Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Life drawings from sept

These are some life drawings I did in September. Never got around to posting them. I still have a long way to go before I'm happy with my skill.

Monday, 21 July 2014

ink, water, and marker

Hey. It's been over half a year since I posted on this blog. What's new? I have been rejected by Sheridan and Seneca's animation programs, so I get to do minimum wage labour for the next half year or more.

In the meantime, I've been working more with pens, alcohol markers, and portable watercolour sets for subway sketching. There was this girl in my art fundamentals class who drew almost exclusively with pen and ink. She reminded me a lot of a close friend of mine who has a similar style. Also got that Vietnamese girl sass that I've come to love.


Quick transit sketching with the 0.3mm Sakura Micron

 With the same pen, only this time, I also used a Sakura portable watercolour painting set. it's great.

 First page of knee "studies"

Done during life drawing at APOP 2014 of somebody cosplaying a character from Madoka Magicka. on newsprint with 0.8mm micron and french grey prismacolor markers.

and that's it. I'm still not great at pen and ink yet, but I'll try to get there.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


I drew this matban and left him in Ryerson University's architecture studio late one night with a good friend o' mine. I see a loooottt of mistakes with it now, but it was fun to do!

Here's the finished project:

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

November life mini-update

I'm not really happy with art fundamentals right now, but I guess I ought to plod through it and try to pass so that I can get into animation within the next five years and maybe make a name for myself and my stupid  craft.

Here are a select few life drawings that are up on my wall right now. I'd take pictures of the other ones, too, but I'm tired. Two months of life drawing have brought me here. It hasn't been without its misery... but hey

I think I need to start learning some anatomy. There are huge gaps in my knowledge since I never really devoted the time to studying it. I've been told that my attempts at showing some anatomy need to be backed by actual study so that I can really begin to solidify my life drawings. I want to get really good at this... but progress has been painfully slow.

^ and up here is the culmination of what I've allegedly been learning in my program. It's a cardboard hand. It's made out of hot glue and cardboard. I'm so good at this. I deserve a medal! and some scholarship money so I can pay for VCA

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

i buyed prismacolor markers

And they're great! I just need to learn how to use them properly. I'm not really familiar with marker media aside from kindergarten arts and crafts time. I got a 12 set of Cool Greys and the primaries and secondaries in pastel so that my marker'd work has more subtle shows of colour.

Here's my squirrel character who's still in development. I'm drawing him constantly so that I can get him to a highly polished level in time for Sheridan's portfolio review. I realize I suck at laying down values, and that I should do more value studies if I want my stuff to have a better rendered quality to it. However, I also know that value studies aren't going to get me into Sheridan Animation...

Aaaaand here we go. I promise I'll get better at using markers because I plan on using them more for compositional thumbnails and rough storyboard layouts later on. These markers are kinda like Photoshop painting on paper, and I think that it's hecka cool.

The biggest sketch took three minutes. Surprisingly quick -.-

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Life drawings from the Gardiner Museum and OCADU

 some life drawings from a week ago and last friday. I did a loooot of them over because it helps me figure stuff out (:

 she was on a break, massaging her foot!

i like this one.

do more like this one but with better proportions and foreshortening

 lol what a thing

proportions were really bad on this one o.o

 didn't finish :c

 she was texting on her breaaaaak so i gave her the 30-second treatment

 from imagination because I was getting sick of the previous pose :P
 birds from the ROM! a far cry from what i used to be able to do
 character gestures on the right page
 the little sketchbook i always keep in my butt pocket! I use it for sketching on the metro~

i mainly use it for hand studies right now