a window to pull some color into the demo. The students enjoyed it plus they learned from.

For those of you who are character designers or studying character design, a CG rotation is used as reference for digital modeling purposes. In the profile view it's okay to show where the arm is connected to the body instead of actually drawing the arm. Same thing in the back view where the tail connection to the torso is shown and not the tail protruding towards the viewer.

Friday, April 08, 2016

This week's art

Hello there! This is what I came up with earlier in the week as demonstrations in class. The girl is from Character Design 2 and the head rotation and concept sketches are from Character Design 1. 

Also I've been successfully beta testing online classes in Character Design through my school utilizing Skype. If you're serious about improving your skills and you'd like to take class let me know. 

Blue pencil and ball point pen ...



Concept sketch and 5 pose head rotation ...


Friday, April 01, 2016

Sketch from class

In Character Design 2 this week where we draw more complex human proportion based characters some of my students were having a tough time with a simple concept. That is moving from a general structure of your design to a character with attitude and interest. So I did something to help get the idea across. Later I went over the blue line sketch with a ball point pen.


Friday, March 25, 2016

Girl head doodles

A few sketches created while drawing with students in class this week.





With some Photoshop...

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Last of the Marker Board notes

Some recent marker board notes to share. If you can make out what I'm getting across help yourself to a lesson. I'll be taking my program online and teaching from there soon.


Friday, March 18, 2016

One tough dude

Had fun drawing in class last night with my Visual Development students. Here's what I came up with.