Thursday, September 07, 2006

Meathead

Here's a couple of sketches of Meathead from Preston Blair's animation.

6 comments:

Alina Chau said...

cool drawings!

bardhol said...

Great Gadzooks! That crazy dog with his head of meat. I thought we'd seen the last of him! However, you have drawn two of the lad. One is minty, the other nutty. Both are equally delicious! I've changed to a sketch blog format as well. Sort of wish John would shepherd us further, who are still working on the lessons, but I don't think it's to be. {cries}

Kevin Langley said...

Thanks for the compliments. I'm still working through Preston Blair's book plus Shamus Culhane's too.

Craig D said...

Kevin! Shame on me for not checking back earlier than this!

You have the Culhane book? I took it out of the library years ago and my eyes glazed over! One important point it rammed home was that an animator may end up working with uninspiring characters (those 3 Ajax elves) on projects that are kind of lame ("write a story about the elves as clock cleaners!")

I wonder if I grabbed hold of that book now if I would have a different take on it?

I still have plenty of PB / JK lesson material to slog through, so I don't have that problem right now.

In any event, keep drawing and keep blogging!

Kevin Langley said...

I've read both Culhane's books a couple of times. I'm not so much concerned with the 3 elves project as much as his speed drawing "theory". I may do the projects but maybe pick different characters. Those elves kinda suck. I'll say this, drawing really fast like he talks about works pretty good. I've done some and I noticed some of the drawings have more life to them than other stuff that I've drawn. They're by no means finished drawings but it's a start. I'll post some of the first one's I've done and then in a couple so newer ones to see if there's any improvement. Thanks for stopping by Craig.

Craig D said...

Thanks, Kevin. I'm convinced that his "how-to" book is worth a second look. I do have a copy of his autobiography and manage to re-read it at least once a year.

His "fast drawing" theory kinda messed me up, personally. I'd try scribbling as fast as I could thinking I was tapping into the wisdom of the ages, only to find out that, upon reflection I couldn't draw at any speed! Heh heh...

See you 'round the 'net!