egypt, tower of terror mural

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Society of illustrators show

Getting two pieces ready for the society of illustrators show coming up in May.

Sci-Fi book illustration

I have been working on a couple of book illustration concepts. Just rough at this point, but hope they wind up going somewhere.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Life can be hectic. Make sure you can laugh now and again.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

drawing drills

I am teaching a class in Drawing for Animation. In connection to that I have another blog that covers the class material.

It's fun to delve into what really makes a drawing "good". I'd rather look at a drawing that has personality than an amazingly life-like rendering with all the detail and minutia. I am trying to teach the students in the class about building a drawing using the basic shapes. At first they were reluctant to get into it, choosing rather to jump ahead to the details. I think I'm starting to get through to them. The stuff they turned in today is starting to look pretty good indeed.

The top drawing is from one of the students, and the group below that are some samples that I am having them use to practice and study from.