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Friday, November 30, 2007

Drawergeeks: Starbelly

The original inspiration for this week's theme on drawergeeks.com was the Dr. Seuss story "The Sneetches".


But as you can see from my entry below, and the others, people have done some other interpretations of the term "starbelly".

Now to give credit where credit is due: my design owes a ton of inspiration to artist Frank Cho, creator of the Liberty Meadows comic books. His drawings, and specifically his covers, of his main character Brandy are awe-inspiring. The pose in my initial sketch for my Starbelly design bore quite a resemblance to his cover for Liberty Meadows: Eden Book 1. Ok, maybe it isn't a big mystery why, because that is the only copy of his stuff that I have, but it really wasn't an intentional imitation. Once I went to clean up my drawing, I noticed the similarity of pose and intentionally imitated his color and shading style- hey there's no shame in imitating the best is there?


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Fellow Students

Often I would come out a Figure Drawing class with passable drawings of the model but great drawings of the students.
Here are two that I found. The top one is actually Disney Imagineer Gene Wiskerson who oversaw the class and who was sculpting the model in this session. The other is a student.

Thursday, November 1, 2007