Sunday, February 25, 2007

Posing Assignment

Reads from right to left.

This is the most recent character design project,When my teacher Enzo saw these, he said he was inspired and wanted to draw. the best thing I heard all week!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Copy isn't a four letter word!

Every once in a twice I break away from school work to do some hardcore cartoon copying.
There's no shame in that, vice versa, if you learn from established greatness, you don't need to re-invent the wheel, We have yet to see it invented better than by the first generation of Hollywood cartoonists.

Following the lines of the ol’ masters helps me to look at my construction skills, see what needs work and what’s already working. Trying to emulate my heroes and choosing my favorite drawings also helps me keep my integrity, in case it has been sitting on the bench following instructions for too long.

It's hard to explain the appeal of Coal Black, simply because there's so much of it!
Leave alone it's politically incorrectnesses, it's one of the most explosive and lively short
subjects ever made, I love Snow White, but the immense range of emotion and expression Clampett cramps into a seven minute short was never topped by Disney storytelling, even with complete features.

Mitch Kennedy and I keep talking about the what-if of animation history, can you imagine what would happen if the Clampett unit was handed to Rod Scribner instead of Bob McKimson? and if Fleischer had outlasted Disney?

Over the break from school I would copy one cartoon and one anatomy image every day, here's an unfinished page.

Braden of the Apes

An amazing action ape who idolizes Korgoth of Barbaria.

When Braden isn't drawing, he growls to remind us of his might,
This was captured in a sketch

And a picture of a sketch

Plus a drawing of a caricature of a picture of a sketch

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Yay, Reading night!

Sarah's reading nights are fun, we gather around, read amusing texts, act them out and sing ye olde folk songs (mostly improvised). As you may have guessed I draw caricatures even while I'm on break from drawing, here are 3 of the popular participants.
When Guillaume saw his caricatured self, he gleefully uttered "I'm cooool" with his heavy French accent. how right he is.