Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Portrait sketch 4

I wanted to make use of my charcoal pad I bought a few weeks ago, because I wanted to try charcoal again (Charcoal was my medium of choice in art uni).

Here is a portrait of Audrey Hepburn, but in the end she kinda doesn't look like her... maybe a little in the eyebrows:P Still, I had a lot of fun working on this one!

Monday, September 26, 2016

End credits

Working on the end credit of my short film, "Rumble in the Jungle"! It also gives me some time to explore some of the brushes in Kyle T Websters Megabrush pack:D. I specially love
the "charcoal brush" and "Rough Inker"

Ps: I'm still not 100% sold on the type, it's okay, but still doesn't fit the film itself, so I might design something on my own...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Almost at the finishing line

Woop woop!:D 

I finally (officially) finished the animation for my little animated sketch, which I've been working on for a good year. Usually one wouldn't spend so much time on a 1 minute sequence, but considering I lost 50% of the work halfway through, I'm very happy and proud of the results! 

I never thought that a small idea of an Elephant walking would turn into a 1 minute sketch between a Mouse and an Elephant, but I've learned SO much during this process. Everything from pushing the 12 principles of animation, to staging/choreography, to some minor compositing effects. 

The next plan is to put it through comp, then add music and sound! After that... 


Monday, September 19, 2016

Caricature 1

" Do you believe in Jesus... Well you're going to meet him" 
                     - Bronson

Caricature was never really my strong suit, or at least not something I usually draw, but I 
wanted to delve in and see what I can come up with!:) In the end, I like the drawing but know that I can push the lines so much more... 

But again, it was really refreshing to draw like this, it teaches you to pay attention to the strokes you make, and also to study human faces:) Will do much more of these in the near future!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bigfoot hunters

They say illustrations which connects most with us has a story to them. This is what I'm trying to delve more into, pushing my drawing skills, composition and the story in my pictures. I don't think its a new concept, but I quit like the comedy and dramatic elements in the drawing.

 I will definitely try to color this later.:)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Skål! Prost & Cheers!:D Another drawing for ya, touched up in Photopop. It's not quit Friday yet, but oh well, never too late for one beer:P

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Past vs Present

So I re-started this blog almost a half a year ago, when I started to draw more and more in my sketchbooks. I am a huge fan of Jake Parker, and follow his YouTube channel religiously, and in one of this videos he talks about artist growth, and how every artist should "draw every day" to see improvements. 

I wanted to try this, and although I fell off multiple times, I've still tried to keep a steady pace of blog updates an managing my social life with my friends!

So I decided to see how much I've improved (and where I've stepped back:P), with comparing past vs present! Woop Woop! I chose the first drawing I posted here when I re-started the blog:

                  Jan, 2016

                            August, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Hippie Girl

I'm slowly moving into Digital painting again and its quite a wonderful feeling!:D
I'm more then a bit rusty with the brush and color in Photoshop, but practice makes
perfect ey;)

More to come soon!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

People sketching 1

Some more people sketching at my local cafe. I'm super happy that I've managed to make this a regular event, it really frees your mind artistically, and its kinda therapeutic in a way too. You learn a lot about where you are technically as an artist, the improvements and what you need to work on.

Personally I feel I've gotten more confident in my lines and strokes, but I still feel I look at the people too much. Its better to look ones or twice and memories the rest. :)

Plus, next time I'll try to draw more people from different angles :P

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Here be monsters! RAWR!!

I think everyone one of us believed in Monsters when we were young, animators/artists just keep believing it even 'til we're 100. :D

I have the privilege to work with a talented artist such as Tim Dowling, everyone go and check out his art page on facebook here! (you can also buy the book on Amazon) He's SUPER talented, and has made this awesome children's book "The Truth about Monsters".

If you ever wondered how monsters REALLY are , then you should totally get this book, the art is amazing, and the story is super cute and original.

I'll definitely be passing this onto my little niece... after I've read it of course!;P