Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A New Direction

I got to spend time with Glen Keane today and he pointed out something that caused an artistic revaluation for me! I asked told him I wanted to get better at drawing people and showed him my sketchbook. To make a long (but extremely awesome) story short, he wants me to do some observational pen drawings and to return in two weeks to show him what I've done. He said I've learned how to make cartoons and animation drawings but haven't learned how to draw what I see. Its interesting because I was always told to study anatomy and use that to help me draw what I know rather than copying the model whereas Glen wants me to do the opposite.

He and Clair mentioned blind contour drawings so I figured I'd start with some of those. I'd never done these before and prior to today never knew what their purpose was. I find them challenging and interesting at the same time. The results of mine are hilariously bad too.

I also went to today's life drawing session prior to speaking with Glen. It was a long pose today but I wasn't able to stay for all of the session. I did one real drawing of the model, a page of messing around, and an unfinished portrait attempt.


Tito Perallon said...

You got to met Glen Keane!!!! That's awesome and must have been great to get advice from one of the best in the industry.

Jocelyn Cofer said...

Yeah, he's amazing! I wish I could spend more time with him but he's really busy. I hope he'll be able to do some more lectures once the animation on Tangled is finished.

BerlyKim said...

Your blind contour drawings are more interesting than anything else on this page.

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