Monday, March 28, 2011

Concept Art - Posing to a text

 And here it is. My funky guy posed according to this story:

"Suddenly she came upon a little three-legged table, all made of solid glass; there was nothing on it except a tiny golden key, and Alice's first thought was that it might belong to one of the doors of the hall; but, alas! either the locks were too large, or the key was too small, but at any rate it would not open any of them. However, on the second time round, she came upon a low curtain she had not noticed before, and behind it was a little door about fifteen inches high: she tried the little golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted"

  Now, as you might have noticed, my character is not as feminine as it would be required for this. Nevertheless, he is posing for the story, bending down, while holding his little key to open the misterious door.

 I went and tried some new programs that I have never used before, in this case GIMP, Illustrator and Flash. I have to say that GIMP is a lot like Photoshop, and Illustrator has it's similarities with the former. Flash was something really new, but it was not so hard to get the hang of the basic functionalites. This is what I managed to animate in Flash:

Fun stuff to do! Now i'm gonna start on another character art project, this time more serious.

Smell ya later!

Concept Art - Doodely doodling in my sketch book

Good day!

The activity I am presenting is about sketching people around me, without much detail. Doodles! On my sketch book. Well, actually I own several of them since I was 15 years old, sketching has always been something I do on my free time once in while. 

These drawings are based on observation of people poses and not so much on detailed drawing. 

I just want to say a little something about one of the poses I drew that really made me sweat. Running pose! This is something really hard to draw, specially seen from the front. I even decided to make one specific doodle out of it, so that I could improve my first drawing. I think it looks fine, although the legs should be more curved to the inside, so that the weight feeling is more accented.

As part of this activity I was suposed to make a character concept out of the drawings I made. I made one funky "big" guy, unemployed dressing style, the kind of guy that might scratch his b#ls in public...i'm sure he could live in a trailer!

So with this done it's time to pose this fella acording to one of three stories that have been given to me to choose from, create three styles for him and animate them. Stay tuned for an update very soon!