Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Directors Alfred Hitchcock and John McTiernan

Here are two sketches I did while waiting for stuff to render at work.Hitchcock. Love this man. He had patience in his films, which is exactly what most films today lack. Most films today are really long frenetic commercials. Without silence you have no noise.
John McTiernan. Predator and Die Hard changed my life. I was so captured by these films when I was young, so pulled into the world, that I had to figure out how he did it. No one moves the camera like McTiernan. I really want to have him over at my place to grill him a slab of beef and chat film.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Recent Figure Drawings

Some Gestures

5 minute gestures. I haven't sat down and really concentrated on gesture for some time. It was extremely frustrating, but to focus on purely tracing the figure was quite refreshing. When I was a just a wee lad I was always noodling the life right out of my drawings in the attempt to make them as realistic as possible. It wasn't until college that I was challenged to interpret, and it was shortly there after that my brain melted. I've always had a very hard time loosening up and still do. I get in and focus directly on the details. Most of drawing sessions consist of me slapping my hand and saying "Yo, cornhole, loosen up!"

Monday, January 14, 2008

Recent life drawings

Went to the UofU for Saturday's life drawing session. It felt so good to draw for three hours rather than the standard two hours at that we do at work.

A really fun face to draw.

She had some augmentation going on.