Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MTA Subway Sketch Series #5

With a new sketchbook in hand and a free pen from Pentel I was ready to get started drawing. On Sunday I went crazy and filled up about 3 pages immediately. This particular picture isn't from those sketch sessions though. This one is from Monday on the way home and the train totally got stuck in the tunnel because of a track fire. The pair of disembodied legs belong to a guy who was practicing a dance right in front of me. By the time I realized it he had already left the car.

In other news I am working on another project. Soon I will begin to post some sketches and drawings from it. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Dark Knight Rises - Movie Still Sketches

Before I began working on some more character designs I decided that I wanted to loosen up with some movie still sketches. This time I did some from The Dark Knight Rises. I haven't seen the movie, but my friend said it wasn't awful. They did say that Bane, in general, was comical.

Well I didn't mean to get as detailed as I did with the top one, but I did. Upon closer inspection of the second still it came to my attention that about everything, but Bane was CG, right down to Halo looking dude in the far left. At the Comics Experience forum someone suggested doing 50 of these to practice. Well, 6 down and 44 to go.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Kill Bill, Lost Sketchbooks, & New Project

Composition Studies from Kill Bill
Scenes from Kill Bill Vol. 1
Lacking the capacity to critically solve problems for the project I was working on I decided to stop for the night and work on redrawing some scenes from a movie. I heard that this helps to work on your compositional skills from Matt Kohr @ I had done that some time ago in order to work on some action scenes. Kill Bill has tons of great shots and fight scenes so why not I thought? I could go on all day why I loved this movie. (It's the only movie that I am willing to watch multiple times.) If you are interested in doing the same you can go here to access the library @ Cinema Squid. I can't thank the people who took the time to compile this site enough.

Last week I realized that I lost the sketchbook I had won from the Dare2Draw Quickdraw Contest back in November. It's a shame too, because I was almost done with it. I needed it at the time I got it since I was almost finished with my last sketchbook. I know that I don't post as often as I should here, but I tend to get picky with what I put up here sometimes. I shouldn't be since this is my blog, but sometimes I look at things and go "Yuck! What was I thinking?!" Also, it had all of my notes from anatomy class. I can't even refer back to them and a few of them were pretty important. Ah well what can you do? Well...I guess get a new sketchbook right?

I'm also working on a new project. I will let you know more details in my next post...which will be soon actually.