Went and guest lectured at a character design class last night. As part of it I gave them an assignment to draw a lucha libre wrestler. We only had half an hour to work, but it was fun (for me at least). This is what I came up with. I need to put some color on this guy, but that's just not gonna happen today. Anyway, enjoy.
I'm going to teach a character design class this thursday and wanted to have a small assignment to give during it. I decided on having the students design a lucha libre wrestler and then having a critique at the end. I wanted to talk to them about all the principles I follow and use and generally my thought process as I go. I figured a good way to do it would be to put it up here so I could easily reference it so you all get to enjoy it as well. I start with a really rough sketch, mostly just finding the shapes that I want. This is where the drawing happens for me. I usually do these rough sketches in just a few seconds, maybe a minute. If the drawing is working at this early stage, then it should work no matter what details I throw onto it later. After that I usually find some reference to help me refine my initial idea. Sometimes this can be reveresed. Sometimes a great piece of reference inspires a new sketch out of me. After I find the reference I refine the sketch down even more to a more finished state. After that I throw some color on it. The details in the final sketch and the details in the color can vary depending on the project or the effect I'm going for. This color is pretty quick, but it does the job well enough. Enjoy.
Last week a friend of mine, Joe Pearman, asked me "what should I draw?" I told him (and don't ask where it came from, cause I don't know) "draw a bear in a tutu." Over the weekend I had a bit of sketching time and I thought that the whole bear in a tutu thing was a good idea so I drew a couple up and threw some quick color on them for your enjoyment. Which one do you like best? Enjoy.
P.S. Hopefully I can get Joe to put his bears up on his blog. If you want to bug him about it his blog is http://josephpearman.blogspot.com/
Do you think it's funny that I call these ones Daily Sketch and I've done 3 of them in like a month? Doesn't seem very "Daily" to me. Oh well. I did this one after I had watched a short animation of a cupcake called Muffin Jack and Jeremy. I tried to find it to link to it, but I guess it's been taken down. Bummer. The animation was fantastic and I just needed to draw a muffin (or cupcake or whatever) running in fear. Go figure. Anways, enjoy.
I drew up this sketch about a month ago and thought he could use some color. I had just taken my kids to see The Croods at the theatre and had cavemen on the brain I guess. I'd also been looking at the concept art on the film, especially the drawings by Carter Goodrich who I am a HUGE fan of. This is mostly inspired by his drawings. I thought it would be cool to put it on a cave wall just for kicks. enjoy.
This was my second attempt at the Cup O Doodle sketch. I originally was going to draw a snake and my wife looked at the lines given to me and told me that was too obvious a solution and I had to find something else. I listened to her. I usually do. My life goes a lot better that way. Enjoy.
This week a friend of mine encouraged me to try out Cup O Doodle. It's a blog where they post up sketches of random lines or stains or shapes. You look at them and then try and make a sketch out of the madness of it. Think of it kind of like a Rorshach test, except that instead of telling people what you see in the ink blots you are sketching it out for them and filling in the little gaps. Here's my first attempt at it. The first sketch is what I came up with and the second I have an overlay of the lines they gave me to use. It was pretty fun. Enjoy.