Thursday, March 27, 2008

It's practice time!

After Ian's lecture on lines of action on tuesday, I got excited about learning a new way to draw characters and improving my drawing skills. Since that lecture I've been practising what Ian taught us and constantly trying to push myself to make it look better.

Now when I sat down to start drawing I went through the things that Ian taught us in my brain. 1stly, start off with a character. I chose my own called Dabby. 2nd, think of a story....Dabby getting angry at her parents. 3rdly, put down the pose you want wit the action line and the power center. And then comes the fun part of re-doing your pose till it looks great
Attempt 1
attempt 1

Attempt 2
attempt 2

Attempt 3
attempt 3

Attempt 4
attempt 4

Attempt 5
attempt 5

Finally I got the pose I wanted so I drew my character in, while thinking about the symbolism I can use to portray her anger and the type of person she is. This is what I got.

Then I remembered that colour could also be used as symbolism so i added some colour to it ^___^

And there you have it! My step by step process of how I got to my character ^___^

What are your thoughts Ian and of course...everyone else?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Here's some food for thought

While working on Janes colouring exercise yesterday my friends decided to point out that I'm very messy when I colour on the computer (which i already knew) and mentioned that i do too much computer drawings and should go back to doing hand drawn stuff on paper.

This sparked a thought in me (WHOAH!)
If i use my wacom to do my stuff on teh computer, should that still be considered hand drawn artwork?
I believe it should be. Even though it's going onto the computer, the actual drawing is being done by my hands. I still have to sit down and physically hold my pen and make my hands move in order to draw my artwork, the only difference is that it comes up on a computer screen instead of on a piece of paper. I personally have nothing against traditional artists or working on paper, in fact I enjoy doing full scale tonal drawings with my pencils. It's just that if I had the choice between digital and traditional, I'd choose digital because it just works for me.

What does my fellow animators think? Is a digital artwork that has been done with a wacom hand drawn or is it just plain digital?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Bounce my pretty...BOUNCE!!!

bouncing pole from Dana Ferris on Vimeo.

Yeah...think about it

I have too much free time

Or at least that's what people tell me, and by people i mean cassie, kate, jess and alex.
Aaaaannnnnndddd they're probli right but this is what happens when you don't have a job! And what happens when you have a lot of free time and you are presented with a challenge that is too good to resist? You get...THIS!!!

Captain Fairy Planet!

It's my Captain Planet Fairy!! The challenge was to draw a character from another show in the fairly odd parents style. Well i did one and that turned out all good and stuff but then cassie came up with the idea to do captain planet!!! Couldn't resist, I really couldn't.

I enjoy doing different styles WAAAYYYY too much

Thursday, March 6, 2008