Saturday, September 15, 2012

Inking: Eyes and Eyebrows Construction

Figure out the form and position in space of the cranium first - you want the eyes to conform to the position of the skull.

-also make the pupils look like they are sitting on the form of the eyes, not going in a different direction

****DON'T POKE THE EYEBROWS AND WRINKLES TOO FAR OUTSIDE THE HEAD OUTLINE**** - you don't want to make the head silhouette too complicated


19 comments:

RJ Cervantes said...

Thanks for the great posts John. Question: Why have black strokes been favored in animation over colored strokes? I noticed you used colored strokes in the Simpsons opening. Beautiful stuff!

greenhorngallery said...

Yesterday at Home Depot I wanted to take a picture of the clerk squinting at the Computer screen, but I had no camera with me. Her eyes were really interesting/totally absorbed. Clerks don't usually strike me like that. I'd like to find a used light table. "Smart People" is a film I thought might be funny but wasn't. I notice when I tell something sometimes I'm in tears and other times it's flat. A lot goes into it. "Cans Without Labels" sounds funny. 1 part of something bigger?

Bob said...

Hey John I inked two drawings of yours in Toon Boom Animate 2... Here is a link to the drawings,

InkDrawings

I have been reviewing your notes about how to preserve form while inking and I am going to do some more today.

If you need a better resolution file let me know and I could attached one through an HTML tag.

Congrats and best of luck on this upcoming animation!

greenhorngallery said...

It's interesting to me that I left School recently because I was being paid to be there. It's right down the road and I own my place. You can't get anymore convenient. A lot of my reasonings were relational/Communication stuff/curriculum. That is really what's most important. I was the only 1 who signed up for Figure Drawing and the class was dropped. I felt a lack of leadership and made some knee jerk reaction comments on different occasions. In High School I quit taking Art Classes. We had 1 good field trip to see M.C. Esser in Chicago. This was my 1st encounter with a bald homeless man asking me "for money for a hair cut." I remember people. A couple of times in High School I would pretend to be sick and go to the Nurse's Station for the whole Art type Class. I wanted out. I did feel like one of the only kids drawing. These girls from a group home would stand around while the Teacher was in his office. One was preoccupied with my eyebrows. She wore jeans with "drop acid" written on them. I can laugh now. I failed Photography. This 19 yr old guy would kick my desk and call me "a dead F***." I was a Freshman. The Photography Instructors Dad told me a few years ago at a Play "how much his Son had had enough." Senior year I took some Art Classes again. What I thought was my best drawing was on display in a glass case in the Cafeteria. Someone broke the glass and stole it. No apology from anyone. One of the Instructors I had recently said, "I was up against people with years and years of experience." I know this! I can't compete with Computer Programmers. "Robots" is a film I was really impressed with. The Characters. "Rio" I quit watching. "Puss N' Boots" didn't interest me. "Shreck" whatever didn't interest me. "Tangled" didn't interest me. The new "Garfield" disappointed my Dad and I. I was a fan as a child. I had a really funny conversation in 2nd Grade Art Class while wearing my Garfield shirt. I referred to my shirt "as new." This Doctor's kid said, "no it's not, you wear it all the time!!!!!" He was upset. I think he loved High School. This one guy was sitting next to me in High School Science Class telling me "what an outcast I was." I had turned him down in Middle School. I sat in Science Class and these guys behind me were talking about "oh she has so many boyfriends." Picking on me. The Teacher told me in Class one time "I had a lot of patience." I wish he didn't have tolerance for that stuff. It's interesting that my Cafeteria drawing was stolen because I had quit going to the Cafeteria for lunch. I had a Psychology Teacher tell me "I was very perceptive but had a lot to deal with." I'll be in the grave at some point, but this is my life.

Hornybee said...

Hey John, here is my ink of Slab and Ernie.

Slab and Ernie

All these inking posts have been reet helpful!

James

stephanie89 said...

Hi john k!!you are very sexy and i love how your passionate with your drawings!!be sweet and well

steph

Juz Capes said...

Having a try...

here

stephanie89 said...

Hi john k!!you are very sexy and i love how your passionate with your drawings!!be sweet and well

steph

Paul B said...

here's my 2nd attempt at Slab:
Slab 2


Michael said...

"Cans Without Labels" will have naked butts in it so as to complete the opportunity for said pun, right? You know, sans the old Calvin Klein jeans.

se├▒or insomnio said...

Hi John, this drawing is my second attempt of coloration, not the first i received not a single comment , i hope that this attempt , you can comment on , would be awesome, I hope your response , luck!

http://insomniovision.blogspot.com/2012/09/2-intento-de-linea.html

Erik Butter said...

Hi!

I made some more inks! Like you haven't seen enough! :P

You can see them here.

And thanks for so many great lessons.

BTW i like that everybody here is trying to show they're inks and that greenhorngallery just post her own unrelated storys :D

Hornybee said...

Hey John, I did some more inks last night... It's becoming somewhat addictive.

Some more inks

It'd be great if I could give you a hand on the inks for your cartoon

Thanks again for all the tutorials...

James

greenhorngallery said...

I was playing the new "Alice In Wonderland" when my Sister and Nephew were over approximately 2 yrs ago. She got really absorbed by it. I thought that was a compliment for the people who made the Movie. I was really impressed by that Film. If I mention "While You Were Sleeping" I might hear "so and so considers that their favorite Movie." If I mention "Lord of The Rings" usually that's someones favorite. They all have a Story.

Facundo Ezequiel said...

I inked a Slab. I would really appreciate it if you could comment on it. Thank you very much.

THIS IS THE LINK

greenhorngallery said...

I think there's too much violence today in video games, movies, on and on. When you think about the CLASSIC "The Grinche Who Stole Christmas" there was a lot of good that came of it. Good story! In John K's Stories what is the redemptive message? "The God*** George Liquor Program?" I'm a Born Again Christian - I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was 23. Recently someone asked me to express that.

Paul B said...

Hi John! This is my 3rd attempt at Slab. I think this has more consistency:
SLAB 3

Facundo Ezequiel said...

Here's another ink. Please tell me how to improve, I really want to work on this cartoon for you!!!

HERE IT IS

Triadsense said...

greenhorngallery,

Watch "Big House Blues."