If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
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Today was my last day of school and since I'll have more time to draw now, I thought I might as well make a new thread and update it throughout summer.
I'll update this thread frequently.
Please leave some feed back on my sketches!
Larry the Bird
A lanky yet intelligent bird
Here's a few suggestions on how to approach the character from a basic design standpoint predicated upon the approach you're taking. Click on the image for a better view.
Incorporate fundamentals into your work. You'll get the hang of developing appealing characters.
Keep at it and good luck!
Thanks for the re-draw charles! I'll redraw that today!
WARNING: i do not know how to shrink images in Photobucket so some of the picture will be off screen. I will attach direct link as well underneath image
Some of the drawings from yesterday:
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... 71EB-1.jpg
A moose head
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... B3E815.jpg
Redue of Larry the Bird
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... 43CDC9.jpg
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... DF7BF2.jpg
Farmer Bear frightened
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... 9-orig.jpg
You've got the right idea. Work on your approach on a basic level. There's good lessons available on the Web. Check out Pete Emslie. He was on AN years ago. He has instructional videos on YouTube that'll help you grow.
In general you're on the right track. Let me pose this question to you. If you were at Pixar and these drawings were a job you had to do, would you be comfortable showing them to John Lasseter?
Take your time. Finish each drawing. Bring it to a sense of completion. Be thorough and professional. Frankly this would not fly in my class. It would not be acceptable work. Spend more time on each sketch without leaving it looking like it's half done. That's the main thing ya gotta do. Bring it on home and finish it. Hope you can appreciate my comments, they're meant to encourage.
those sketches were made on an iPad so its tremendously hard to do clean up.
However, from now on when I sketch on paper or in SBP, I'll do clean up
My first attempt to do perspective
when i upload the IMG to AN, it makes it too big and it doesnt fit in the screen so here's the direct link
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... PERSP1.jpg
heres the IMG even though
Anyone remember IronDuck?
PLEASE CLICK LINK. Image will get cutoff on AN
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... rawing.jpg
Iron Duck drawing is looking okay but again... Where's the construction and your attention to fundamentals. You're not taking the time you need to get this right. Look at the lettering for example. Would you show this to Lasseter if you worked for him?
Look at how Pete Emslie is drawing in the videos above and thoroughly emulate that approach in your work.
The perspective drawing can be improved as well. Start with 1 point perspective and work on establishing solid compositions. Establish a perspective grid when you initiate the process of drawing a background like this. Here's a recent example from our BG Design class at the Academy.
Discipline yourself to incorporate basic fundamentals into your work and strive to be professional in the presentation of your art. You'll improve faster, your skills will get stronger and you'll attract peers and develop fans.
Here's some facial expressions:
what do you think? I will work on persp. again soon. Busy day today
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... ssions.jpg
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A giant mouth
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... 5a47ae.jpg
Mario the plumber!
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... 816e64.jpg
hands, anatomy, fruit practice
<a href="http://s1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii593/Cartoonyanimator/?action=view&current=HAF1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii593/Cartoonyanimator/HAF1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... r/HAF1.jpg
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... /Goofy.png
I remember I used to be able to draw Goofy real well. It's been a while, time to get back into it!