Sunday, May 25, 2008

Zoo as Reference

Here are some sketches that I made during my zoo visits. I've been lucky enough to going twice a week since the beginning of the year, a couple of hours each visit, but I can now start to see the benefit of those visits in my work.

These compositions were made using what I saw as reference material. I've been trying my best to use what I see as inspiration for design; it isn't always easy, specially when it comes to animals. If there isn't a physiological, and behavioral understanding of the subject things tend to fall apart. I find looking at animals not only relaxing but also fascinating each species has a specific behavior and every individual of that species has a specific attitude, it can be a bit chubbier, more aggressive, and with a scar. All that makes them unique just like each one of the people that we know. If one slows down and looks one will be amazed to discover what is right in front of our noses.

I'll be posting some more of my zoo sketches as in the near future.

Monday, May 19, 2008

A Quickie

A quick sketch from this morning on the tram. Vegetation is something that I'm still working on...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Timmy and Terrance

During breakfast this weekend my girlfriend came up with a short story so today I did some sketches of the characters. Gouache is not my favorite medium but I wanted to try it out since many of the artist that I admire use it as one of their primary medium.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Got to Have Some Fun

Today I got to have some fun. Here are some of the doodles of the day. It was really freeing to be have the time to let thing flow out. Recently I've been doing work that is really detail oriented and rigid. This was such a treat!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Drawing Quadrupeds

I don't usually do, this but the moment I saw this material I had to make this post, and pass it on.  I've been looking for this kind of material for ages. So, if any of you are interested in drawing quadrupeds, you got to take a look at this material that Maichael Sporn posted on his blog. It's some great info that was put together for Disney animators during the production of Bambi. Trust me it's worth a look. 

Friday, May 02, 2008

Character Sketch

I finally had some time to do some playing around.