Thursday, September 30, 2010

9-30-2010 Harpster

09.30.10 DHohn

I gotta' confess that I haven't touched my sketch book this week. Mostly because I'm either working on client projects or updating information for the classes I'll teach this term.
I thought I'd post these two photos since they are in the "spirit" of this blog (i.e. improving the skillz)

I'd also appreciate any thoughts on how understandable these images are. The second image is a little tricky because the idea of a shadow vanishing point (SVP2) landing on the wall isn't the most intuitive thing. (as I look at it, I might have to redo that setup for clarity)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

9.29.10 N.Morana

These two pages above were done earlier today with my friend Heather at one of the parks around Portland.

The past three days of drawings that I've finally gotten around to scanning. Some random doodles, some figure drawing and a sketch on a stolen pen and coaster from a bar last night. Todays sketch will come later today.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

9.25.10 N.Morana

Went out to Edgefield and the Chinese Gardens today. Lots of fun and I got some sketches done while I was out.

9.24.10 N.Morana

I notice right after I finish another drawing of this little kid that his head changes size. Need to work on that.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

9.22.10 N.Morana

Here is yesterday and todays sketches. I felt like I need a break from figure drawing today. Plus, I'm sure people must get sick of me posting the same thing day after day, but I'd rather do something that benefits me instead of scribbling to fill my pages. Any-who, today I grabbed a character I did for a class about 6 months ago. He is pretty fun to draw, and its nice to come back to something I haven't touched in a while. I'm sure he'll be showing up more.

09.22.10 DHohn

There is nothing like doing a painting just 'cause you wanna'!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

09.21.10 DHohn

Playing with more panoramic pictures. (Alliteration is sorta fun!)

9.20.10 N.Morana

Better late than never.

09.20.10 DHohn

Giving a 360 pan layout a try. Little too heavy on the wall/corner distortion, but I think that's fixable.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

9.15.10 N.Morana

More figure drawing. I know I've done some of these poses before, but its still practice.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

9.14.10 N.Morana

Got my daily drawing done and a good chunk of my finals done today. Success.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

09.14.10 DHohn

Another little iso study. A little more technical than the last one (you can see that I ticked off the base layer into units)


09.13.10 DHohn

Playing with isometric perspective layouts.
Not something I typically use for my projects, but kinda cool.

Monday, September 13, 2010

9.13.10 N.Morana

Trying to work on arms, because I think mine could be better.

tried some more arms and a leg

Friday, September 10, 2010

9.10.10 N.Morana

Today and yesterdays sketches, working on some character studies. The guy on the bottom is Ovi ( heres a link to his blog for David ) and the other is from The Princess and the Frog.

09.10.10 DHohn

 Page-o-doodles. This is what happens when students sit still long enough for me to draw them.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

9-7-10 Harpster

Yes, all I'm drawing right now are these made up monsters. Working from home and watching a 15 month old has killed my free time for going out and drawing. Right now my kid sees me drawing and he wants to grab the pen out of my hand. I just finished a really huge project for work so that should leave some new time for more intense studies and maybe a life drawing class or two.

9.7.10 N.Morana 02

Trying to loosen up and draw some more organic things. The first image is a combo of a couple different photo references and some imagination, and the second is loosely based off the Totoro's tree from My Neighbor Totoro.

9.7.10 N.Morana

Todays and yesterdays sketches.

Friday, September 3, 2010

9-3-10 Harpster

9.3.10 N.Morana

Yesterdays and todays sketches. Some planes from the pictures that a friend was kind enough to supply me with, seeing how I couldn't make it to the air museum.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Here's some class demos from yesterday's costume drawing class I teach. Each using a different approach. All were ink and/or watercolor