Monday 24 January 2011

Basic Shapes

Hi again chaps.
I wanted to post a couple sketches I did recently of some people I saw in the street.
I noticed both of them because of their silhouettes, I think, because of the simple shapes they break down into.
I haven't done much charicaturing or exaggerating, they pretty much looked like this.
I just thought it was interesting how the little girl is a triangle on a box, with two straight lines underneath, and the lady is basically a triangle and two blocks with a little circle on top.
Breaking down into simple shapes and silhouettes in animation is a fairly major part of creating a character, and similarly is in illustration, and I thought it was interesting how these two people stood out in real life for me because of these characteristics.
Anyway, back to the colouring in.

Thursday 20 January 2011


Hiya chaps,

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year, I've been away from blogging for a while now, so I hope to make up for that a bit.

I have a couple of actual commission type things on the go at the moment, so here are some sketches of dogs that aren't anything to do with them.
I will however, post some work stuff sketches in a bit, when they've all moved on to the next stage :)

These are two dogs called Elliot and Spiner that have developed in my sketch book over the last few weeks. I really enjoy drawing Elliot.
Elliot is the bigger one with big ears, and Spiner is the one with the pointy nose.
It's very satisfying doing the base of his nose just in front of his eyes for some reason.
I imagine Elliot being a bit slow and dusty, and like an old general, and Spiner is very energetic, never stands still.