Saturday, December 05, 2009

Kaspar admires his dastardly wreckage

Still working on this assignment: From Storyboard To Layout.

Here's the original thumbnail from John K's blog:

Below is my sixth try at a rough layout. By this time I felt confident to exaggerate the pose a bit,  leaning him back further and straightening the arm that holds out the object of his admiration. Is that too much?

Looking at the above now, maybe I should have done more to stretch his left leg and squash his right.

On my previous post, John K commented:
They are a bit itchy looking and good use stronger construction.
Also be aware of the contrasts in my sketches and try not to tone them down

The itchiness comes from drawing the lines too slowly, and lacking confidence. The problem is if I draw too quickly I lose accuracy. The only cure I can think of is just to keep drawing and drawing in order to improve hand/eye coordination. So I decided to just keep drawing the same one this time.

Below are my first five tries, plus a seventh.

Excuse the club foot.

I'm also working on not toning down the contrasts. It's very subtle. It shows up in relative sizes & proportions, relative angles, not making things too straight or too smooth.

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