Early designs of two ancient Greek mythological beasts I had in mind for the mythical circus. The chimera and the manticore are two famous legendary creatures that have had many visual portrayals, but this is my interpretation.
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Friday, 29 May 2015
So I've had this idea for a while now and have done quite a bit of sketchbook doodles from it, but I now want to create some production work for it as if it was being made into an animated film. It's a flying circus made up of mythical beings and creatures. Wouldn't surprise me if there have been stories similar to this concept, but I've got my own vision of this circus.
Thursday, 28 May 2015
This is another character I've been sketching out recently, a clouded leopard called Cloud. (Name may not be very imaginative.)
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Practising in Photoshop by drawing a self portrait. Earlier in the year there was a Photoshop lesson in self portraits, but I lost most of the drawings I did in the session, and the only portrait I had I wasn't happy with. So here's a better one which I spent more time on.
Been doing a bit of concept artwork for my tapir character, and creating a story that could be made into an animation. Still I'm going to focus on modelling and rigging Dylan, with some small animations to go with him, and maybe work on the production of a short animation but not make the film itself similar to the 'script to screen' project from first year.
Thanks to the tombola of dreams, I was very fortunate to win two human anatomy figurers. I find them very useful as they show the various muscles under the skin of the human body.
I did some pencil sketches then experimented with pen and ink wash, and finally sketched them from life in Photoshop.
Just invested in a new graphics tablet and wanted to put it through it's paces. Very happy with how it works and I'm really enjoying Photoshop work.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Monday, 18 May 2015
A few quick sketches I've drawn of my dog. I wanted to understand the movements a four legged animal makes as they walk, run or pounce. Drawing my dog from life really helped me to think carefully about the weight distribution on each limb, and consider which way the body leans as the animal moves into a new position. I'll be doing more animal studies over summer, as I hope it will help me with traditional animation.
|Boris the Dog|