May 31, 2012 09:10
May 30, 2012 10:05
Aladdin & Ariel
Wanted to practice drawing Disney characters to get a good sense of how they're constructed, and also because they capture great expressions without a whole lot of detail. Found some expressions sheets online of Aladdin and Ariel and copied them as best I could. Some I'm happy with, most I'm not. Still good practice.
May 30, 2012 10:01
"I Just Can't Wait To Be King"
ONE MORE self-portrait and I'm done with them for a while. I did this on the eve of my 21st birthday; an old photo from when I was a kid that I thought captured the excitement of it almost being my birthday.
May 30, 2012 09:54
Another couple of referenced portraits, of Pam from "The Office" US. The image above is the second one I did, which I was quite happy with (even her face on the left is a little too wide).
The drawing to the left is my first attempt at drawing her, using a different image that had a much more complex expression (she looks happy and excited but very meekly) so without much shading it was very difficult to capture. Also I'd messed up her facial proportions quite a bit so she doesn't look right at all. Thought it was still worth posting to show progress.
May 30, 2012 09:48
Portrait of Amy Poehler in costume. Another minimal-shading portrait. Really happy with this one too.
Reference image is below.
May 30, 2012 09:45
I wanted to experiment with strong facial expressions with very minimal shading, so I can try and get closer to a more cartoony style while maintaining clear emotion in the face.
May 27, 2012 02:42
"Die Another Day"
|Die Another Day|
May 27, 2012 02:38
Some of my earlier sketches from recent drawing; poses from reference images that I thought had interesting movement to them.
May 26, 2012 12:46
11 Second Club - July 2011 entry
This piece came 7th out almost 200 entries so I was pretty chuffed! I tweaked the staging of it slightly after judging, and the original can be found here.
May 26, 2012 09:51
2 sketchbooks down!
|The most exciting image of sketchbooks you've ever seen, probably.|
The next sketchbooks I've got are almost double the page count, and I'm also hoping to start doing some original drawings again as well, rather than just the referenced stuff I've been doing so far.
It's not the most significant achievement in the world, but it's something I can measure so hooray for progress!!
May 26, 2012 07:59
But this isn't one of those figure drawings; I've also been doing one or two portraits using reference photos for each figure drawing session I do.
This particular drawing is the first of a few self-portraits I've done so far. The original image is taken from a video of a dance rehearsal for a contemporary piece I performed called Trapped. Did I mention I'm a dancer?
May 26, 2012 07:17
|Cartoon me, circa 2010|
I'm Dave, and welcome to my new art blog. I'm an animator from the wonderful land of Oz, the one without the wizard in an Emerald City.
After an unnecessarily long hiatus from doing my own personal artwork, especially drawing, I've recently given myself a forceful kick to get back into doing what I love.
I'm still trying to oil my rusty drawing joints but I'm going to post as much as I can, even if some of is (knowingly) not that great. I've managed to get into a pretty consistent routine of drawing in the last month or so, and am already noticing a major improvement - so looking forward to how much more progress is yet to come!
I'd love any constructive criticism you can muster up; the more feedback the better! Hope you enjoy my work! :)
(you'll notice I tend to have done a lot of drawings from The Office; I keep finding interesting expressions and can't help myself!!)