Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bad weekend

Jerry is a Neanderthal in my drawing. Check out his lunging cranium.

I got food poisoning! I actually did this before the last one I posted, but I don't have anything else to do, so here it is. I think I barfed so hard that I got some acid in my brain, because I can't focus too well.

Hope everyone out there readin' had a better weekend, with less vomit!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eisenberg study 2

Left hand looks ridiculous, arms are too low, Tom's tummy is too fat (there's more emphasis on his chest in the original), some problems with the background (the pipe is the wrong shape, the top of the mantle has angle problems... and, for some reason, I messed up the straight vertical line on the left side of the fire place... but I am getting faster at these. I don't know about better, per se, right now. It's frustrating, because I can see all the problems. I'm happy I am at least better at that part.

I think I'm just not as focused because of school stuff. I will be back on track and on top of things when the semester's done.

Probably won't be many more for the next couple of weeks, things are getting to that end-of-semester crunch time.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Eisenberg quickie

I started this when I had a headache last night, and finished it today on lunch break. Lots of mistakes, but I don't have much energy to crit tonight. Rest assured that I see that the head is too big and his line of action angle is wrong, legs and a few other features are too small, the eye on the right doesn't wrap too well, etc.

I just wanna pull his foot out so that his leg is anywhere near as extended as it's supposed to be.

Haha, I don't even know why I am showing this. Maybe just because I find the arms so hilariously big and awkwardly attached. The next one will be better. I am sorry, Eisenberg. I hope I have not angered you and all the other cartooning gods.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Another spare-time study

Isn't this picture beautiful?

Holy crap, I just look at it and I want to draw!

So, that's what I did. Couple breaks at work, and a work day one of my classes.

I was pleased with how much easier crazy, seemingly complex drawing is when you start to practice construction and hierarchy! It felt good. BUT...

I dulled down the pose! Which is sad because Bugs' face is just full of life and spunk. Tisk tisk. It should stretch, commit more. I made the base of his neck too thick. You can't really see it too well but I have the shape drawn underneath. It sort of got lost under a patina of pencil and eraser. Rest assured that it's there and it's too fat at the base, where it attaches to the body.

There's too much of a gap between the far left tooth and where his mouth starts!

I also think that I assumed his muzzle protruded more.

The angle of Bugs' body and the arch of his back are a little off. Also his tits don't sit right. My red-line is wrong on the bottom of his right boob. It doesn't show the crease on his bra right. Also they're further down on his body than they are in the cartoon.

The top of the head is a little extreme. I didn't make the cranium shape large enough and I don't think his head-fat fits on as tightly. It also doesn't connect as well to the cheek fat in my drawing.

Next time in line: Eisenberg drawings, another coloring book image, continuing to get my ass kicked by animation.