Sometimes Everyday I hear a song that makes me feel like dancing. So here are some sketches I did in my down time inspired by beautiful women dancing like rockstars in the Pharell video clip “Come Get it Bae”.
Take it easy on the clutch.
If you haven’t seen the video, take a look.
I will willingly take the blame when you inevitably start dancing too.
You know what I learnt (besides sketching is faster in Photoshop)? Drawing concern ain’t easy, mostly because you kind of need two characters: one to throw a pity party and another person to attend said party.
Concern. I could have sketched a lot of politicians for this one. Or celebrity fathers.
Exhaustion – now that’s something that comes easily! Drawing these poses was just about channelling my time at University and Japanese train commuters falling asleep while standing up. I have to say, even though I chose the first pose, I’m particularly fond of pose 3 slamming his face into the step:
Probably sketched from life. My life. Around 2pm in the afternoon.
No joke, that was a pose based on an image of a polar bear. HA!
Drawing balance was definitely the hardest to reference yourself. Normally I like to try a pose out myself so I understand where the body feels pressure and weight. Unfortunately I’m no Yogi or ballerina. In fact, when I tracked my Center of Gravity on Wii Fit once, the image it drew looked like a Pollock painting.
Enter Google Images!
Ahhhh balance. ‘Karate Kid’ at sunset anyone?
Next time I post about emotions, it’ll be for my final renders!
That, or I’ll have watched ‘Atonement’ and need to throw a pity party on the internet. You’re all invited.
Here are my sketches from Week 8 showing “physical strength”! If only it had been “mental strength”, I would have been able to do a pose of Professor X from X-Men with two fingers on his forehead while he uses his mind-voodoo.
The pose I chose (woah, Dr Seuss moment) is so horizontal because it’s based on this amazing cross-fit chick. She makes me wanna eat about a kilo worth of chocolate feelings.
We’re up to emotion poses in Animation Mentor! Week 3’s emotion was “excited”. I wanted to do something like my previous post:
– but I think the CG model doesn’t have 3 elbows and 2 knees, so I chose a subtly girly version of excitement.
I know what you’re thinking: “Steph. Don’t torture us with these preliminary sketches. Give us what we lined up for in the bitter cold. Show us your final emotion poses. Show us animation. Show-me-the-moonnnnneeeyyyy!” You know what, you’re right fantasy audience. I shall give you a show!
But only at the end of the term, when I know the work is as good as it can be 😀 For now, you’ll have to put up with sketches.
On another note, blogger The Byronic Man TOTALLY featured my question in his segment ‘Sexy Stalin’! Check out the article for his advice to my query. Have a great week everyone!
So every week in Animation Mentor, we have to do sketches that aren’t really life-drawings per se, but more ideas influenced by what we see around us. Last week was all about life around us and this is what I came up with!
My cousin’s beautifully smooth legs. Women aren’t easy to study for planes.
This week I decided I should get off my high horse and look at one area of drawing that I’m still not confident at – planes. Hence the name “Plane Jane”. Aren’t I punny? Yes, I realise I may have lost some respect with those last jokes.
Check out some new sketches on my “Sketches” page. I definitely need to keep studying this part of life drawing and will endeavour to do so!