Tuesday, February 28, 2012

30 MIN Speedpaint Club!

Like I was discussing in class last week.  I propose we start a side project.  This is just a little something to get your painting skill flowing.  I am totally inspired by the blog, Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?  Find your favourite artists, photos, movie stills and go to town, for 30 mins.
Original Artwork found here

This one might have been done under 30 mins.  I spent about a period of hockey on Saturday night with a glass of wine playing around on the ipad.  Because it was such a close shot it was certainly faster and less time consuming as a background or a full figure.   Looking at photos there wasn't much as far as lighting and warmth in the skin tones, which is why I opted for a painted portrait to study from.  I really don't mind the blocky colours although I'd really prefer if there was a sensitivity setting on the ipad stylus.

Monday, February 6, 2012

More on Glen Keane


Lately when I think of life drawing for animation, I keep coming back to Glen Keane.  He really epitomizes what I mean to life draw like an animator.  I love his passion for the art.  I love in this podcast Glen speaks about hitting a wall in his animation:

"when you run up against a problem, you always think it's because, 'Oh I'm not good enough'.  It's not that.  You've hit the limit to your knowledge, and you've gotta go out and observe and get something more.  Those are the best times, when you're... in a rut, and the world is open and you're ready to learn something new.  You've gotta go, you've gotta take advantage of that." -Glen Keane

PODCAST interview with Glen Keane:

LIFE DRAWING by Glen Keane