Saturday, August 23, 2014

Like Superheroes? Check this out!

The Superhero Auction for Jules Jammal will be happening happening on Sept 6th, 2014.  Have a look at this gallery of fantastic art and make a bid to benefit a scholarship in Jules' name.
We lost a great man and good friend and SJSU and Animation Mentor instructor in the Spring of 2014.  But the Animation/Illustration program at SJSU is raising money to help his memory live on through a a special scholarship award for future students.  The Super Hero Auction is an effort to make this scholarship a reality. Artists from ILM, Dreamworks, Disney and many other studios have used their talents to create super hero themed pieces ready for bidding as we speak. Please click the link above and check out some great work and make a bid.  A live auction will take place on Sept 6th at 6:00pm in the San Jose State University Ballroom. Also a book is being made with prints of the art work up for auction, signed by the artists!
The winning bid for my painting(s) will receive a free print of Hula Hoopin' Wonder Woman above. Thanks for stoppin' by!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Animal Drawing: Gorilla

Skeleton, keep it simple.  The shape of the ribcage is of more interest (at this point) than drawing each actual rib.  It's a huge barrel, just be sure to follow the form of it. Study the skeleton of your animal, measure the skull and compare it it to the lengths of the other bones in the body.  This will help you make more accurate drawings.  Students of animal drawing tend to draw the gorilla's arms a little short at first.
 (The cervical vertebrae are much longer than a human's for more surface area for the muscles of the neck to attach. Scapula come forward more than humans, cross your arms in front of you - that's how gorillas' scapula sit naturally as shown below.

Gorilla surface anatomy is very similar to human anatomy.
The muscles labeled below.

 ...And all of that stuff underneath fur

To keep you going, I have added some gorilla models sheets from Walt Disney's Tarzan (1999) (Hehe:)
 Or if Tarzan isn't your style, here's a fun one from "Superman; Terror on the Midway" (1943 Fleischer)