Monday, September 26, 2005
Hey everybody! Finally got around to scanning some stuff tonight. For our life drawing class, we have to prepare a portfolio full of skeletal studies of the pelvis, ribcage, skull, vertebrae, etc. My group got to take home the pelvis for this week, so that means 4 or 5 of us get together and sit around a big plastic pelvis and draw it from every angle imaginable. Sounds fun right? WRONG! The idea is the more we know the skeletal system, and once we can draw these forms accurately, and quickly, then our real life drawings from the model (and furthermore, our cartoons) will be all the more easy to do, because the "roadmap" of the skeleton is already etched in your brain. Hope so! I recently found out that after Christmas they give us an art test where we must be able to draw the entire human skeleton FROM MEMORY. From a front, side, and rear views!! Just thinking about that makes my head hurt...
Oh! And here's an art tip from me to you: The human pelvis when drawn from a top-down perspective looks surprisingly like the Batman signal!
Thursday, September 08, 2005
One of our first assignments was in my animation principals class. The teacher wants us each to sort of storyboard why we got into animation, to kinda get some background info on us. Its not even graded, just for fun but I thought I'd post it in case anybody hasn't heard my tale yet. 100% true!
Well, here I am in Canada! The school is amazing. So many talented artists here! All the professors here are people I can google search or pull up on IMDB.com and see their resume/industry history. I had Life Drawing class today. I'd be posting one of my figures from that but they all sucked! I did roughly 40-50 sketches and it just wasnt my day. I've been out of practice and it shows! Starting next week however, the school offers free extra life drawing class every single night. I'd be stupid not to go, so hopefully with practice I'll get back in the swing of things. In the meantime, I drew some of my classmates durring a notetaking session, here are the whimsical results!