Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Classmates 2

Model didn't show up for class so I got another crack at drawing my classmates. I tried to pay more attention to constructing the mouth pillar this time.

6 min

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I took a one day class where I got to draw two guys in wacky gladiator costumes battling each other. The poses were ten minutes.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


This was my project over Thanksgiving for an interior designer. I was given a photograph and asked to expand the sides and create a 4 ft X 3 ft painting on canvas. It was fun. It was pretty much just copying the picture but trying to figure out how to deal with the abstract patterns created by the blurred trees in the background and creating extra content for the sides was a challenge. I tried to keep myself thinking of the large forms and keep from reverting to my old habits of copying every detail exactly without really understanding what's going on. I wish I had made it a little darker on top.

The original -

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008


In class on Monday we sat in groups and drew each other. I think these show some progress since the last time we did this exercise but I can't find my old drawing pad to know for sure. I guess that part of the reason I'm keeping this blog =P This is the best one out of 5. I am consistently losing the structure when I get to the jaw and mouth pillar.

10 mins

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fashion Heads

Head proportion practice. The idea was to keep it simple but to put in enough information to be able to tell if something's really wrong. I tried to do them as quickly as possible because it's my initial reaction that I'm trying to improve. When I did linger to fix problems I tried to apply the knowledge gained to the next one. I noticed that I regularly put the jaw too low and I hope now that I'm aware of the problem I can try and change my habit. They're drawn from Illustration for Fashion Designers by Kathryn Hagen but not copied.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Feet and hands

Feet and hands from class

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fashion Illustration

I got Illustration for Fashion Designers by Kathryn Hagen from the library to help me with standing poses and costumes at work. I struggle a lot with legs and feet so I started there. The fashion proportions are a little too extreme for my tastes so I made mine less exaggerated. These are from the book

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lesson 3 pt 1

Lesson 3 Here's where I get to see where I'm wrong.

I listened to the Animation Podcast's interview with James Baxter today and he told a story about working on Roger Rabbit that was fitting to this lesson. It's amazing to think about how accurate animators have to be.

"she was really good but very very demanding, like really demanding, in terms of accuracy. She would like get out her little ruler and measure things. even on like far apart drawings she would like measure the buttons on the weasels coat and say this one's three millimeters and this ones four and lets see what your one is" - James Baxter

It's been a good exercise to really look at the proportions and measure them in this way. It makes me more aware of the way I'm looking at things.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Figure Drawings

5-8 mins I think. I should start writing it down.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Ecorche' (ekorshay) Fr. Anatomical figure of an animal or human with the skin removed to show the location and interplay of the muscles

I just finished taking Rey Bustos' Ecorche class at LAAFA and this is my finished model. The model is
1/4 scale made from clay with a wire armature.

It was a ton of work and I'm really proud of it. The fleshy hand's a little big. I'm hoping I'll get inspired at some point and fix it.