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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Get Creative

Sometimes in the drawing class we are beat over the head with the thought that we have to be photorealistic which may cause us to get a bit stiff. I now there's a place and time for the more classical way of drawing and painting but we in animation like to be a bit more impressionistic right?

So the other day we had a model {very graceful}who would continually do the same pose for us, over and over and it made me think "I have to get creative" and caricature her and still try to get the gesture out. You start to push the shapes more and accentuate the forms into an impressionistic style and not a realistic style even though its all based on reality.

The impressionists work of the past always seemed to have an energy to it and even a sense of movement. I truly believe we're all impressionists in animation, and if they we're alive today they would be into our art form.

Any how have a good one.






17 comments:

DODY said...

so beautiful work :o)

Alina Chau said...

beautiful drawings!!

Victor Ens said...

I'll try to be more creative next time we will have lifedrawing! I have to get out the stiffness out of my drawings. I'm just always too focused on getting it as close as possible to the real model which becomes only copying after a while.
Anyways, thanks for this post and nice sketches!

-Vic-

andy said...

Awesome drawings! Pushing the pose creatively is definitely something I need to do more, it certainly makes the drawings more appealing and communicative, as you've shown here. Very inspiring words and pictures :)

martin wittig said...

I am a big fan! Incredible sketches, very inspiring! Thanks for the posts:)

Rafi said...

I recommend watching these excellent Glenn Vilppu drawing lessons:
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/O2P47tZKtHA/

Todd Oman said...

Wow great stuff.

adrian said...

love 'em... love 'em

Alex Grigg said...

these drawings are fantastic! so loose and expresive

Ivan's blog said...

awesome blog, really Inspirational, really nice drawings.

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!! I HAVE TO GO TO YOUR CLASS!!!

Chris said...

these are so great Dave! I love the 5th and 6th ones down. The impression of something is so much more important to the viewer than a realistic representation. that is art. the difference between animation and film. and is why i love the arts and animation so much!

Tim Moen said...

i wish you lived in orlando and taught here. your figure drawings are beautiful. i love them, thanks for posting.

Tobio said...

Incredible line, go like an arrow to my mind,..!!! wonderful work.

bsleven said...

Theses are absolutely beautiful.

:)

L. Alannis said...
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L. Alannis said...

Whatsup man

Just bumped into your blog and it really got my engine running...These chik drawings are just what the doctor ordered AMAZING expressivity.

I'm kinda new around here and I would like it if you checked out my blog and write on it if you like some stuff...i can relate to your style. Eres Cabron wey

(www.alhanis.animationblogspot.com)