Sunday, June 17, 2012

I Choose You! (Revisions)

Well here's the final for the Pokemon challenge. I made a few small changes to the values and detail in the trees. Nothing too drastic but noticeable, and it brings everything together I think.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I Choose You!

Today's post is a bit random as it involves a subject with which I normally wouldn't illustrate. Not that I don't like Pokemon, rather I've just never thought to draw them. I'd say I have an appreciation for the super powered animals who are caught by children and forced to fight against their will in elaborate tournaments but I never had a gameboy as a kid. As such when Pokemon was at the height of its  popularity I was very out of the loop in terms of the actual story. Nevertheless I've always thought it was an interesting concept.

The prompt for this came from a Uarts alumni event called The Final Crit. There are a fairly good amount of Uarts grads in this event and it is the first of many challenges I'll be doing.

Pidgeotto and Caterpie

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jump, Flip, Tumble and Roll

Lately I've been feeling that my figures look too stiff. To fix this I decided to reenact an exercise from my junior year figure drawing class. Draw from parkour videos! This is a great way to get a wide variety of action poses.

I'm assuming it's pretty self explanatory but the exercise involves pausing the video and then drawing the freeze frame. I highly recommend trying this exercise, especially if you struggle with action poses.