Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Lesson 4: 2 Legged Characters, Full Body.

Update: 6-5-06
Hey all,
Here are a coupple of characters from the screwball page. I'm paying alot less attention to detail, because I'm going for volume over quality. I won't keep it up for long, because I just needed somehting to jumpstart my motivation, and usually volume of work does it for me. If you stare at a mountain of crap long enough, eventually you'll want to do something well. Anyhow, more to come tomorrow. I had a ton of work over the weekend so I didnt get to draw as much as I wanted. Though I did get through 12 Character cycles. Tonight looks more promising, though. C & C's welcome.

Update: 6-2-06
Attempt #3 at the rabbit. After a closer look I think I'm farther off than before. Damn it!
I'm going to move on to some of the other characters so I can take a break from drawing rabbits.

PS I think I've been drawing too big. I keep running out of room.

Update: 6-1-06
Here is my second attempt at the reh-beht! Anyhow, I got a little closer in proportions, but I still messed up his Left eye. Thanks guys,

Hey John, Stephen, and all;
Here are the first two drawings for lesson 4. The duck is way off model ( my construction was way off), and the rabbit's head is too small making him look like an early 20 year old, when he should look more adolescent. Any how I'm trying them in blue pencil first then add black line art with regular pencil (a method someone mentioned somewhere). So far I like it. C & C's welcome.


At 8:20 AM, Blogger Craig D said...

So, would you say the beer is the secret to your success? Maybe I ought to give it a try as switching pencils didn't help me any.

You're right about that rabbit head. It is too small. I can see I'm going to have the same sort of problems if I ever progress to this part of the book! Try redrawing it and let us see your progress.

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Andy Seredy said...

Well, beer.... and persistence. And maybe the blue pencil. You can be a sloppy as you want because you can just filter out the blue in photoshop leaving behind the line art. In any event, I'll be redrawing the rabbit until I'm happy with it, as you suggested.
Thanks for the comments.

At 5:10 PM, Blogger bardhol said...

Well I just hope you're happy
...with that rabbit. That's quite an improvement over the first one, almost looks like the work of two different artists. Well done!

At 5:14 PM, Blogger bardhol said...

So, wait, did you draw him on a bender too? That's it. Next time I get a chance I'm sitting down with a case o p.b.r. and the Looney Tunes Golden Collection.

At 6:00 PM, Blogger Andy Seredy said...

Yea but theres only a small window in which you can drink and draw. Too much and you puke on the page(or pass out with a pencil in your eye), and too little and you're not really drinking the way you should be.... Its a juggling act, is what I'm trying to say. hehe

Thanks for the comments. I'm going to give it one more shot, with the tips from johns lessons, which I was forgetting about until now. Whoops.


At 8:33 AM, Blogger Craig D said...

Yeah, boy.

Rabbit #2 is really good! The head looks like it belongs there.

Isn't great when you make a big step like that and then you notice something like an eye being off? "Arrg! What a rookie mistake!" At least I know I'm having those kinda moments.

Looking forward to rabbit #3...

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Dave_the_Turnip said...

The last rabbit you did looks pretty damn good. Also, there's a lot of notes so you're noticing what's the problem. That's also good. :)

Actually, what i hate most is i make all my correction notes, then later i look back and notice a million new things that are wrong. Oh well, it means i'm constantly training my eye to spot them.

Keep up the good work!

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Robert Hume said...

hey andy, did you do any new drawings for John over the weekend?
I did a ton, I'll show you when I get back to the office. ;)

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Robert Hume said...

p.s. Cole's gay!

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Sapient American said...

Hi Andy,
I wanna see Pitzi Matzi - are you gonna post it here? I jes luv your style. Wanna see more,

At 5:06 PM, Blogger Sapient American said...

Andy, do you draw them on your palette or on paper? - I can't tell the difference.


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