Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Flustering anatomical study

I sometimes find it helpful to draw anatomical studies of my own characters: how they would look if they had a real skeleton. I only do these for humanoid characters that aren't overly stylized.


On a blog dedicated to drawing, it makes sense to want to show drawing ability. But I don't have a fully clear conscience about this. Even though it's my own fictional character, I have mixed feeling about this rate of exposure (x-ray-ted). Here's how she would react if she saw this:


Some of the reaction shot process:


Rough drawn rather fast with the side of the pencil


Committing to interesting shapes, I think cartoons are most interesting to look at when there is asymmetry and slight 'cheating' of perspective. Funny shapes first.

7 comments:

Pedro Vargas said...

Really nice, Amir! Great anatomy studies on your character. Love that she has her feet crossed from embarrassment on the second one. I can really feel what she feels. Nice work, man!

Mitchel P. Kennedy said...

Great bones!!

Amir Avni said...

Thanks guys!

Pedro- It really means a lot to me that you can "feel what she feels", I think that's the goal of acting (and I'm a big advocate that it can be done with funny drawings).

David de Rooij said...

Amazing!

Amir Avni said...

Thanks, David!

Scott Diggs Underwood said...

I like that she's using floppy discs.

Amir Avni said...

Thanks Scott! Thought I'd throw in some nostalgia