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.
Last month in honour of the FIFA World Cup, Animation Mentor held a competition challenging participants to submit their best football poses. I didn’t win some free lectures (dangit) but I thought I’d share my thumbnail sketches and my entry here anyway!
The pose I submitted.
The pose I rejected.
And these are the thumbnail sketches I did to create the poses. As you can see, I did have some more “hero” type soccer poses like bicycle kicks, but I wanted to do something different from the other entries, and so I went in another direction. For reference I looked at top players like Zlatan, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Messi, Pele, Beckham and Rooney. Thank bejeezus I have a soccer-loving boyfriend who could point me to all these awesome athletes!
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!