Sometimes sitting around after a week of late nights and early mornings just makes me want to sleep… But I should probably draw something. Yep, bout time to draw.
So yeah, slowly starting to get more posts up. My wife has been out of town for a week for training so I’ve been playing more on my computer and what happened?! I drew something! Maybe she should leave town more often… (No Please N0, I missed her too much.) <—- brownie points!!!
Cool, check it out. Short time laps of a Wile E drawing. I really do dig that dood.
So I got an iPad Pro for Christmas from my wife. Was one of those things that I wasn’t too happy about, but her heart was definitely in the right place. There’s some great apps on the App Store for drawing and a good friend of mine from work it letting me borrow her Apple Pencil. (Thanks Loren!) I’ve been trying to use the iPad a bit instead of my Cintiq. I’ll admit its nice being able to sit in a nice soft cushy chair and draw digitally. (just missing Mischief)
I had been drawing some of the classic cartoon characters. I’ve got Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty from the Flintstones and my youngest son reminded me that I needed to add Dino. SO, I decided to use the iPad to draw the good ol pup.
I’ve been using AutoDesk’s Sketchbook for years and found that their iPad Version offers a time laps screen recording option. So not only did I draw Dino, I recorded the process. I didn’t bother with any commentary for the first time around, but who knows, maybe sometime in the future I’ll talk through the process or maybe just jabber…
OOOOH MY GOSH!!!! IT’S BEEN SOOOO LONG!!!
hehe, I’m posting nothing big, just me playing around in Animation Desk from the Mac App Store. I was doing some sketches of eyes, they’re fun really, they can tell stories. After a couple I just started thinking… BOOM!!! Animation. Not really. As you can see the eyes and nose slip down the page, the boxes around the eyes and nose tip are my attempt to keep them the same size. It’s been too long since I did this. I’m gonna get back into gear and do something with all that money I spent to call myself an “animator” : P
Nothing at all big, just been toying with drawing more… I’ve SUCKed really hard at my wife’s challenge, and for all of those that are following, I apologize.
BUT… I have an update.
WILE E COYOTE!!!
Chuck Jones has been a huge influence in my life and in my drawings. I remember when I found out that he passed away. I was at home in Illinois (before I moved to Missouri) and I had just woke up and I heard on the radio that “cartoon legend Chuck Jones, passed away.” I never met him, but I started crying… Grown man, crying over someone he never met. That’s the impact that he had on me though. Walt Disney is an icon in my life, but Chuck was someone that was real in the time period that I lived. I saw new cartoons that he did while I was in high school for crying out loud. : P
Wile E is by far my favorite cartoon character out there, so he just feels natural to me to draw him and enjoy him in all of his craziness. Enjoy. : )
So over the last few weeks that I’ve not been posting, I’ve been thinking to myself that I’m not going to be able to do much with what I’m doing and want to be doing if I don’t start driving myself to doing things. I work at a local Apple retail store and my job drains motivation out of me. So I rely heavily on friends and family to keep me moving. I had a friend of mine text me the other day and was like. . . “Soooooo, why you sucking?” Not really he’s not that way at all. He just asked, I haven’t seen anything posted recently, whats up? So I promised him that I would get a couple of things up tonight before the end of the day. Today was a pretty busy day, so at the end of the day, I’m finally getting ready to sit down and post some progress on things I’ve been working on. Pegasus is finally getting finished. I need to remove the layers, finish up some line work and retouch, but I think he’s turned out pretty good. My youngest son wanted a Mickey Mouse, but I couldn’t settle on a style so I went with a newer form of Mickey similar to the new Mickey Mouse shorts from Disney. He’s a little taller, but he’s just sketched out. Hang with me here.