Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Caricatures!

So this time - I've started to learn how to draw bodies and apply a little bit of tone. My anatomy still needs a lot of work but I think I've made a lot of progress! Things are always fun when you are new to something. ;)


















Sunday, November 18, 2012

Caricatures!!

So! Recently I've been learning how to do caricatures. I've always been more of a painter, so I wanted to work on my ability to use only lines. I'm actually kinda of taking this class - and the teacher is really great. Our homework was to draw 20 caricatures. I wanted to challenge myself a little further by drawing different races (I did white, black and asian), and different ages (from infants to elderly). This way it forces me to be even more accurate when portraying the likeness - and I understand what I need to exaggerate or play down.

So I started off with some eyes, noses and mouths.

White people caricatures!

Black people caricatures!

Asian people caricatures!
an afternoon's worth of work! fun stuff!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Flash, Raven and Titans Tower

Hey - so just an update on some of my character designs for a Teen Titans movie. It's for a fan made film. I've embedded the kickstarter video below.  Check it out! 




http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/teentitansproject/teen-titans-project-a-fan-film

Figure Drawing + Cartoon Porn/ Hentai (contains some explicit content... kinda)

Pornography. There is a fine line between artistic figure drawing and straight-up hardcore porn. In this post - I think I'm kind of crossing that line - or at least walking JUST on the edge. 

I haven't updated in a really long time - because I felt it would be embarrassing to be posting cartoon porn on my blog. But honestly - I've been making so much improvement - having so much fun - I can't help but show off my results with my loyal blog followers. 

Here are 28 pages - a mix between mastercopies, figure drawing at LCAD and Dr. Sketchy's. Here's what happened - I would be copying some stylized cartoon porn and I would like... wow! My drawings so awesome! My girls look really sexy! Then I go to actual figure drawing and I'm like.. crap! why are my girls so ugly... And then I would go back to the cartoon porn and analyze the proportions, the idealizations, the curves vs. straight, the squash, stretch, gesture and THRUST! And figure out how to give my figures a lot more life and character!

Here is the artist I was copying from - Jab Comix. You do have to pay to view his website - but there are lots of free samples. What's cool is that his site has an entire "SKETCHES" section. And if you are like me, you think sketches are WAY cooler than the final illustration. Also, I know that porn has a "social stigma" to it. However, you are NOT gonna get better examples of squash, stretch, insertion, facial expression, and thrust... by copying Loomis or Bridgeman. You know what I'm saying? 

Here is his deviant art if you don't feel like visiting a porn site.
http://jabcomix.deviantart.com/

Some cartoon porn studies...




First attempt at STYLIZED figure drawing. I redraw the poses at home to figure out what went wrong.
 Realistic vs Stylized


more cartoon porn studies...


Figure drawing at LCAD - adding a lot of sharp angels. It's cool. Going for a Bruce Timm feel.







 Figure drawing at Dr. Sketchy's - I really like these gestures. I felt like I really got the hang of it.

 This is based off a live pose which I stylized and added storytelling/ character elements. I was really proud of myself having been able to push it this far. This was definitely way beyond my usual comfort zone.


 Another really stylized pose. These two dogs posed with the model.
Going back and forth between realistic and stylized.
more cartoon porn copies. Analyzing some proportions.



some dave pimentel studies and black marker studies from photographs. gonna try some more marker stuff.