Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Manga and Anime.

This next post somewhat shows how much of a nerd I am....although I guess that depends on your point of view. I have always been a fan of the Japanese style of illustrating through the manga and anime styles. A couple of years ago I stumbled across the YouTube channel of Mark Crilley. I love his line work and the simplicity with which he makes some amazing art in my opinion. In trying to understand some basics I have started going through some of his how to videos on YouTube. I absolutely love his stuff. Here's what I have come up with.

Drawing Eyes


And one more.

I was really pleased with the way this one turned out, especially since my pencil lead kept breaking. =/

I like how Mark does his line work and shading. I like it so much I have tried to incorporate it in my practice of drawing some more Andrew Loomis heads. Here are the results:

So not bad, but not my favorites.

And this is what I was able to do today! I like these the best!!!

Anyway, let me know what you think, comments, suggestions, thoughts, criticisms, I'll take it all. Looking to get as good as I can. I start taking classes in the fall at UVU. I hope to get in to a class or two with Don Seegmiller, Can't wait!!!

Aaaaaaaand I am back!

Wow! Life and work have been crazy. Things are finally slowing down again though, I am so happy for that! The last couple of months I haven't been doing much drawing, however, that has also changed. Here are some of the things have I been doing the last couple of weeks. Hope you like it. 

      City Scene from Shutterstock.com 

 Random figure drawings

Some more Loomis studies.