Friday, June 25, 2010

Intensity Club #12

Today's topic: Enlightenment.
I'm moderately happy, though the lighting's not really working. Got a few votes though, so that's nice!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chiustream #51

Chiustream is like the Intensity Club, so 1 hour to do a drawing. Today's topic was Ultimate Fighting Creature... and looking at my effort, I don't know what brief I was following! This is what happens when you put me under pressure... I think I lock myself into a drawing too quickly without really thinking whether or not it suits the topic, so that's something I can try to keep in mind for Intensity Club on Saturday. I'm on the cusp of being rather annoyed/irritated with myself about it, but to be honest, I don't think that'd help me in any way. If the end result I'm after is "adherence to the topic", I'd rather just keep it at the forefront of my mind than get shitty about it. I'm shitty enough during the day without lumping this on top of it. Plus I got my fat arse out of bed and did a drawing. That's not bad.
My thumbnail sketches are still sitting at the top of the image. I was trying to get a good pose before starting on the final choice. I also tried to get in some varying colours in the creature. The blend isn't successful, but I've gotta dive in and try it otherwise all my work's gonna look flat.
Maybe I should write myself a check-sheet and pin it to my Cintiq for when I do these drawings. Can't hurt!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Life-drawing 20th June 2010

Mmm, today wasn't as successful as I would've liked. I could blame a few factors: the light levels in the studio were low so I was actually having trouble seeing my page (not to the extent that I couldn't see the lines but I would've liked better lighting), that the model was 15 minutes late so the class organiser got her kit off instead (that in itself didn't disturb me so I can't really attribute my difficulties to that), and I had forgotten my usual drawing materials. I think maybe I was just having a bad drawing day. I had intended to try a white chinagraph on black paper to try something different. I think the reversal of shadows as the light areas threw me somewhat.
Class is suspended for two weeks, so it'll be the zoo next week. Hope the weather won't be as ratty as it was today.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Intensity Club #10

Today's topic was Giant Daydreamer. I did a few thumbnails but they were all looking like cavemen so I figured I'd try a giant of a different species. My intention was to keep the colours flat, and consequently my idea of lighting went out the window! Plus it doesn't really register this animal is a giant... I needed some scaling elements, like a shipwreck or a scuba diver. More elements to the daydream bubble would've been better, such as the flying octopus going over buildings.
Next time, Gadget.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Intensity Club #6

Topic: Man vs Nature.
As usual, what was in my head was not realised on the page, but it's all practice.