Friday, November 30, 2012

Reference Study #07

Here's another relatively quick one I did. Based on the photo Dusk Till Dawn by Sarah Louise Johnson. It's been really fun doing these quick DPs, and not to mention helps improve general work speed. It also helps you not to get too caught up in trying to get some of those details just so, I've found. Blah, blah, blah...it's just fun. :)
 
Another Speed Portrait.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Reference Study #06

So this is a quicky I did last night. It took me a couple hours tops (a lot faster than I've taken in the past). This was based on an image of a woman named Lauren Calaway, which can be found HERE.
Earlier in the day I had found myself drawing for a couple of ladies, and so later in the evening, once I was home, I had the urge to draw some more...that is how it came to be.

Speed Portrait.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hugh

I've been getting back into animation lately (in the sense of personal projects) and so I decided to do a little something with a character that I developed awhile back [but never got past concept designs]. I wanted to break back into 2D animation, so I came up with a simple idea that would just revolve around the one character.
 

A screenshot from the animation showing the character Hugh standing next to a lever.
 
It was just ment to be a fun little animation exercise, really, to get me back into the swing of things, which I found to be successful in doing so. The character Hugh was the central character to a serial concept that I had developed awhile back [and am still sitting on, till I can figure out the best approach that I should take with it - either develop it as a 2D animation or as a 3D animation]. I've been reading a book by Joe Murray (creator of such successful cartoons as Rocko's Modern Life and Camp Lazlo) entitled Creating Animated Cartoons with Character, which has been a really interesting and insightful read which is giving me great ideas/direction for future and current projects that I work on so as to be able to take things to a new level and get my content out there. Anyway, we'll see what happens. It all takes time, and effort.
 
Hugh