Friday, March 23, 2007

Random Stuff

More practice from model sheets and screenshots. The only one I'm happy with is the Pluto drawing.

I tried copying Pat Matthews animation in "The Greatest Man In Siam". It came out pretty bad, that scene is so incredible it's ridiculous.

6 comments:

Pedro Vargas said...

Hey, Kevin! I really enjoy your studies! You've definitely gotten so much better! I especially love the Spike poses! I seriously need to get off my ass and do more of these type of studies. Keep up the awesome work! You're inspiring me to get back into studying great cartoons!

Kevin Langley said...

Hi Pedro, thanks so much. Maybe one day I'll actually see some improvement in my own drawings. If I could draw like you I probably wouldn't practice very much.

Pedro Vargas said...

I think you're improving greatly in my opinion. As for me, I really feel like I need to go back and study some more. I feel like I'm slowly slipping into a sloppy state of mind when I draw. Sometimes my ego can get in the way and it can make me do things that might seem great for me, but really won't make sense. Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but really I love studying the greats and I think it's good to encourage myself to look at different artists styles and continue studying old principles that were taught way back in the beginning of animation. I feel like everyone should continue studying really good art whether they know alot about their profession or not. It keeps me going just like how it keeps you going with your studies I'm sure.

Craig D said...

I can see where you'd be unsatisfied with some of these. From my own experience, I'd start drawing something, get the proportions wrong and then somehow would find myself helpless to correct anything until the hideous monstrosity was finished. It's like the pencil, itself, has a malicious will of its own sometimes.

(Of course, a poor craftsman always blames his tools!)

If you're able to redraw any of these to your satisfaction, please do post them! I'd say, worst case, you're 90% (or more!) there.

Mike Matei said...

hey kevin. i wanted to ask you something. shoot me an email at thelocobandito1994@yahoo.com when you get a chance. thanks

ryan said...

pretty good studies kevin, it's very apparent that you are improving