Halloween is coming up soon and if you haven't already put up decorations or can't afford any of that stuff, here's a quick skull drawing guide so you can make your own decorations and all of your friends will think you are snazzy because you don't stoop for that "buy Halloween decorations thing". I wouldn't know because I don't' have any friends and if I did, I doubt they would think I'm 'snazzy'. Ahem...where was I? Oh yes, drawing the anterior (that means frontal) skull.
I know everybody else has a video tutorial that is in 15 different languages with funny sound effects and music, but here you go, a step by step drawing shot entirely on my camera phone. WOOT!
here. If you wanna eyeball it, it's fine, whatever, no pressure on this post. Actually, you should be exact if you are doing medical illustration but hey, these are Halloween decorations, right?
Golden Unit or Ratio.
Lost? Doesn't look right? Leave questions in comments below.
As long as we are discussing construction, we should cover the skull in turn around. Doing a turn around of any object or subject is easier if you know the construction or simple shapes of that make up what you are turning around (or turning in space visually). Below are notes from today's lecture with regards to turning teh skull. First step was review of the anterior skull.
here. Now you have examples of a frontal, 3/4 and profile skull all based on simple shape construction. Go make Halloween turnarounds! Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Greetings internet! Put some of my students to the task of animating a simple water splash. So while reviewing reference in class the computer (or the guy using it) crashed and I couldn't show my examples. BUT, because I have this blog nobody reads I thought I would post two totally awesome splashes from one of my favorite movies, The Iron Giant. The great Michael Gagne styled the effects for this film and also worked on the second shot in this post, while Ryan Woodward worked on the Hogarth splash. Both segments follow below. These are from the scene when Hogarth, Giant and Dean go out to the lake. Hogarth says, "Hey Deeeean! Watch this!" Dean sits in a beach chair with his coffee and newspaper, "We're watchin', we're watchin." This is for professionals only!" and he jumps off a rock into the lake. (Sorry some frames strobbed out but here it is for the most part.) this one is a good stylization of a realistic splash.
Secondary splash breaks the surface...