Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Clampett Studies

Here are some of Geneva's latest studies. Good stuff.





I have one criticism: The lines are too hard and clean and I don't totally feel the construction underneath. I would soften the lines and leave the construction lines to be sure I understood how the drawings are built, not just what the proportions are.


I like the finish on this older study of hers.
Remember that the goal of copying other artists' work is to eventually be able to make your own poses applying the same principles that underlie theirs. It's not to just be able to make a 2 dimensional imitation of a specific drawing.

6 comments:

Geneva said...

Thanks, John!!

I still have construction lines, but they don't scan so well because I switched to a new, harder type of blue pencil. From now on I'll be sure to darken them so that they are visible in the scanner. I'll also try not to fuss so much over darkening the finish.

Thanks again, John! You are the best!

Larry Levine said...

Geneva, Beautiful work!!

Pilsner Panther said...

Geneva, even if I could draw well (I can't) I'm not sure that I would have wanted Mr. K. as my teacher... he's really demanding!

I would have been a decent scriptwriter in the classic cartoon era; maybe a Tedd Pierce type raconteur, but Pierce never drew a thing (except maybe some storyboards?)

You keep going, young lady. Someday I expect to see your name on a great feature cartoon. Pencil animated, and no CGI!

Alex said...

'Remember that the goal of copying other artists' work is to eventually be able to make your own poses applying the same principles that underlie theirs.'

YESS! That is the idea. I feel this truth because it is helping me out in my own drawings of late.
This summer, I am at an internship where I am designing adverts for an art program. It's a gig where I get to draw all day.
Having practiced with constructing pre-existing animation drawings gave me a foundation with which to create ads and concepts that have appeal, construction, and clarity.
Just take a strong look at some recent posts of mine for evidence of this.

bloatedsackofprotoplasm said...

Wow. Those are great. I haven't ever done studies like the ones that John suggests before recently; but since I have been doing them, mine are always so off that I don't even know how to critique them. I think that I have a really bad habit of tweaking each feature according to how I think it should look in relation to the rest of the drawing as I go along.

HemlockMan said...

Gosh, I Barks! Even when someone else is using him to do studies. Nice work!