Sunday, April 26, 2009
Here's the first animation test I took to get the job animating on "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" (2006)
Some of my Ren & Stimpy Layouts after being inked & painted (2003)
I found these on some random website awhile back and well, here they are. It's too bad there wasn't anything from the episode "Fire Dogs II", I did layouts for that one also. I do have allot of Layout Drawings of these episodes that I'll post soon. I just decided that since I have these final stills already on my computer, that I might as well post them.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
A couple of quick sketches I drew with a ball-point Bic pen from the book The Illusion of Life (2009)
These are quick sketches I did with a ball-point Bic pen a few months back. With all the Flash Animation I've been doing lately, I haven't been drawing much at all, as you can see. It was nice to get back to the basics. I'm a bit rusty on some of these drawings.
I started drawing with just a pen (leaving no room for fixing errors) when I was working at Cartoon Network on the cartoon "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends." Between scenes I'd take out my "Chuck Amuck" book and do a quick pen sketch. Some came out alright, some didn't. I feel it's a good exercise for us animators, it definitely can make one more loose because you may think (like I did) "Well, I'm probably gonna' mess up, might as well do it quickly..." Then you find that there may be some drawings that didn't come out as bad as you may have thought; considering the circumstances. "I'm a victim of circumstance!" And you will feel more confident in your lines after doing it for awhile.
I believe I still have many of those Chuck Jones studies from 2006 and I'll see about posting them soon.
Study of Rembrandt's Self Portrait (2000)
I guess you can say this is me studying Rembrandt, studying himself.
When I look at it now, I think the study would look better if the lines on the hat dissappeared in the center at different areas--showing contrast. Live and learn.
Study of Michelangelo's Ideal Head and Leonardo da Vinci's Head of a Warrior (1999)
Well, I finally took the time to figure some of this blogger stuff out. Here are two studies I did back in 1999. The Leonardo da Vinci study is my favorite, but I no longer have it. I originally drew it in red pencil. One of the reasons it's my favorite is because I took the liberty to get creative with the designs inside the warrior's helmet. Even though I no longer have the original, I'm happy that I at least have this faded copy (that I had to increase the contrast using Photoshop).
You can see it allot better if you click on it for an enlarged version.