Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Unforgiven + Doodles.

"'spose you wouldn't mind lookin' in on m' youngsters while I'm gone..."

"Hey KID! It's ME! Will Munny!"

"No...But I ain't armed..."

I just watched Unforgiven the other day, for the first time, and taking a cue from Leo, decided to do a couple of quick shots that I thought were great. Clint Eastwood as William Munny, Morgan Freeman as Ned and Gene Hackman as Lil' Bill star in an absolutely astounding film. A great story, structured amazingly, brilliant shots, and amazing, engaging characters all directed by Clint Eastwood that made me realize why he's given free reign on anything he wants. He's really, really earned it.

And now, some doodles and observational sketches:

Also, I think I forgot to post this! The Princess and the Frog trailer is out! Go watch it!!
Comments are appreciated!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Well, THAT wasn't a long time between posts at all, right? ...Right?
Here's a bunch of drawings I did all over the place, but mainly in my favourite spot (anywhere that sells coffee). Trying to really focus and concentrate on gesture and character in the above, hopefully some of it comes across. Also really trying to push the poses more - pesky brain likes to straighten things out as vertical as possible.
I've been reading the Walt Stanchfield books as much as I can since I got them, and they are incredible. Thanks to Don Hahn for putting those together - I love the fact that no matter how many times I re-read it, something new always comes to light. I'm not big on quoting, but the following struck me as something I continually attempt when doing gesture/observational sketching, so I thought I'd share:

"Completion of a drawing does not depend on material representation. The work is done when that special thing has been said."
-Robert Henri

Met some fantastic artists this weekend - including the illustrious Scott C., Graham Annable and the awesome Kate Beaton.

Also, go see Star Trek.