051 inkwell

Friday, March 12, 2021

This piece is a homage to a very unique retro video game fusing '40s animation with run-and-gun adventure story. Studio MDHR had the graphics and animations drawn entirely by hand. A nod to Fleischer Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Gunstar Heroes, and many more. 🎮✨💣

050 character & animal design class with aaron blaise

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Tom Oreb study, They Drew As They Pleased Vol. 4

This fever started last week when I received They Drew As They Pleased Vol 4: The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid-Century Era. As I was going through the book I was responding to the artwork and being moved by it. I pulled my sketchbook out and I started studying the illustrations that stood out to me the most the first few times I looked through the book. I was so delighted with how my illustration turned out that I went down this rabbit hole of researching Mid-Century Modern illustration from the greats. I made a series of studies. My favorite from that night was this gentleman rabbit inspired by Tom Oreb's drawings.

Recently I enrolled in Aaron Blaise's Character Design class, which has been life-changing. The way I build characters has changed, and the fundamentals are so strong that the subjects I draw are coming to life even before they have their pupils drawn in. The minimal details and flow of character stylization have inspired me to look for different shapes in my compositions. I am very excited watching as my drawings come alive. I'm sharing some coursework or what I'd usually call class notes behind the jump. 📕🖋🎨✨