At the end of last year I went to my first life drawing class in nearly 6 years. Here is some of the pics from the class, all of the poses are mostly 30 seconds to 2 minutes long. As you can see they are mostly gesture, blind or wrong hand! Hopefully we will be setting up some more classes as soon as production finishes. Man am I rusty! More to follow, as I got to get back to these edits!
So the scanner is still broken! This is a problem right? NOPE! In fact, I think it is a whole lot easier and quicker to take pics from my iPhone. So as I sit here at my desk watching edits and waiting on renders, I grab some random pages from either a sketchbook or from the piles of paper stacked on the floor and click! click! away…. I set this blog up to post a massive backlog of unfinished scribbles and sketches, I promised myself I wasn’t going to care to much about how finished each piece of art was. So please excuse how random they are.
Here is some more random sketchbook pages. Unfortunately my scanner has gone down so I had to use my iphone! As I get through most of these random sketches I hope to pick a subject and get some more structure to my personal work. Although saying that, I do have to deal with the structure of production in work all day so it is nice to let my brain run wild. Onwards!
I started to do these little doodles over a tea ring at lunchtime three or four months ago, my aim was to do one a day for as long as I could. All was going well until production on WYN season 2 started, now lunchtime is a thing of the past! I only got to do a months worth of them. Here is some examples, the first is some Wonderland characters and the second are from Oz. Hopefully someday I will get back to them, here is a link to the facebook page with the rest of the months doodles http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Chris-Tea-Doodles/199891946693593
Some random sketchbook pages and scraps of paper that I found on the top of the pile of papers in the first drawer at my desk. Be warned. I have three full drawers of sketches and doodles! I don’t always use sketchbooks, so you will see random pages with all kinds of random doodles on them, I have this old brown clipboard that I always drag around with me for holding the pages together. More to follow!
Here we go again, another post on all those people who inspire me to keep on pushing forward artistically.
First up is Jerrod Maruyama, this guy has bags of appeal in his work and his palettes are amazing. Check out his website to see for yourself. http://www.jmaruyama.com/
Jerrod is also the art director for the http://pixartimes.com/
Next is Enrico Casarosa, I bought one of Enrico’s books a couple of years ago and fell in love with his style of drawing and his great story telling. Here is a link to one of his books http://www.amazon.com/Venice-Chronicles-Enrico-Casarosa/dp/0981845509/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313150793&sr=1-1 I wasn’t surprised when I heard he was directing Pixar’s newest short La Luna http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xj83ld_la-luna-pixar-short-film-clip_shortfilms I really look forward to seeing it.
At the moment I am really into the paintings of David Levine, his choice of locations and the detail of character are amazing. http://www.davidlevineart.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi
Here is some random sketchbook pages. The one with the eagles chasing a hare is from watching National Geographic channel while sitting on the plane to China. The other page was from a day I spent in the Forbidden City, it was such a great day, I only wish I had more time. I have lots more pages from my Asian Broadcast Union trip I need to dig out.
These characters are from a story I am trying to develop, so far I have a work in progress treatment.
Thrown together by a storm, two lost mythological characters and a sailor far from home stumble upon a runaway kid. I don’t want to go into to it to much at this stage, as it is still in very early stages. Hopefully some day I will get it made! The hard part is trying to find time to get back to it, at the moment production is a priority. .