Thursday, May 14, 2009
Here's some older stuff that I found in some folders that I felt like posting either cause' I kinda' like the drawings or cause' I intend to redraw them all finalized style.
Illustration A assignment: My interpretation of beauty and the beast which initially involved punk versions of the two. Apparently, they fall in love cause' they're both skateboarding fanatics. I kept the rougher illustration cause' I enjoyed the silly idea of the beast eating a pig. The problem is, if you think about the situation too much, it's really sad and gruesome. I kinda' wish I could go back into the illustration where the beauty is crying over the beast's body and do more work on the window, but unfortunately I lost the originals. Too bad.
Aya and Aki faces: I liked these faces a lot. I've noticed that my older stuff looks a lot more complete. The lines are cleaner and there's more stuff going on. Everything nowadays is sketchy and incomplete. Ultimately, I believe there's much more to gain from sketching than there is from getting precious over a single drawing, but I still miss stuff like this. It's strange how when you look back on your old work, it feels like a different person drew it. I guess that's proof that people are constantly changing.
Girl: I like the folds on her pants. They still appeal to me though I remember that some people said they were distracting and strange looking. I guess I can see where they're coming from. She was based on a girl I was sorta' into, and who I'm no longer into. But I still kinda' like the drawing.
All in all, I think I had some weaknesses with anatomy and structure that I've since addressed though it may not be readily apparent. I'll post some more drawings from the sketchbook once I get back. There're just too many. This summer will be devoted to my graphic novel gig, zoo drawing, and learning how to color cause' I'm sick of my instructors saying, "the drawing is nice BUT..."