Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Paste On Eyes

Thought I'd upload this before I ruin it any further. A lot of my studies are really overworked. I guess that's me trying to find shapes. Anyway, I should probably stop with the shading too. I try to to turn them into design elements, but I don't think that's necessary if I want to apply these shapes to animation. And yeah, I found the structure of her face more interesting than her hair, but I'd like to try this head some more.

By the way, all these posts are open for critique.

Monday, June 28, 2010

More Tries

I realize when I begin to caricature I can't exaggerate as much as I would like to, so it takes a couple of tries before I can really begin to play around with the shapes. Some of that has to do with understanding the shapes from the source, or a fear of drawing new shapes and resorting to shapes I know. I think that's the worst way to go about doing this kind of drawing, especially when the point is to invent new shapes. The bottom drawing is kind of a weird hybrid of realistic with some exaggeration, but not really any simplification. Still trying to find balance and contrasts, and hopefully the more I do this the better I can get at understanding these things.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Trying to create contrasts with broad shapes, and work on balance and overall design.

And this? This thing is the result of far too many expectations of what it should look like. It's chalk full of lies, and the only way I'll defeat it is by showing it to the world.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Howie Comp Study

Fixed a few things along the way. I focus way too much on one aspect of my own drawings instead of planning everything out first. In my previous post I thumbnailed everything, but a lot of my shapes still ended up flat while trying to preserve them in the final outcome. I feel more comp practice will help, and I'll probably end up using pre-made characters, as opposed to my own for now, just so I can work with functional designs.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

An Experiment

Just trying some stuff out.