Monday, September 14, 2009

Tex Avery Mouse Studys

I don’t know, am I getting better? I am still not quite sure if and how I can decide.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Tex Avery

I think a beginn to really see the mistakes in my studys. I slowly begin to recognize if forms flow wrong, in the wrong direction or when I toned down contrasts. But no matter how hard I try, the drawing always looks somehow awkward.

I can try to concentrate more on proportion or less. Give even more attention to the negative spaces. Do the construction more attentive. Be more carful with everything. Or less. But no matter what how hard I try, there’s alway a lot of stuff that bugs me. At least it is the drawing itself, that feels somehow unnatural and cramped. But I have the feeling that I can be either relaxed to get more flow in the lines or be more accurate. Maybe I should try to do the construction with a separate, colored pencil to separate it more from the final drawing. So I can construct more attentive but without cramping on the final lines.

Has anybody some more advice what I can do to improve? Or are there even more mistakes, I haven’t noticed myself?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mickey Mouse studys

Now something a bit more classic: Mickey Mouse. It’s interesting to discover all these underlying structures, which really help, making things look more solid.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jay Ward Studys

I did some studys from screen caps of Jay Ward Shows. Was quite hard to construct them, because they often, break with the construction or the flow of the forms to create more suspense, still it’s great to see how good these drawings are working.

Bullwinkle is quite hard. I think I will have to do him again.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Second try for the composition exercise

Today I gave the composition exercise by John K. another try, focusing more on the hierarchie and less on the flow of the single lines.

At first I tried to figure out what are the major forms in the picture and how do they work together? The lines and arrows illustrate what are the major forms and how they lead the eye.

After that I subdivided the forms, still focusing on the flow of the forms and how they work together. Note how all the big masses auf tree are hanging down from the center of the tree.

Finaly adding the details, which still follow the big forms. Even the single leafs are supporting the flow of the whole foliage.

Tom & Jerry study

Today I did a study of an old Tom&Jerry Magazin Cover. This time I documented my single steps, so that my working process and the construction can be better seen.

Even though I messed up the proportions in some places I could really notice how a proper construction could help an image to work.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

3 Killers

Tried to continue my daily Illustration, using what I’ve learned from the Bugs’ Studies. Noticed how hard it is to apply all these things to your own drawings. There are still so many mistakes in them.

Bugs Bunny studys

I did three studys of stills from old bugs bunny cartoons today. I wouldn’t dare to say, that they were good in any way, but I think I’m getting somewhere and I also starting to see and feel the importance of good construction.