Saturday, February 23, 2008

White Nude

This isn't breaking away too much from what I've been doing but it's more graphic. I worked over one of my sketches in Flash and made it bolder. Click on image to enlarge.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Coraline Teaser

Here is the trailer for "Coraline". Try and imagine it stereoscopically. I think it's going to be great.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Intimidated by Beauty

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I have friends who are incredible draftsmen and do beautiful designs that are playful and esthetically pleasing. Their nudes are stylized and graphic but still show knowledge of anatomy. I’m trying to break away from the fussy labored attention to detail but I’ve discovered I’m intimidated by beauty. I feel obligated to capture a likeness and record her as accurately as possible. I’m also intrigued by the subtitle flowing lines that curve and flatten. This picture shows my up tightness pretty well. Time I try lightening up and see what happens.

For some reason this image degraded in the transfer. It looks okay when enlarged but here is a detail that I kind of like the composition of better.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Poor Eyes

Time to get new glasses; I can either see the model with them or my paper without, but not both. Bifocals? Good grief!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Kevin Koch Blog
Here's a link to a good blog by animator and mentor, Kevin Koch. He's done many feature films and has some good articles. Check it out.

Saturday, February 02, 2008


This is a digital drawing of mine done with ArtRage, an inexpencive paint program. I haven’t tried painting with it yet but the drawing tools are nice.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Self Conscious

I've got to start drawing again. These of me in a mirror were done in ink at different times of day with different lighting. Scary!

Darthkoon's Videos

Here is a YouTube link to some great animation documentaries. There's a nice piece on Art Babbitt and one about "Persepolis". All great stuff: