Monday, June 21, 2010

Background Study 1

This background study took awhile to get up to this point - a very complicated, tedious and enduring process but it's all worth it and enjoyable! I had fun going at it and I hope to do other backgrounds once I get done with this one! The study isn't finished yet - still got a bit to go but it's turning out pleasantly, I rather like it. This was copied from one of the "Looney Tunes" backgrounds, by the way.

What do you think?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Practice Study 4 - Post & Fitzgerald

Forcing myself to study the perspective and the landscapes, drawing efficient backgrounds and whatnot. This was quite a study as I really enjoyed challenging myself for a bit, playing pinpoint and connect the 'dots'. There was quite a bit on here that could've been better like the fence, the pattern of the bricks, leaves of the trees (somewhat) but overall, the basics are pretty down, I think.

Picture Study 3 - Post & Fitzgerald

Been studying and copying from one artist for too long, it's time to shift directions for a bit - mixing it up. So, I decided to study from the cartoonists, Howie Post and Owen Fitzgerald, and get how they draw anatomy, especially since they draw children very well and with skill. Didn't draw the entire figure, but got the feel of the face.

So what do you think? :o

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wacko Mole!

This is a mole character that I invented; I'm not too sure on the naming but it'll have to do for now, haha. At least, the name's catchy... right?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Picture Study 2 - Harvey Eisenberg

Picture Study #2, still copying from the old time cartoonist Harvey Eisenberg. Okay, this copy of mine turned out a lot better than the initial copy from earlier today. However, it still has issues but not as drastic as the first copy, I'm glad to say.

- the extended arm should be down a bit
- right foot should be elevated a bit
- tail shouldn't be as extended that far out
- that last pinkie finger should be bigger
- head should be -slightly- cocked back
- the bird is off (I couldn't figure out how to find clues to place the bird)

Otherwise, these issues aren't as significant as the first copy where the character's position was way off. Adding the horizon line in the initial phase did help quite a bit and it's a tool that I can definitely pocket!

'Til next time!

Picture Study 1 - Harvey Eisenberg

Throughout the summer, I'm going to perform studies on as many illustrations as I can, seeing what I can extract from this experience. First picture of "Picture Study 1" is a panel from a comic book illustrated by cartoonist Harvey Eisenberg. Okay, let's get right into critiquing...

- the body needs to be shifted more to the right
- the cage needs to come out more
- feet and hands are too small
- jowls needs to be rounded more
- the horizon line needs to be elevated upwards on the right
- eyes should be more narrow/heightened to enforce expression some more

...and all of this resulted from not applying horizon line FIRST before I draw the entire thing, ha! I should've pinpointed my horizon line in the initial phase before everything else. I think I learned (or now remembering) this specific rule from this very first exercise already! Making some progress, I say!

Alright, onto the next picture...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Heisenberg" a.k.a. Walter White

In case if you don't watch "Breaking Bad", this is lead character "Heisenberg" as known as Walter White. Just watched its season finale yesterday, so I thought I'd draw him. Needed practice with caricature anyways.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sit Down, You Stoopid Dog!

Took a bit of a while to create but here it is. Sketched it out before digitally rendered this in Photoshop, inking and all the good stuff. I believe that it turned out ok! Oh and to blow up this picture into a bigger size, just click on this image alone.