Did some sketching while on a mini spa break, here I used my trusted pocket brush pen again. It was a glorious day lots of sunshine a grand building and lots of lounging ladies!
Went to the MCM London Comic Con on Friday. These are two little sketches I drew in the games section, I used my trusty Pocket Brush Pen. The top image is the queue for the VR section and the bottom a little kid glued to the console with the gallery of famous people behind him.
This is my entry for the School of Visual Storytelling's 3rd Thursday Critiques where 5 images will be picked for critique. I could not resist this as the prompt contains some of my favourite things... Space and cuteness! XD
The prompt was this "Astrid cautiously stepped out of the craft onto soft spongy turf. Though she didn't see anything she had a deep sense that she wasn't alone.", I thought a lot about the composition and tried out several comps before deciding on this one, I also concentrated on a clear the space for the text and then tried to implement all the line weight knowledge I have been researching.
Just a quick sketch this week, coloured only with graidents! :D
The Crystal Gems form Steven Universe. I love this show, this and Gravity Falls are some of the best watching on TV at the moment!
I made this piece before joining OA Live. I would really like to do another, I think I would choose a different approach now instead of straight up show style emulation, though it is fun every once in a while!
Something different this week, I don't often get the chance to play but I found a spare 5 to try test out come lighting and composition, putting together everything I have learnt form the awesome Oatley Academy.
On Saturday I participated in a Virtual Animators lecture 'Animation Insights With Pascal Campion' where he demonstrated how he approaches panting water. Two words.. MIND BLOWN!
Wow, having never really thought about attending online lectures, until joining the equally mind blowing Oatley Academy Live (check it out!) it was an amazing experience, Virtual animators have a series of other lectures coming up soon with animator Andrew Deja called 'Broad and Subtle Animation and Approach to both' Thought I would put the shout out as I will be attending and hope to see some of you there!
Here inspired, I played with some lighting!
This is the inspiration for Luna Shores, my 2011 project A Trip To The Moon. In which a spaceman and his only friend a rubber duck get separated on a desolate planet.
This is not it's original format, it was originally drawn in pencil on a folded up piece of A3 paper to form a small fold out booklet, so the big moon reveal in the last panel was very dramatic as it's huge! I hope I can keep that drama in the animation.
Whilst hunting for all the parts of my original comic I came across these. The top line of spacemen drawings are my original initial sketches form 2011! Underneath are my recent development sketches he has come along way.
If you are wondering about the girl and the duck in the corner I had totally forgot that my original idea for the comic had nothing to do with the spaceman. The rubber duckie was originally meant to be a rock singers good luck charm which she lost on the night of her biggest ever concert, she was going to sacrifice her fame for her friend, the story didn't resonate with me then and it still doesn't today it feels very shallow and stereotypical, even by the end of the thumbnail page layouts of the comic she had turned into the spaceman.
Some quick images of Spaceman and Duck playing in the cosmos.