Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bullwinkle sketches

Here are some of my first attempts at copying bullwinkle.  I found drawing in this style very difficult and I think it is because this style appears flat, but actually all the forms are 3-dimensional.  The reason why people feel that these pictures are flat is because all the forms are simplified.  I can't explain it all in words so I wrote a couple of observations on the drawings to understand the complexity of this style.  Anywhere there is a NS label in the drawing that just stands for negative space.  I feel that the forms and negative spaces in these drawings are wacky and create really cool abstract shapes.

This drawing was really hard to draw and I'm going to make another attempt at it after I read John's blog about the construction of these characters.

In conclusion, I will like to thank Blambro from Far Rock for getting my drawings scanned.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

These first two images are done for this guy Wally who hired me to illustrate his gags for a single panel comic.   

Here are some hand exercises I copied from Preston Blair's animation book.  I did these to understand simple hand gestures and shapes.  


And of course da big toothed loud-mouth...

Anyways I'm going to try to upload some more doodles, exercises, artwork as soon as possible but for now...

I'm stressed with a ton of work.  Byeeeeeeeeee!!!