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Commissioned!

It’s my friend’s birthday. Caleb, haha, he loves Spiderman. Truth be told, I’ve never seriously attempted to draw a superhero before. Even though I read the comics, watch the movies, shows, etc, never have I truly given it a go. So here he is, as Spiderman. Commissioned by our friend Shar’Niese for his present. It was on the 19th, so I couldn’t post it until today. However, I drew it on Monday.

Spideys gonna get ya!

I used a pose reference off of Google images. Drawn with brush inks and sharpies.


Attempting the Profile

I always truly believed that profile drawings were extremely difficult to do. I would choose 3/4 perspectives over a profile shot anyday because I couldn’t understand how to make them look right. So I’ve been attempting them in my figure drawing class. I think I finally got a good one out of it.

One of these days I’ll have my own scanner, maybe a large format one as well so that I don’t have to take crappy photos and edit the crap out of them.


The Weather is Fine

So, we sketched outside today. It was fun. I really enjoyed the bright sunlight.

It was around 2pm, so we got some awesome cast shadows – 24″x18″ in size.


Internship Search

So, I’ve started my internship search for summer 2011. I sent out about 25+ applications so far which is about 10 more than I did last year, so I am really praying I get something! I have received 2 rejections in just a day and a “wait until fall to apply” response. You could pray for me if you found it in your best interest. I’d really appreciate it. You could also help by letting me know of any opportunities you happen to stumble upon. I’m always looking! Perhaps share Mourou with your friends and artists you know?

Here’s a figure sketch I did last week! Haha, all this paperwork is throwing me off my game.


Little Ruiner Concepts

I just wanted to post some more of the concept artwork I did for this past weekend’s competition. This was the official character sheet for our “little ruiner” of the speech. I thought you might enjoy it.

Good day today. I think Mourou is going to move into production over the summer for “This Chilling Air” if time permits. If I get an internship we probably won’t start until the fall, but I just wanted to put it out there. This competition has given me a renewed sense of self as an animator/art director starting out his career. The bigger challenge will be to finish the Teach Me How to Fight film I’ve been working on.

As for now, I’ll be cutting a new demo-reel and applying for more internships for the summer. Here’s to hoping I land a good opportunity!


Figure Drawing Finals

Hello everyone! Late post, I apologize. I have for you now my figure drawing final! I hope you enjoy it. Instead of a female I chose to draw my good friend Derek Morin. He was rather pleased with how this turned out. The final was 3 hours long and I had to use nothing other than pencils and bristol board. It was 18″x24″ in size. I was pretty impressed with myself that I was able to whip something like this out so fast! I guess I am learning something. I am not entirely happy with the face in this, but mostly the body. Funny, how I spent the least amount of time on it and mostly on the portrait. Let me know what you think!

3hr Drawing - Pencil + Bristol @ 18"x24"

As for the previous class, I thought I had a pretty good final drawing in it. It was our longest drawing yet with a live model coming in at 45 minutes! I found the pose to be exciting and it had some good lighting and shadows to work with! I apologize for the crappy photos. The quality isn’t as good as my scans, but I don’t know how else to capture these large images other than my cell’s 5MP camera. Here it is!

45min Drawing - Pencil, Charcoal, and Marker @ 10"x24"

I have a Toon-Boom animation that I’m working on. I’m cleaning up just a little bit of it to give it that “icing on the cake”, but it should be ready for upload soon. I really want to show it and do more of them! Hopefully I’ll have it tomorrow!


Clock Sketches Round 5

Quick Gestures

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More sketching from my Clock-Sketch channel. Good poses here, I think I did most of them justice in the time frame I had. My favorites would be the top left and middle right underwater poses. So much fun! I love drawing characters in these exciting poses. It’s especially great to have underwater reference photos! I hope you enjoy. Feel free to give me constructive criticism on these quick little drawings!

As for today, I have a figure drawing FINAL in the mid-afternoon. I’ll be doing a 3-hour drawing on Bristol Board of either a male or female model…or both! I know the male model is one of my good friends so it’s really exciting. It’s about time I break in these new LYRA drawing pencils I got a few months ago.


Clock Sketches Round 4

Quick Ink Gestures

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I personally feel that these latest Mercenary gestures are the best I’ve done so far. I think I can get this guy down pretty quick. Maybe it’s all the lines in the clothing and props. I understand that it’s not exactly studying the weight and form of the body, but I think they turned out pretty well. As for the female archer, I think I’m getting the form down pretty well in the time limit I’ve set for myself in the Clock-Sketch videos. I think I should stop attempting to do her face in the amount of time I have until I have a decent face to come back to each time like with the Mercenary. Females are harder with such harsh strokes – it’s difficult to bring out the femininity, especially when working so fast. These were worked from my Clock-Sketch channel on YouTube. I’ve stopped posting the new videos, as they would easily clutter my blog. I think if you want to take a look at the videos, just head over to my channel @ Clock-Sketch

I welcome any feedback, especially constructive criticism.


