Sunday, May 30, 2010

Egyptian Girl and Naked Man

These were done several weeks apart. The naked man came first, and I feel I improved by the time I was drawing the Egyptian girl. I'm not sure if I should draw a comparison, though, because the top drawings look like they were maybe 2-minute sketches whereas the Egyptian girl drawings were probably done in 5.

The girl drawings have much more exaggeration, which is why I like them. My teacher for that class, Joel Fajnor, really stressed exaggeration and I think some of it stuck.

These are probably the last life drawings I'll post for a while. For my next blog post I'd like to do something a little different.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Viking Lady

I must admit that I have an easier time drawing heavy-set more than skinny models. When I draw a model with weight I have an easier time picking out major forms and shapes.

Her belt neatly divided her body into two parts that were easy to draw.

Later on we did some long poses and those weren't nearly as good. I had an easier time taking a gestural approach to this figure.

The long robe and cape were fun and created interesting design elements that I could exaggerate. Like I said before, I find costumed models far more fun to draw than nudes.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More Life Drawings

All of the life drawings here were of the same gentleman, whose name was John. He dressed as both the dapper industrialist and also the pirate, and later on he dressed as a cowboy but I missed that session.

Not much to say about these, really. Some of them are going into my storyboard revisionist portfolio. I have a few more of these to post, then I'll try to put up something more interesting.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ballerina Sketches

I've got a bunch of life sketches that I'll be unrolling over the next few days. Why dump them all at once?

Personally, I prefer costumed models over nude. Nude models tend to give the same sorts of poses over and over, but costumed models will roleplay their poses.

Place that head right damnit! I should fix that above drawing, but I have so much other, more important drawing to do right now.

That's it for now! I have much better life drawings coming, and I'm going to another session this sunday.

I haven't done a journal post for a while, so I'll just mention really quickly what I've been up to.

My internship at Nickelodeon just wrapped up last Friday, but not everything finished then. Today I came back to the studio for an intern lunch with Butch Hartman, and this Friday I'll be attending a class on how to pitch a show to Nickelodeon. Nick is special in that anyone within the studio is capable of pitching a show, but that doesn't mean that all of the pitches will be picked up. About 2 or 3 pitches are accepted per year to be made into pilots, and they are usually done by folks who have enough connections and experience to be able to put a show together.

Since leaving Nick, I've been wrapping up some projects that have been put on hold for the past few weeks. I am working on a small book illustration project for a friend from when I was in high school, I'm still revising a script for a different friend, and my girlfriend and I have been collaborating on a comic. The comic is still in early stages and it has yet to be seen just how far it will go, but I'm optimistic that this will be a good project to grow on.

I still need to put my storyboard revisionist portfolio together, and once that's done I'll try my luck at a couple different Nick shows. If I don't catch some of the jobs open right now, there will be another chance in fall when some more pilots are picked up for their first seasons. During the internship I got along well with one of the creators, Doug Lawrence, and from what I've seen his pilot is just the kind of project I'd want to work on: silly, cartoony, and hand-drawn.

I'm signed on to a lease here in CA until January, so I'll be trying my damndest to survive until then. If nothing's happened by January, then I'll consider looking for employment in other states, probably closer to friends and family. It gets so lonely out here sometimes!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Even More Gifts

Drawing for Mark Taylor, GM of Nickelodeon. He was kind enough to give a chat to all us interns, and even saw me in person a couple times. Mark's a good boss for everyone in the studio.

Andy Goodman's been a good guy to work with. He's a Production Assistant on Spongebob, and so I worked very closely with him throughout the semester.

Clint Bond has been very gracious to lend me his time and teach me the finer points of storyboard drawing. Actually, I still need to give him this drawing, so I'll go do that now!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More Gift Drawings!

Armay Roque was my co-intern on Spongebob, and along with Christian Snyder we were a formidable interning trio. Ashley and Josilin are the lovely ladies who put together the intern program, and so I am greatly indebted to the both of them. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fashion Lady

I was going to clean this photo up more, but I liked the way the drawing was looking at this stage:

This is a gift to Joel Fajnor, who taught a life drawing class for us Nickterns the past semester. Joel has a background in fashion, and that knowledge really came through in the way he taught. Only two teachers ever pushed on me the non-usage of erasers, and they were both trained in the fashion business.

Thanks, Joel!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Poo Slip

I decided that I'll just use youtube for the time being. Blogger's video sharing is far too annoying for me.


Friday, May 7, 2010

The Gams

I gave this away as a parting gift to my fellow Nicktern on Spongebob, Christian Snyder. We had a really good semester together with never a sour moment. He wrote and drew a book, called I Can Get Ready For School.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Do You Like To Be Frightened?

This is a life drawing I was working on for my portfolio, and I made this cool image from it by playing with curves. The drawing that was behind this drawing in the paper pad suddenly showed through; it wasn't visible before! That makes it a ghost drawing.

The Meat

Trying to draw a different body type and emotional effect with each sketch. The last one was kind of retarded/mischievous. This guy is more dumb/cruel/cocky.