Pirates! These characters were a ton of fun to design. The challenge is always to try and get out of my comfort zone when it comes to the way draw. I tend to always end up with "la ligne claire". Maybe because that's how we had to draw when I first started in the animation industry? Perhaps also because the bande dessinée authors I love the most drew like that. Color and texture will come at some point.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
This week's character design assignment was to draw a crusader. I had a lot of fun researching reference. When I was in high school, I used to read novels that took place in medieval times (Tristan and Isolde anyone?). Forget about hygiene, I just loved the tragic and the sense of honor, perfect antidote to teenage angst. Not all was drama. I laughed re-watching excerpts from "Les Visiteurs" ("The Visitors"), a comedy where a knight and his servant accidentally time travel to the early 1990s. It's ridiculously hilarious.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
For a while now I have wanted to draw some of my own characters and also feel comfortable doodling/sketching some of the characters of the shows I am working on. I don't necessarily want them to be completely on model, but at least recognizable...! Until I decided to learn CG, I used to draw all the time. When I did the transition, the time holding a mouse took over the time holding a pencil...sadly. One of my goals is to feel like the pencil can be my partner in crime again for getting ideas out more quickly. This is why I got back into life drawing and why now I started a character design class with Nate Wragg at CGMA. We had to draw monsters for the first assignment. Let me know what you think!