Thursday, January 15, 2015

First drawings of 2015

I think what I like the most about life drawing is that you don't have a choice but to stay focused on the present, on what you see and make sense out of it. You don't have much of a choice but to look at something from all angles, analyzing why something looks the way it looks by figuring out what's going on under the skin and then looking at the big picture. Sometimes I`m just as mentally exhausted after a life drawing session as when I come back from a run or a day of skiing...Whew!

First drawing is 2 min pose, the last three are 10 mins.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Another year, a new demo reel!

2014 was probably the busiest and most hectic year of my career. It was also the most exciting one as I got to work on projects that I have a strong connection too: movies that speak to the heart, that talk about relationships and identity with a whole lot of love. On top of that, the teams I worked with were uplifting and sincere. I made close friends along the way, people that taught me a lot. It's a rare opportunity and I am greatly thankful for it.

Click on the link below to look at a montage of my latest best work (If you haven't seen the movies I worked on -look at the video description for the titles- do know that there are a few spoilers in there). Send-me a message with your contact info if you would like to see my reel.

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A last one before another move

Today was my last drawing session at Disney before moving  to Montreal to work on a fun project until the mid-fall. I must say, it's been a pure joy to draw here with so many talented people. I wish every animation studio had life drawing for its artists ...and people that don't necessarily work as artists! It helps me see and understand things in 3D. It helps me when trying to find the appeal in a shape (that's a never ending work in progress!) I still have so much more to learn not only about life drawing, but how to make connections between what I see in real life and how to apply it to animation. I've seen people that work in other fields (management, etc) come to these classes and I am sure they too benefit from it too in their own way.

Next challenge: keep this life drawing thing going even if I can't find a class!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Loosening up...too much?

It's the second time I was drawing this model...One of the poses below, I drew a few months ago in a very similar angle. It's nice to compare the differences in the drawings I did then and now... I can see that I'm more confident, but I also see that I should pay a little more attention to the foundation of a pose and its proportions.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A giant!

This week's model was incredibly tall...but I think I went overboard with perspective (the feet are too big compared to the head in some drawings... He was tall, but not like a skyscraper!) First 4 drawings are 3 mins and last 3 are 5 mins.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The life drawing escape!

As we are approaching the end of the project at work and many big challenges ahead, I am appreciating the studio even more for giving us the opportunity to escape in life drawing for a little bit.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Time management when drawing

I have noticed a pattern in the way I draw. I always start with the line of action, etc. Once I start fleshing up the pose, I always seem to work my way up from the legs/feet to the top... and I need to manage my time better because I always miss time to focus on hands and face! First three drawings are 3 mins poses, last three are 5 mins.