Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Zoo!

Yesterday, Nicholas (my colleague) and his wife, and my girlfriend and I went to the Zoo. My girlfriend managed to get some cheap tickets and so it was a great opportunity for me to try and sketch as many animals that I can in the zoo. You see, ever since a few months back, I've been training myself to capture gestures of people and animals. I have only tried sketching animals from internet videos, so to be able to do it live is wonderful! And I'm lucky to have a colleague that was similarly enthusiastic about drawing animals in the zoo as well.
I managed to fill up just 10 pages of my A4 sketchbook, as I initially hoped to draw more animals. I guess it's because we entered the zoo quite late-it was already afternoon, so next time I'll go earlier.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A bunch of Sketches

Here's a bunch of sketches after being absent from my blog for quite a while. Close to a month to be exact.

The first sketch one below was done while I was sitting in a small park, and I saw this toddler running about. He has a funny way of running which he puts up his arms as if trying to balance himself. What a funny little fella.

Some sketches of people in the MRT station. Yup, I see aliens and giant rat characters there too.

These sketches below are an attempt to draw some Disney-sytle characters. A few weeks back, I saw an advertisement looking for a freelance character designer who can draw realistic cartoon characters in Disney styles, so I decided to try to apply for it. Guess I wasn't that good because it didn't hear from them at all :p
But anyhow, it's been a nice attempt and I now know that I need to concentrate more on getting expressions out of my characters.