If you haven’t seen or heard about these guys and their blog yet you should totally fix that and head on over to The Art of Griz & Norm!
Not only is the art pretty ace they’re both professional working artists. Griz, (short for Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay) is a visual development artist for Dream works Animation and Norm (Normand Lemay) does storyboarding for Disney Feature Animation.
My favorite portion of what they put out - and the relevance of this post within art reference and development - is this weekly bit they do called: Griz & Norm Tuesday Tips - every Tuesday they dish out really nice little ‘how-tos’ and reference pieces that cover everything from anatomical reference to important 'need to knows’ straight from the industry, (i.e. how to create dynamic composition, shorthand character design, drawing scenes with a cinematic mindset, etc .. )
“Tuesday Tips - LINE OF ACTION
The line of action doesn’t necessarily need to be drawn in. As long as you think about it while drawing, your gesture or posing will be stronger. It gives a direction to the pose, a force that runs though, or simply a visual pathways to guide your audience. Use it always!
[All image(s) and related text property and © of Normand Lemay - 2014 // original source is Art of Griz & Norm @ Tumblr]
'Tuesday Tips’ Intro List
This is just a quick start list - there’s about two or three times more already up on their blog than what i’ve listed and linked here so be sure to head on over there and enjoy the entirety of their collection, and always be sure to check back because like I said they update every week!
( *** - personal favorite(s) )
- Tangents - (x)
- Basic Head Construction - (x)
- Asymmetry in Facial Expressions - (x)
- Gesture Drawing (as a story artist) - (x) ***
- Character Design - (x)
- Basic Storyboarding Rules - (x)
- Silhouette - (x)
- More Acting, Less Anatomy - (x) ***
- Hands - (x)
- Feet - (x)
- No Straight Lines - (x)
- Beat Boards/Storyboards (what’s the difference?) - (x)
- Push it! - (x) ***
Hope you guys enjoy these super folks and their work as much as I do - good luck and keep drawing!
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