Sunday, February 7, 2016

Getting back into drawing ...again!

Time to wipe off the dust my drawing practice...It's about time I pick the pencil again. I needed some time to recharge after finishing animating on the Angry Birds movie. I also had to adjust to a new life and routine to start off 2016 as I moved back to the East Coast for a new and exciting gig. 

I recently read this book:  It was a fantastic recap of what I had learned in Samantha's classes. I cannot recommend this book enough! There are some notions that I learned during class that I understood better after reading the book. Maybe time helps for things to sink in with practice? Today, as I was drawing, I noticed that I don't pay enough attention to some basic things that I should focus on with the first line I start drawing. Never stop learning! 

The studio I am working at offers life drawing sessions which I can't wait to go to and hopefully share some drawings of on this blog. Today's sketches though were from the same Youtube channel I've been using in the past. Hope you enjoy

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Conductor in color and in action

I just finished my 2nd CGMA character design class with Nate Wragg. It's been an enligthening process to take an idea and develop it to make it "animatable". Through the course of the eight weeks, the character evolved as I explored design changes and tweaks that would reflect his personality. I also explored digital painting for the first time... it's a whole new world!  Below are a drawing of the conductor in color and him in full action with his orchestra.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


This term in my CGMA class, our project assignment revolved around developing a character for animation. We worked on multiple types of drawings that are required when creating a character. Below are a character turn-around, some facial expressions and poses that show personality traits/hobbies/etc. I am very fond of orchestral music and I thought it would be fun to draw a conductor. I used to work in animation for television and I remember doing those kinds of drawings (on real paper...with real pencils...on a light table!). It brought back many great memories. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Cat study

Last weekend I attended the 3rd and last of the summer masterclasses offered by Samantha Youssef at Studio Technique ( She focused on animal anatomy which is an area that was totally ignored in the art schools I went to and I must admit, I am guilty of not having looked into it until now.

We did some gesture during the class and had to draw some poses of  an animal of our choice as assignments. I chose the cat because I never felt comfortable drawing them. The class helped tremendously and I look forward to continue drawing animals.