Tuesday, May 13, 2008

gesture drawing

So, a group of us at Blue Sky have started to take half an hour everyday to just draw. It's been great: we stop working, go to a room, and let the worries of our day stay on hold for a full thirty minutes while we let pencil meet paper. It has made me realize how much I really miss drawing...

It's been pretty fun having animators pose for each other. I have seen a lot of poses in the past 3 weeks that I had never seen done by the models I have drawn before. We have been trying to get story key poses here and there, and come up with emotions etc to draw from. We have also only done 30 sec to 1 min poses, and nothing past that. You have to be fast, lose and in the moment, NO TIME TO THINK!!

Anyway, I have gone through a sketchbook and a half already in 3 weeks. It took me a while to sift through it all and scan the ones I thought I had been somewhat successful... I am still trying to work on pushing poses and finding the story within the pose... got a ways to go, but the improvement over the last few weeks has been somewhat encouraging:







I will try to keep up with posting since this took a while to put together! I am also still working on the 2d dialogue test... taking me a while as I am experimenting with work flow and such as I go.

8 comments:

Lluís Llobera said...

Awesome stuff mr Coats !! Really inspiring !!!

.. And thanks for giving us so many awesome sketching pointers :-)

HONK -

Lluís

David Sloss said...

Yeah they are alright I suppose.

JK-very nice Coats.
Now finish that Sid shot ftlog.

Alina Chau said...

V nice gesture drawings!

Aira said...

wonderful gesture drawings!
congratulations

Harold said...

whoa dude, awesome stuff man wish i could draw that well....wonder if other artists are like highlanders hmmm.........

Manoj Singh said...

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Manoj Singh said...

Really lovely work!

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