July 28, 2012

Sketchbook Stories, 10

Sorry people, I didn't go to the zoo today because of a "variety of circumstances" :)  So, to make up for that, here are some pages from my sketchbook.  Slowly but surely it's getting there.  I have to really be into what I'm drawing, and I'll automatically actually finish a drawing.  Still lots of unfinished scribbles in here, but I'm happy with the ones that are not.  And some extra hands.  This time without reference (except for my own hands, haha).  Last is one of the pages I got out of "Toons on Tap": a costumed life drawing session in Toronto.  It was interesting, but the commute is a little much for me to do it frequently.  Without any further ado, here are the pages.

Oh, and "Art of..." books are definitely a great source of inspiration!

 ^ Credit to my roommate, Chris, for Quagsire and Scrafty on the bottom there :P

July 22, 2012

Magical Zoos and Speedy Drives, 7

And speedy drives they were!  Not too much traffic on the way back, for once.  But that's probably because we left early yesterday, since I had to go to a BBQ.  This of course meant less drawing time.  Also, my family came to the zoo for a surprise visit, meaning a little more time was spent chatting and hanging out instead of drawing.  Not that it matters: it was fun!  Here are literally all the drawings I did yesterday.  I only did some cutting and pasting to make it fit together a bit better, but other than that, this is it for summer zoo trip number seven.

EDIT - Oh, right, and my parents bought us all ice cream :)

July 19, 2012

Life Drawing... A Little Bit More ;)

Here's more life drawing from over the summer: just a huge compilation in no particular order.  You can see the time on most of these.  If you see a weird looking squigle thing, it's most likely a 30 second drawing, because those poses go so fast that I usually end up putting a scratch down instead of two numbers :)

Life drawing is enjoyable.  I'm getting the hang of form more and more (I hope), and I'm actually starting to draw hands (which is also getting really fun)!  Besides that I don't have that much to say for this post of destiny.  We're already halfway through July!  Wowzee!  Just one month and a bit left until...


July 15, 2012

Magical Zoos and Speedy Drives, 6

We went to the zoo yesterday.  Surprise!

Drawing animals started really slow for me this time.  Maybe it was the weather, or perhaps it was the fact that a lot of animals were trying to hide.  Oh well.  I didn't get as many drawings as I usually do, but I did get some studies done.  Usually I don't have enough patience to do studies, but yesterday I pushed myself to draw BIG on the page, allowing for more minor details in the drawing as opposed to gesture alone.

On a side-note: I saw The Amazing Spider-Man with my roommate last Tuesday, and it was absolutely awesome (or amazing :P)!  Great soundtrack too!

July 13, 2012

Painting on Location

This was the first time for me to actually paint something on location.  I went to Highpark in Toronto with a group of friends (Jean, Andy, Katarina, Jeeyoon, Lisa and Chu) and simply... painted.  I choose to work with gouache for this painting, which proved itself to be a bit of a challenge, as we were sitting on a hill: paint rolling to one side of the pallet, sitting on an angle, etc.  Nonetheless, it was fun to do and hopefully I'll do it again sometime (soon?)  I defintely altered the composition for this painting a bit.  Altogether it probably took roughly three to four hours, I believe: kept it nice and rough :)

July 08, 2012

Magical Sketchbooks and Speedy Stories, 5 / 9

That's right people: two posts in one, because the need to update both of these was, well... high.  Sooo, I've been gone for a while to the U.S., meaning I couldn't go to the zoo that Saturday.  But fear not: I went again yesterday :)  All the animals were sooo happy to see me again!  ...Maybe?  Whatever the case, I hope you like this week's bunch.  Once again with a little colour!

Now, as I mentioned, I also put sketchbook pages in this post, so here you have it!

Ah yeah.  Hands.  I'm just trying to do lots of hand studies this summer, since I need to improve on those, as always.  These are pretty much all referenced.  Mainly Hogarth hands, since they're so cewl!  After having drawn a hand, I'll draw it again in short-form, because that's kind of helpful :)
 Faces and random shenanigans
 Some hyper-quick sketches of my parent's new puppies :)
 Purple studies and other randomness.
Drawing in a car is somewhat hard.
Some of the drawing my friends in the U.S. did.  I told them I would upload 'm :)
 And finally a page of eyes turning into some more chicken-scratch.