Fox

Here, have a fox this morning. May he bring you joy. This was a quick sketch I did on Saturday morning this past weekend. Trying my hand at animals for once. I did it with a 0.5mm fineliner and used a photo reference. I think he turned out pretty well! This was after I spent the morning watching the 3D animated film “Igor”. It was a great movie! I really, really liked it. The thing that bugged me was that a lot of the film was blatantly exploited. I see Megamind and Despicable Me stealing directly from it and it makes me a little irked that it’s so obvious. John Cusack was amazing, as always. It’s really too bad that a great film like this was so unpopular. I never heard anything about other than like one newspaper article a few years ago. Oh well. However, the movie obviously inspired me and I had to draw something while I watched it. So I drew this slightly cartoony angler fish with the same fineliner:

I kind of miss just drawing on an open canvas and just seeing where it goes. This is an example of doing just that. It was a fun little doodle, I guess. The even cooler part about it was that this drawing was featured on Shadowness’s Daily Inspiration for Sunday! It’s always exciting to get featured on an art site. This weekend was a weekend of drawing. All of Sunday was spent in my sketchbook. I don’t know when I’ll get around to uploading them, but I’ll do my best to get them sooner rather than later.

Back to animating.


Pincho

The Unicorn Boy Returns

Decided to sketch one of my favorite characters, Pincho! You can probably see the influence from Barth in this piece – I rather like it. Comment and tell me what you think! I have also sketched below a caricature version of myself. I felt I need to let loose and do some personal sketches rather than constant figure work. These flair pens are just great. I’m addicted. I really hope that I can eventually do the Body/Mind/Soul comic one of these days.


Clock Sketches Round 3

Click for fullview! I am rather happy with these. I did them yesterday with the pirate videos, but decided to wait to post them. I really enjoyed the cape dynamics and so I spent double the amount of time on the top gesture. It was just too much fun. I’m going to have to make some new videos to sketch from! Please, if you use them, send me your suggestions for poses and props!


Clock Sketches Round 2

So, I did these sketches today with pal Keff, the two pirate videos I had just recently posted. I always seem to do my Clock Sketches with him. It’s a really good exercise a load of fun. What made it even better was that I picked up probably my favorite marker in the entire world to sketch them with. They are called PaperMate “Flair” Markers…not super expensive, but I really hope they last a while. Click here if you’d like to see them: FLAIR MARKER


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Did somebody say pirate?

Here is a couple new videos for Clock Sketch. It involves the new male model in pirate uniform, posing very naturally. I did a second video as well, only this one focuses on foreshortening. There are some great poses in perspective that would be great to use for perspective practice! I hope you will use these and that they will aid you in some way. I have new art to post and I will be doing so the next time I get a chance, but for now, enjoy some more gesture studies!


New Male Model!

I found a new model to support Clock Sketch. The stock duo is fantastic for doing clothing and props. Great for concept art so I made them longer at 3.5 minutes. That allows me to fit 4 poses in one video. So start drawing and enjoy!


Clock Sketch

Seeing that there is hardly any material out there on real-life poses for figure drawing (on the internet), I decided to come up with a solution. Clock Sketch. People need to have timed gesture drawings in order to get better, but no one really uses PoseManiacs. Their poses are old and cliche. They also don’t have props, environments, or anything to really put a character in context. Some of the best gesture work involves a character in costume. It’s like drawing the actual character! We also don’t need to be bothered with color when looking at a pose, so I have created ClockSketch on YouTube. Hopefully, this will work out and will be a good resource for other artists. Basically, I’ll hunt down a good set of stock images from deviantART and other places, maybe even take some of my own, then put them in a timed slideshow with countdowns and everything. Then, the artist will just have to click play on the YouTube video and start sketching. This might help a lot of people. I will add some variation to the videos and have them categorized by the stock photographer. I will also categorize them by male/female as well as how fast the timings go. Here’s an example:

I won’t use photos I don’t have permission to use and won’t be gathering any profit for this so, let me know what you think!


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Sick Again…

Hey guys. I know that I had you expecting a new 10-second Club stop-motion piece up tonight, but I only got it half of it done. What started as just this light, empty cough, turned into a full-blown fever and body-ache disaster. I had to stop shooting and there’s just no possible way for me to go to my classes tomorrow. This totally sucks. Before the disease bomb I was able to go to my figure drawing class and do a nice 3-hour long drawing session. It was a lot of fun, and I managed to get at least one piece out of it that I’m proud of. This was a 15-minute long drawing and is about 12×20 inches big. Tell me what you think!

Forgive the crappy photo. I tried my best. Newsprint just doesn’t photograph that well and an 18×24 piece of paper does not fit in a flatbed scanner by any means.


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