Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Some drawings from last week

Didn't get out to life drawing tonight, but here's some 1-3 minute poses from last week. They're pretty tiny.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A couple of heads

I generally do a page or two of doodles to warm up. These are a couple heads I liked from last week.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sketches from Bryant Park

I did these while hanging out with Raina and Cleo as we held a spot for movie night in Bryant Park last Monday.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sandy Neck

I painted this for my Nana's birthday which was on Tuesday. I've been trying to do more watercolors, but its hard to get a loose painting from a photo reference. The colors look way dark on my monitor, but I'm trusting that it's just my computer...

The Animation Block Party is this weekend. It's the first time I'm able to attend. Should be fun!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ritz launch

Hey the project I just art directed launched online! I did the character and prop designs, and the main design concept of the webpage. I also did the storyboards for the Water Fun, Backyard Fun and Barbecue Fun episodes and some animation tweaking here and there. This is what I've been doing for the past 2 months at work.

Monday, July 20, 2009

some cat sketches

My cats were posing the other day.

Secret of Kells was just beautiful! I was happily surprised that I enjoyed the story as much as the artwork. The soundtrack is available on itunes and is lovely in itself.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

1 minute

Here's a bunch of 1 minute poses from last nights class. It's my first attempt to instill some of the new found knowledge of the Walt Stanchfield lectures. I'm trying to stop making pretty pictures and make good gestures. Drawing is hard.

Last night I also had to say "see ya later" to another of NY's finest who is moving to LA. Be nice to Mr. Warburton, west coast. On a positive note, I got to catch up with a bunch of great people I never see.

I got a copy of Bill Cone's "Light, Water & Granite" delivered to my door today. Pastels have always eluded me, but what this man can do with color is just amazing.

Also, I've updated my resume on my website!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Upcoming stuff

I don't usually post non-art here, but this is all art-related...

An animated film I've been long anticipating is playing this Saturday and Sunday at the IFC theater (11 am both days) I've been following the production blog for The Secret of Kells for quite some time. It sounds like it will get a wider release, but why not help give it a little push?

I also got my copies of Walt Stanchfield's Disney lectures yesterday. The two volumes are much heftier than I expected and FULL of awesome drawings and instruction. A lot of this is available on the web for free, but I'm the sort who likes to hold things in my hand and flip through them rather than stare at the computer more than I need to.

Any artist, whether an animator or not, can't help but benefit from this legend's teaching of gesture. I'm looking forward to getting into chapter 2 before life drawing this evening.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Two more from Sketchcrawl

An ink and watercolor sketch at 110th and CPW.

Allan on the LIRR.

Tonight I'm checking out the NY Philharmonic in Central Park!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sketchcrawl #23

A few drawings from Sketchcrawl on Saturday:

Central Park and 110th St.

Jazz on the Great Hill in Central Park

I also have some photos from Sketchcrawl and the Asian American Comic Con over here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Drawing time

I got back to Asifa drawing this past Wednesday.

Don't forget Sketchcrawl #23 is tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sketchcrawl #23 this Saturday

Sketchcrawl #23 is this Saturday July 11th. A group is meeting at 9:15 at the Met or draw where you wish until 1 pm when everyone will be meeting up at Central Park Jazz Festival at the entrance to the park at 106th St and CPW. I'll also be heading down to the Asian American Comic Con in Chinatown later that afternoon to visit Allan's table.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Oh look, I'm posting again!

My gig of 2 months ended last week, so now I have more free time to draw. Hopefully I'll have a link up soon for the web project I was art directing, but for now here's another paper bag drawing.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I'm looking forward to a weekend full of barbecues, family and friends. Enjoy yours!