Thursday, September 30, 2010

Front vs. Back

I can't wait for Figure invention class to start on Monday!!! Also, I'll be giving a talk at Art Center in Pasadena tonight from 7:30-8:30, so if you are a student there, come say hello.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

cool classes

I try to take a few classes every term. This term I'll be taking Landscape painting and Vis Com at CDA. I just got done taking Danny Galieote and Leighton Hickman. Both classes were awesome!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Drawing thought process

Someone asked if I draw the construction every time I sit down to draw. Below you can see how I draw something and what I think about. I think more about the shape design and rhythm and then only use the construction if I get stuck. If you go straight to construction, it can make your drawing stiff. I go straight from this rough to the ink.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Body language

As a board artist, you want to be able to communicate what the character is feeling. A lot of times it's the opposite of what he is saying. you can use body language to show this. For example watch the way people point their feet. If you walk up to two people and they point their feet towards you, they want you to join their group. If not, they want you to leave. A person will usually point their foot off in the direction they want to go in as well. Watch people talking. If one person is late for a meeting, he will point his foot off in that direction. Here is a good book on the subject: "What Every Body is saying." by Joe Navarro

Friday, September 3, 2010

Acting for storyboarding

People can't hide their true emotions when they say one thing but feel another. Sometimes a little micro expression will come out as to how they truly feel. you can play with the subtlety in the corners of the mouth and the eyebrows.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hair shell gap

I like to leave a little gap between the hair and the construction of the skull. Again, you can break any rule, and some designs are purposely designed with the hair painted on flat to the head, but most of the time there is this little gap.