Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Heckling Hare-2nd Attempt

John was nice enough to critique my go at this Rod Scribner drawing. I tried to follow John's advice as best as my pencil will let me. I don't think the details on both of Bugs and Willoughby are as crammed together as my first attempt. I corrected the angle of Bugs' neck and also the tilt of the head. Willoughby's head could stand to be tilted just a little more. Not perfect by any means but there's some improvement.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Heckling Hare Construction Lesson

I took a stab at John K's step by step lesson for constructing a Rod Scribner drawing. Though my drawing didn't come out very good I do think it really helped hammer home the concept of having the smaller forms wrap around the larger ones. I love Scribner's drawings but I don't copy them often as I find all those wrinkles kind of intimidating. I guess I should man up and get to studying his work. He's one of my favorite Warner's animators. I did do a couple of drawings from one of his scenes in "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery". They're way off compared to the originals so I'm going to go back and try them again.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More Inking Practice

I busted out the ol' brush and ink last night to ink some of those Hank Ketcham studies I did and a couple of quick Owen Fitzgerald copies too. I then decided to try and ink someone else's work, which I've never done. So in order to fail right from the start I printed out a Jim Smith Chestacles drawing from his sketchbook and taped it to the back of a sheet of bristol and light boxed it. Why not screw up the best? Right? The original drawing was already tight to begin with so there wasn't much to do except try and keep the line thickness consistent with Jim's drawing. I still can't get a super clean line with a brush. I should probably splurge on a Kolinsky and see if that helps. I'm going to practice this some more and print out more of Jim's sketches along with other artists pencil drawings.

Awesome original Jim Smith drawing

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Carl Barks Studies

Here's just a couple of studies from some Uncle Scrooge comics. Thanks again Thad.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Flexxo Pencil Test

I did this awhile back, there's a lot I should do over but I'm sure I won't.