Sunday, December 18, 2011

Figure vs Gesture

Yesterday was figure drawing day again. But this time I tried to approach the class a little different. At the CTN event I went to a talk about 'Gesture drawing the pixar way'. The talk was about the principles and exercises they do at the figure/gesture drawing classes they have at pixar. 

What they talked about was:

 "Don't focus on the science of drawing, focus on the soul of drawing. Gesture drawing is the science of the soul. Use the model as a jumping of shot. Take the mental shot, and go. Don't be a slave to the model. Don't get trapped in anatomy. Don't copy the model, interpret it. Go from a pose to a story."

So that is what I tried to do yesterday in the class, interpret the model and draw the story. Here's some of my first attempts:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CTN Animation Expo 2011 by Rubber Onion

One of the people I met at the CTN Expo was Stephen Brooks from Rubber Onion. He has posted a nice video and a fun read on his blog that, I think, captures the spirit of the CTN Animation Expo 2011 very well. 

Here is the video or read and watch the original post on his blog:

(You can even spot me in there somewhere)