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New art goal: Get better at drawing Hellboy…and pamcakes.

Too many profiles, I’ll draw some full body ones later.

— 11 hours ago with 43 notes

#Hellboy  #profile  #color  #sketch  #pancakes 
Quick caricature of my pal Kevin. “The hype is real. The beat don’t stop”.

Quick caricature of my pal Kevin. “The hype is real. The beat don’t stop”.

— 1 day ago with 22 notes

Some gestures from class today. Character time.

Some gestures from class today. Character time.

— 1 week ago with 32 notes

#figure drawing  #poses  #characters  #gestures 

Tis Spring, bros.

Also, some traffic (HAIL HYDRA) cops.

— 1 week ago with 28 notes

#art  #cafe sketches  #seattle  #police  #bro 

Was tasked with taking human gestures in class & swapping them out with animals. I have found a definite Achilles heel.

— 1 week ago with 27 notes

#animals  #gesture  #figure drawing  #weakness 

Career Fair tomorrow. Almost outta’ this place. *grits teeth*

— 2 weeks ago with 31 notes

#graduating  #art  #animation  #student 
Something rough, but something different.

Something rough, but something different.

— 2 weeks ago with 59 notes

#scifi  #augmented  #helmet  #poncho  #cyborg 
ashbykent asked: I love your lines! Who are your art inspirations?? And how do you get such smooth, gesturely figures??


Answer:

First off, thanks!

It’s hard to boil down inspirations, seeing as there are so many artists out there.
Off the top of my head, I’d say: Milt Kahl, Chuck Jones & Al Hirschfeld. Also, I’m lucky enough to be motivated by a number of personal friends that are wicked artists (I always feel like I’m playing catch up with that crowd!).

I don’t know if I can appropriately say ‘how’, but I think it’s important to observe flow throughout the whole body, even in seemingly static poses. When I see a pose that I think ‘Oh, I’ve seen this a hundred times’ and it seems boring, I try to see how that person is pushing, pinching, twisting, and try to push it a bit more to inject some life. I’m not nearly as good / consistent in that as I’d like to be, but it helps break up the monotony.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes

Sketch dump from this week!

— 1 month ago with 280 notes

#sketches  #gesture  #cafe drawing 

Some gestures from this week. Mixing it up by going left handed. *sweats*


CLARIFICATION: Not ALL of these were done with my non-dominant hand. Wasn’t trying to imply they were, my apologies!

— 1 month ago with 42 notes

#gestures  #nude model  #figure drawing  #left handed 
Hey. Sketches I don’t absolutely hate this week, for the time being. Neat.

Hey. Sketches I don’t absolutely hate this week, for the time being. Neat.

— 1 month ago with 21 notes

#sketches  #brush pen  #marker  #city  #cafe drawing 
Assorted figure drawings from this week.

Assorted figure drawings from this week.

— 2 months ago with 24 notes

#sketches  #figure drawing  #brush pen  #model  #pose