Saturday, September 29, 2012

Design Studies - Week 3 at Red Engine Studios

Another week passes, and another begins.  Time for more studies!

This week, we get into more design related studies, instead of just painting/drawing practice.  I'm focusing on large shapes, silhouettes, design choices, functionality, gesture, etc.

Here's a page to get started off, studying Feng Zhu's vehicle designs:

Studies from Daniel Simon's art book, Cosmic Motors:

Studies from The Skillful Huntsman, an awesome book about design featuring Khang Le, Mike Yamada, Felix Yoon and Scott Robertson:

Studies from The Art of Mass Effect

Studies from natural designs, found in nature:

Friday, September 21, 2012

More Studies... more

Week 2 at Red Engine... I realize that I need to do way WAY more studies.  Here we go:

ENVIRONMENT STUDIES, studying Feng Zhu's environment painting styles.  Concentrating on values, atmospheric separation, composition set up, and design choices:

LEGEND OF KORRA STUDIES, study stylistic animation methods for drawing people:

STUDIES FROM STEVEMCCURRY.COM PHOTOGRAPHY, focus on creating strong and graphic reads through silhouettes and shadows:

STUDIES FROM MOTION PICTURE HUGO, practice environment painting and studying composition and setup from the movie:

CLASSIC CAR STUDIES, practicing sketching and perspective in Photoshop:

BONE STUDIES, practicing sketching and contouring in Photoshop:

HUMAN BODY STUDIES, because they are hard:

MATERIAL STUDIES, practicing painting different materials in Photoshop, using basic forms and lighting them:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Studies, studies, and The Ghetty

Class starting up again!  Feels really good to have that push and begin improving again.. I was way too lazy over break.

Here are some head studies I am painting in Photoshop.  I will have to complete at least a hundred of these this week.  I probably will get more loose and fast as repetition continues :).  I shall update this post with more as i finish them.


Studies of pets and animals:

Silhouette study with quick creature design:

Some hand drawn studies:

Had a great trip to The Ghetty today, where I studied a bunch of old master artists drawings paintings and sculptures.  Here are the sketches I did on-site:

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dynamic Sketching - Field Trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific!


Concept aquatic creature thing:

Initial Sketches:

Painting of a Manta:

Peter Han (our Viscom 1 teacher) was super awesome and decided to hold a bonus class field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.  After being a lazy bum during this break, I was eager to meet up with class mates and get drawing again!

It's a really nice aquarium, but the price is pretty high ($22/person and $8 parking). But the displays and aquatic life were wonderful.  Drawing at this location was tough because there were tons of kids bumping into you and a lot of the displays are in a dark room.  I had a lot of fun though!  Here are a bunch of on-site sketches from the trip:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dynamic Sketching - Field Trip to the Natural History Museum

update - Some sketches from a show (avatar) I like:

Some on-site sketches done during my visit to the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.  Stayed at the museum from opening to closing!  Definitely gonna go back here, there's so much to see.