Weekend Drawings: 4/24/14 – 4/28/14

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Over this weekend I got some good sketches out I believe, but also some bad ones. I went to the zoo on friday so I decided that I wanted to include some baboons in with my monkey drawings. The quality of the pictures of the drawings are kind of bad, and It’s probably time for a new phone.

I ran out of space in one sketchbook already. So I went and bought a fresh one today, so I can work out of that one now. These are the last drawings in my old notebook.

I feel like drawing the monkeys is making it easier for my to characterize them. So almost every monkey I try to add a bit of personality to them (even though it doesn’t always work.)

The poses are easy to draw with the way that I build up to the final pose. It helps me figure out how to push the pose the right way to make it to look better.

I feel like the pace that I go with the drawings help me work the form out a bit as I go.


Workday 4/29/14

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This week during my workday I decided to work on small groups for monkeys in the most part. I think I was pretty successful with that. I was trying to use the space between them to get the poses right. I also tried to add a bit of character to some of them at least.

With the posing, I feel like working the way I am helps at least a bit, it helps me get the pose down more and lets me push that pose a little bit before getting to the final pose. It helps me figure out ways to make the pose look better itself.

Week 2: More Progress, and Narrowing My Vision

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These are my favorites of the week. I picked these because I can see a bit more character coming out of them. I’m starting to get the proportions together more, and everything is started to become easier. The reason I picked the certain animal pictures I did, is because on some of them it seemed like I brought a bit more personality to certain animals. That’s sort of why I decided to go with monkeys when I chose an animal to focus on more.

Drawings: 4/23/14

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I’ve decided to narrow my animal drawings down to monkey, not just a specific type of monkey, but just monkeys. I like the choice because they are playful and whimsical in a lot of ways. They’ve got a lot of flexibility so they can pull off things other animals can’t do. As for the human poses I’ve decided to first go with sort of a panicky pose. I played around with it a bit to find different little ways to express it or push the pose just a little bit more. Also, I stumbled upon a way that I like to draw the faces and expressions, which makes it a little bit more fun for me.


Workday: 4/22/14

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So after doing these today, I’m going to narrow my focus. Possible to monkeys or maybe bears, I’m not sure yet. As for humans I may just go a lot heavier on the gesture and mostly do that, and work on just a few poses. I’m going to work on pushing those poses heavily because as an animator that is what I should do anyways.

Weekend Drawings: 4-18-14 – 4-21-14

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Here are drawings from over Easter weekend. A new discovery I’ve made is that drawing people that don’t know you’re drawing them is a pain. Plus trying to find more new and fresh sources for poses of the human figure is annoying. I’m thinking about going more specific with them, maybe focusing on a certain piece of the anatomy each day.

Week 1: Progress, I can see it!

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These turned out to be my favorites for the week. It shows that I have improved over the week that we’ve been doing this project. I can tell I’m getting better with how I don’t need as many bits of underdrawings to get the forms and it’s starting to take me less and less time as I go along. For the human figures since I decided to go with more detailed pictures to challenge myself a bit, it’s taking me a little longer than it did at first, but I’m starting to shave down the time to a reasonable time frame for this project.