I haven’t posted in awhile, so this long post is to make up for that. For the past month I have been traveling, but I’m back and I will start posting what I’m working on. My goal is to at least update this blog once a week.
Before I left, I started on learning how to draw abs. I followed a tutorial in the anatomy magazine from ImagineFX, and then I took the image into Photoshop and traced the outline of her body. I’m pretty happy with the result.
I’ve also been working on some 3D projects (other than demo reels to contribute to the job search). I started on a 3D model of a raven and the texturing of a room for a previous school project that I never finished to my expectations. Once I have something to show, I will post on them. For now, amidst looking for jobs and doing demo reels, I have been doing tribal sketches of animals. I tend to work on these when I’m just relaxing, since they are therapeutic for me. Here’s the latest that I have done.
I ran out of space for part of the head, and since I was working on paper, I couldn’t just extend the canvas size. When I draw these sort of animals, I try to incorporate similar shape elements of the actual animal (the fur direction, the head shape), while getting lost in the design. I find that Southwest and Northwest Native American stories, characters, and tribal patterns inspire me, but I also draw from Celtic and Scandinavian tribal patterns. I think it might have something to do with living in New Mexico and Washington state for long periods of time, while being of Swedish, Irish, and Scottish descent.
Next post, I will show more drawings (and hopefully an update on my 3D projects), as well as some artists that inspire me. Until next week!