Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Class demonstrations

There's a vast amount of student and instructor artwork in the Academy's archives, not to mention the art that's continually being created through our classes. As we progress with the Academy's blog, we'll be featuring more samples from the archives that I'm sure you'll enjoy viewing.

In the meantime, here's a couple of sketches I created recently as class demonstrations. Demos are a valuable and effective method for assisting our students in their quest to further develop their skills.

These two drawings were done from imagination at different times during last semester. The purpose of each was to demonstrate the difference that a slight nuance can make in the emotion expressed by a character or a central figure within a composition, among other things. The girl on the left is communicating a mix of expressions and emotions even though it seems that she's not expressing anything at all. The figure on the right is using body language as well as eye contact and facial nuance. Notice the difference in the way the eyes were designed in each drawing. Click on the image for a better view.

These sketches were created using Col-erase blue pencils. A black broad tipped marker was used for the demo on the right. The marker was a little on the dry side which gave the sketch a unique quality.

More art from The Animation Academy is on the way. Thanks for making the Academy's blog a part of your online experience.

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