Friday, April 19, 2013

Heist - Another Next 5 Board

I did another Next 5 story exercise. Based on this photo.

As you might noticed I cheated slightly, panel 4 and 5 are actually the same shot. I'm having a lot of fun with these things, more to come!

Drawn digtial with SketchBook Pro and Photoshop.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sketch Dump

A random collection of some of my more recent sketches, done in different sketchbooks. When I'm drawing the human figure I keep noticing how my thinking about poses and gestures has changed since I did that Schoolism gesture course. To a neutral observer there might not be much spectacular about these poses but I see a lot of improvement, my drawings are becoming a lot more dynamic.

The sketches above are done from a magazine. The gentleman on the left was based on a pic of Henry Hill, the real life gangster of Goodfellas fame. The other guy is some actor who actually isn't Andrew Garfield but for some reason this sketch looks a bit like him. (At least that is what I think.) 

Below are two more gesture sketches as well as two drawings I did in the Dutch town Maastricht, when I visited there back in February. As you can see I'm trying to focus a bit more on buildings and props when I'm sketching. That Virgin Mary sketch is based on a 15th Century wooden sculpture I saw in a Museum there. 

All sketches: Ink (Pentell Sign, Pentell Pocket Brush Pen, Staedtler Pigment Liner) on paper.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Siren - Next Five


The Next Five story exercise was created by Emma Coats, former story artist at Pixar. (You might know her from her awesome list of 22 story basics.) In this exercise you take a random photo (usually from flickr) that you draw as your first shot. The challenge is to draw the next five shots, creating a miniature storyboard.

Every now and then Emma will post a picture on her blog that you can use for this exercise and every time I save it with the intention of doing one of those next fives myself. For some reason they never got finshed, until now!

It took me some time to get to it (Emma posted this picture about a month ago) but here it is. Drawn digital with Sketcbook Pro, this was one great training. Even though I have been drawing digital for quite some time now, I still struggle to get to a level of control that is similar to working on paper (I work on a Wacom Intuos, I wish I had the money to buy a Cintiq) Of course there are always things you wish you'd done different when you finish something like this, but I had fun and learned something so there's that...