Saturday, February 19, 2011

Journaling gets some love at the Oscars

Another recent attempt at people. I like this one better. I am working from photos for these. Sometimes they are from my own photo and sometimes it's from one I found on the web. The main thing I'm looking for is a pose that I'd like to try.

I saw this video on Danny Gregory's's the sketchbook of a traveler to Madagascar...come to life. It's amazing and is nominated for an Oscar in the category of "Best Animated Short Film." Directed by Bastien Dubois. It's worth the time to view it!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Alone Time

I've friends who say they never like to be alone. I love being with my friends, but I'm one of those who needs that alone time. Good thing too, because not many people would want to hang around while I draw. It's mostly a pleasant pastime, but it takes a while and it occasionally involves cursing.

I'm still trying to draw people. Some days it seems to click and some it doesn't. I just keep plugging along and figure one of these days, I will have drawn enough people that it will come easier. Practice really does pay off! Some of the things I'm realizing:
  • that I tend to leave the back of peoples heads not deep enough to house a brain
  • and that feet and hands are almost always bigger than you think. 
I may still work on this page some more, but that will have to wait for another day. I'm off to go outside and enjoy this weather!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A little belated drawing action for Valentine's Day!

I've been trying draw more people and here's one from a page of my art journal. I avoid drawing people, but this year, I'm trying to do some of the things that scare me. I'm starting to have a little more success making the humans look....well, human. :D  Maybe one of these days, I'll actually attempt to draw people in poses where their faces show too!

I love it when I come across videos and such with some drawing action. This one has some wonderful artwork/animation. And it has a sweet song too!

Thursday, February 10, 2011