Wednesday, August 6, 2008

MORE! —

Can't stop drawing these!




More Stick Figures —

These are fun.



Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Figure Drawing For All It's Worth —

A few months ago, I won an e-bay auction for a copy of Andrew Loomis's Figure Drawing For All It's Worth. When the book arrived, though, it was so musty I could barely stand to have it in my apartment. It sat for about a month in a black garbage bag filled with kitty litter. Eventually the stench of it was bearable enough for me to pick up, but I didn't feel I had the time to devote to studying the book until recently. Loomis really was an excellent draughtsman, and the instruction he gives is priceless. 

Loomis stresses the value of construction. Here are the first of as many of Loomis's simple stick figures as it takes for me to feel I have a good enough grasp of proportion and balance to move onto Loomis's more complex stick figures. Not a lot of fun to look at, but good practice. 



Monday, August 4, 2008

Watercolor is hard —

That's it, really. A few months back, I picked up some supplies and a book and thought I'd give it a go. Not bad results for a first go. Hopefully I'll be able to make time to do one of these every month or so.


Doodles —

Here's some doodling I did with my 3-year-old son last night. It's scary how I can draw all these Pixar characters pretty much from memory now.


I'm BAAAACK —

Huh. Like 5 months, no post. Crap. That wasn't the plan. Ah well, I was busy and no one reads this blog anyway. Who cares. Here's some sketches I did a few months back. The first is of Viggo. I was reading The Road and couldn't believe how perfectly they had cast the father.




This next is just a silly drawing of Power Girl, who is apparently some kind of female Super-man analog, but all I really know about her is that she's got these ridiculously huge tits that fanboys go ape over. Anyway, I thought it would be funny if I drew her in a classic Superman pose, ripping open her shirt to save the day, except instead of the big yellow and red 'S' under there, it's just a huge pile of tits. Funny idea, but the pose sucks and I can't draw shirts.




This last drawing is of my son, who is way cuter than this skecth would lead you to believe. What I learned -- don't draw kids' teeth like that. Also, don't fuck up the eyes like that. Pretty happy with the hands, though.