Friday, October 24, 2014

Students of the week - Oct 24 2014

Why not put a spotlight on students who've created exceptional content during the week. Here's three students whose impressive class assignments warrant a share on the Academy's blog.

Don Sheean

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sharing VisDev Lessons - Sketch to Color 2

As with my previous post this demo was created the same evening as the preceding composition. This time using a Cintiq and SketchBook Pro to illustrate a concept sketch in black line and rendering the image with gray scale tinting over color instead of the other way around. You can follow the process in reverse by scrolling down...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharing VisDev Lessons - Sketch to Color 1

I gave a demonstration earlier this week in the Visual Development class at my school. I used a Cintiq (a specialized monitor for direct digital drawing} and Sketchbook Pro to create the image below. Something promotional as well as educational as you can follow the reverse history of the composition by scrolling down below.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sharing VisDev Lessons - Exploring Werewolves

It's October and the perfect time of the year to be sketching up a Wolfman!

In the Visual Development 1 class here at the Academy we emphasize the importance of gray scale tonal values, textures and rendering in simple mediums. Here are a couple of examples I created while working with students recently. 

You can follow the process from sketching the initial composition in blue line and then continuing into graphite pencil and finishing in black line.

This was followed up by another werewolf concept in full body using the same mediums of blue line, graphite and black line pen.

There was an additional concept sketch in between the two that's been left in blue line...

Creating is contagious! The Animation Academy in Burbank wishes you happy times coming up with fun images and concepts to draw.