Monday, July 25, 2011

John K lesson 1 part 1

And so, 5 years late, I show up for my first lesson at John K's cartoon collage

1st Attempt:

2nd Attempt:

Last attempt:

More to come soon.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Study Attempts

These are a few of my attempts to learn from Preston Blair's animation book.

I must confess that at this point in my development I'm finding myself going largely off of instinct, maybe out of fear for where I'll find myself when I'm actually forced to go through my knowledge and design something objectively. In that way my drawings show an anarchy that probably stems from a lack of disciplined studies and an overabundance of doodles, which, while fun, do much less to help me grow as a technical artist.

I'm a bit lost from here, not sure how much I have to unlearn before I can begin my progression again, so any guidance would be highly appreciated.

For what it's worth, here's the kind of weird crap I'll usually end up producing

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Doodles and other crap

Just thought I'd upload some of my doodles and drawings from a while back.

most of these are from after I discovered the Preston Blair method, so they at least have some principals, or misunderstandings of them...

anyways, here they are.

My semi-satire on the zany and cartoony character arcs of Bone. Not finished, but you get the idea.

Just a couple of doodles that I thought were interesting. Don't ask me what they are.

My exaggerated take on the generic Preston Blair cartoon hand. thought it demonstrated an understanding of some of the principals.

A piece from a story I was working on based off a sound clip from a short film about about Killer Furnature. Here's the film (which I thought was a big letdown given all the effort I put into creating my own version of it).

Something I drew after... well, it speaks for itself.

The following images contain drawings of
insincere corporate cartoon lies, probably begrudgingly designed by ether Lynn Naylor or Ken Boyer. (and yet I still like them)

My (probably failed) attempt at giving this character a sort of lively Clampett appeal.

Not much to say here, it's disjointed, the proportions are off, and I used a freaking anime symbol, but I still think there's something appealing about it, mostly in the head. (or in my head)

I'll post some of my actual Cartoon School lessons in a while. I just thought I'd post some of my own stuff first to see if I had applied any of the principals to them.

Feel free to tear these apart. I've got little respect for these drawings, and would love to hear what I'm doing wrong.