Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pirates, Pirates everywhere!

(Also titled, Why we love John Tucker!)

Went to life drawing again. It was the wondrous John Tucker last night! He was doing his pirate thing. I was doing my "I've been working on a really amazing project that heavily features non-perfect and clean lines, so I am going to try that tonight" thing. Most of these drawings are basically one line drawings, never lifting the pen off the paper. I am delighted with some of the results.

I also did two great little sketches of one of my friends in class, drawing, but she has forbidden me to post them. Color me not happy. *pouts*

Also, odd little tidbit of trivia. It's been so hot down here in LA, that the glue holding my sketchpad together MELTED! My sketchpad is no longer a neat, squared off pad, it's more of a "I'm ready to flip this animation shot with perfect flippity" angle. And yes, I did just say that.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Think fauns, centaurs- THINK!

Okay, so at life drawing last night, the model wore these huge horns. And while I know she was trying to channel a little more "Maleficent", I tried to go the faun/centaur route. I don't know how successful I was, but I would like to go back to these soon and try to spin them a little in the direction of Freddy Moore/Manu Arenas. If you don't know who Manu Arenas is- GO LOOK HIM UP NOW!

Okay, admittedly the main reason I may want to turn her into a faun or centaur was because I couldn't actually see her legs through all the people at drawing last night. I never sit in the front. But I think this could be a fun game. We shall see.

Also, not sure why I avoided her hands all night... That's not like me at all! Admittedly, I was REALLY far back...

Monday, June 6, 2016

Back to the Zoo on a lovely LA day

Hey, blog readers.

I met one of you the other day. I was supremely awkward, yet again... hahaha! (Sorry, Lindsey.) I do apologize to any one else I have ever met/will meet. I don't mean to be awkward, but I seriously forget that there are people who actually READ this blog, so when I suddenly hear someone else mentioning it, it weirds me out- hahaha I will strive harder to be cool or whatever.

Today was an unbelievably beautiful day in Southern California, so I had to head to the LA Zoo again for some sketching. Didn't get many animals in. Spent a lot of time with the gorillas. Considering what has been happening in the current events and news and such with Cincinnati, it felt right to sit there. I love to watch how smart they are. And absolutely abhor to see the short bursts of violence against the glass that the gorillas display when all of the people/kids who walk by slam on the glass to get their attention, then get upset that they get the same disrespect they give.
I sat next to two or three separate gorillas, quietly sketching, and they never displayed any sort of anger against me. God, they are such magnificent creatures! I am simply in awe.

So here are some sketches I did. For funzies.

I think my favorite thing today was the feet. Their feet are so fantastic. And the gorilla sitting and playing with his toes was the perfect thing for studying how their feet actually work.