You know that meme? The 15 minutes late with a Starbucks?
Yeah that’s me, only it should be 84 years late with a frape.
Either way, here’s my final piece for the @klangst-week! It was so much fun doing this, even if I didn’t participate from the start! Big thanks to the awesome people that made this a thing <3
Getting to know someone takes time, effort.
Getting to know Lance McClain takes a whole more than that.
That’s not to say that Lance is a broody mysterious character straight out of an otome game.
No, Keith thought, quite the contrary. Lance was the most sociable person he’d met, always greeting everyone with a grin and bright eyes. Besides, it was Lance that initiated this..thing between them in the first place.
It started on a lazy summer day of their first year in university, Lance flopping down besides Keith on the grass, beckoning him about the book he was reading.
Halfway through that year, Lance slipped his way into Keith’s everyday life, fitting himself into Keith’s routine.
By the end of the first year, Keith realised Lance found himself in his morning thoughts and his fitful rest’s dreams, a feeling meddling at the pit of his chest that he’d yet to acknowledge.
He’d start to notice little things about him, things that urged him closer to figuring out the unsolved puzzle that was Lance McClain.
Finished carbon pencil drawing. Detail. Jordan Burroughs, Olympic and 4x World Champion Freestyle Wrestling. By Marc Duquette. Part of my “Wrestler’s Badge of Honor” series highlighting wrestlers unique cauliflower ears.
What kind of material did you submit when applying to animation schools?
Hi ! mmh last year I didn’t had the time to do a portfolio, it was a big rush and already June when I decided to leave my previous school. But here a photo of what I had (my broken A3 bag, a lot of sketchbooks and I’d printed some old digital drawings…)
But two years ago I submitted a portfolio (A3 with academic drawing, nude, sketchs, life drawing, perspective, character design, concept art… etc..)
Here something I did … I was 17/18 years old ? haha..
But I really submitted a lot A LOT of sketchbooks !! I really love sketching ! (OC, character design, posing, storyboard, illustrations etc…)
And originals too :) (sorry i don’t speak english very well, so i can’t express everything i want to say :x) Voilà !
Another skull drawing - this time colored pencil on bristol board! The bristol works in a way I understand, the only downside being that it’s time consuming to lay down large areas of value. I do like the feel of it but will need more practice with the material.
Expect a lot more skull drawings as I mess with paper types.
Did you study any subject formally, like anatomy, or are you just observant?
I took an academic drawing course for like half a year at TAW in Viborg. It involved some anatomy, mostly in terms of bones and big volumes (see: Gottfrid Bammes’ The Artist’s Guide to Human Anatomy), then later on I ran into some of the same stuff at Calarts. For a while I did a lot of studies of old paintings & buff man gay porn.
Study after a Russian academy student. Unfortunately, I’m not sure of their name as their signature was scrawled in Cyrillic. This paper was quite heavily textured so I got some very undesirable results but it was good practice.
Some more academic work! I’ve been thinking about how to combine realism and expressionism in my work, e.g. having expressive lines in an otherwise realistically rendered drawing. And I’ve found some quite interesting solutions; there are infinite ways of distorting an image, making it your own. I hope to be able to do lots of experimenting during summer break in June. Until then, more studying!
Sorry asking you serious stuff out of the blue, but, I'm also an animation student, and sice I started searching for others students on tumblr I realized that my drawings are really worse than theirs. I know that comparing is not good, and the aswer is always effort. But I'm worried that even with all the hardwork, I'll end college in a bad level at arts (since I prefer 2d animation, thats bad). So I wanna aks you any tips you could give? How do you manage to keep training? What do you do? (>_<)
When i started studying Art for real i
too compared myself to all the other students and professionnal and i
reallized i wasn’t good at all, contrary to what i thought. It’s a
big shock and it makes questioning yourself.
But you have to know your learning is
not over yet and you’ll definitly see major improvements.
I saw this graph i find very true :
basically your technical abillities come in period, it’s not linear
and there’s time you’ll think you don’t progress. But if you work regularly, there’s no
way you won’t progress. Draw everyday, even if it’s for 20 mn and you end up with an ugly sketch.
Everyone is different when it comes to
motivation. The easiest way, i guess, is homework : you can’t
escape the work you have to return to your teatcher :)
Otherwise, there’s no miracle,
practicing academic drawing (portraits, studies, copy) is what makes
you improve your skills. Don’t underestimate references, there’s no
way you can improve in anatomy for exemple by drawing characters from
can be unpleasant but you have to do it many many times : if you
choose to focus on portrait, you have to make dozen of them. Don’t
hesitate to start again a drawing you think is not good, it’s
sometimes better to make a clean sweep.
I do : doing live drawing whenever i can, sometimes i sketch people i
see on TV. Don’t press the pause button, if people turn their heads
or disappear from the screen you’ll just have a shapeless scribble
but it’s ok.
i find pretty motivating is
story to illustrate :
create characters and their environnement, you
have to make charadesign, costume, props, landscape, the whole world