Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Atmospheric Perspective - line and value

What's up people?
This is a part of a handout I put together for my students.
It's about applying the principles of Atmospheric Perspective to the figure.
I wanted to show them how to increase the sense of depth in both line and value drawing.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

TV Doodles

I haven't had time to take any painting/drawing seriously these past days. I wanted to finish some of my WIPs but I've been so busy I couldn't get any personal work done.
Well, there's always pen and paper around.
And there's always television.
Put the two together and this is what you get.
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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Gestures and Block-in

Hello folks, these sketches are part of a handout I put together for my students.
It's about the importance of starting the drawing with the line of action - capturing the gesture of the figure - and only then start detailing and blocking in the shadows. More often than not they start drawing the details too soon.
The handout itself is not this colorful. In this update I used different colors to set the figures and their drawing processes apart from one another.
Feedbacks are always welcome.
I hope you guys like it.
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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Small Concept Study

Hello folks!
This is a quick demonstration I did for my students.
It's a small concept design piece.
I started off with different abstract shapes in several different layers, then I adjusted the blending modes, kinda merged them together (in Photoshop), and finally added the details and adjusted the colors.
Hope you guys enjoy it.
I think it turned out ok.
One of my students, Mauro Salgado, did an amazing job today in class (way better than mine, by the way). In order to check his work, just click on his name (highlighted above) or check the links section.
Way to go dude! I'm proud of you.
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The Chimp - WIP

Hello folks, how are you doing today?
A lot of people ask me about the chimp. Why is your blog called "The Laughing Chimp"? Who is this chimp that you speak of?
Well, I like chimps - that's the answer to the first question.
And I specially like my Chimp, the one I can't get off my back. That's the one, the answer for the second question.
I was able to sneak in and get a quick glance of the Chimp in its natural environment.
It's a work in progress, I'll post the final version as soon as it's finished.
I just hope the Chimp will like it. That UZI on the table tells me he's lock and loaded.
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