Friday, April 25, 2008

I've got another sketch today, it's a mix of some turtle and rat character, plus an alien thrown in there for good measure. I'm starting to realize that the eyes tell a lot about someone's character. So far, I've only been good at drawing angry or sleepy eyes, so I should try to try some other look for my eyes. The rats in the sketch are directly inspired from the 'The Art of Ratatouie' book; in which there's this certain artist named Carter Goodrich who drew really nice character designs for the rats. Rats....hmmm....

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

These are a bunch of sketches that I did in pencil, while passing my time at work last week. I had a few days of nothing urgent to do, so I decided to explore some character ideations, but honestly, just sketched without thinking much. As I began to accumulate more sketches, I found out that I had more fun drawing 'realistic' animals and monsters, rather than cartoony characters. Thats too bad, because I wanted to train myself to draw characters that would fit in to animation features, like Pixar's Finding Nemo or Incredibles. Anyway, It's an art journey for me, as I get to learn more about my own preferences.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hello! My very first entry is a simple sketch done in Photoshop. I played around with blue tones, making a simple composition and getting enough values to make it look nice. The story kinda evolved by itself, and eventually it became a wizard on his journey to a faraway castle. I was inspired to paint a quick sketch after watching a video in Erik Tiemen's blog.