Monday, October 29, 2007

trick R treat Complete

Two days early, but I have to move on to other stuff. Here is "Brown Recluse". This is a step away from my usual stuff but she was fun to paint. Tried to go for humid, muggy feel in the BG don't know if I pulled it off, I'll have to hit it again, I suppose. Below, I also included progressions. Somebody already asked me for a print. If for some reason you want to buy a print of this shoot me an email. Webs are a lot of fun folks! If you drew stuff for this challenge, send it on over or post me a link. Have a Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Skeleton & Muscles of the Anterior

To continue our anatomy lesson, here is a series of images with regards to the anterior view of an eight head high male. This stuff WILL be on the test...Here is the female anterior broken down in the steps of the GCAT method as well. Anatomy is essentially the same. Please let me know is this helping fill out our discussions.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Plan Nine From Outer Space!

We have finally arrived at the "Plan 9" portion of my storyboarding class. For my students, I am posting some screen shots of this very special and favorite film so that they can take a look and fix the shots. For the rest of you, click to enlarge the images and look back fondly at those happy midterm times. The images are sequential, but only cover a little less than half of the film's length.
The twelve shots shown have been chosen because each presents the question of good composition. Do these work? Are they visually pleasing and lead the viewer's eye while staying focused on the story? What can you do, using the methods and terminology we have discussed up to this point? Some are very obviously correctable and others may be less so. Give these a "shot" and we'll review your progress on next week. The aspect ratio is 1.33:1 if you couldn't tell work no smaller than a 5:3.75 inch panel and do these in your sketchbook. If you have questions email me. Good luck.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Muscles of the Posterior

Here are some lecture drawings created for our discussion of the muscles of the rear.
If you need me repeat the function, origin, and insertion of each of these muscles, just leave me a comment. Remember the muscle pulls in to its origin. The bone, or system attached at insertion gets pulled.
Skeleton visual starting point.

The top layer muscles are shown isolated and identified.

As they would appear without the skin, note the stretch and compression on either side.
Anterior is to come, hang on.
Let me know if you're looking for a detail.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Into The Pop

...And another PSD painting from my daughter. I know, I know she's already better than me. I wouldn't post it if I weren't a proud daddy.This one she called Mist-tree 9.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pelvis Studies

Every semester I discuss the all important "A" from the "GCAT" method in figure drawing. This semester is no different and this time I opted to post lecture notes and studies here to further my students' notes and for your enjoyment. "A"- Anatomy with harbinger being the skeleton. With hope, the sketches shown will provide some visual assistance for you. This is just a coincidence that we cover the skeleton shortly before Halloween. Let me know if this is helpful for any of you. Have fun drawing!
Here's some of the "G"-gesture & "C""C" - Construction ready for some anatomy now.
Placing the skeleton, emphasis on the pelvis in the previous threeA quick sketch using all components and little finish. More to come.