Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sumo Wrestler (Walk, Run)

The idea here was to depict a large figure running and walking. I chose to go for comedy in the run poses.

Being a large man, the sumo takes heavier steps than the Park Ave. woman in my previous post.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Park Ave. Woman Walking

I just finished teaching a course at The Concept Design Academy in Pasadena called Figure Invention for Animation. It was my first time teaching in a formal setting. The students were very gracious, as I fumbled around, trying to figure out how to reduce the whole process into bite-size parts. So much of what I do is the product of a long, quiet, internal journey of self-discovery, and as such, it's hard to formalize into a hard-boiled curriculum. However, I appreciated the chance to try, and perhaps will take it up again in the future. But for now, I have to put away my professor's hat, as I just don't have adequate time to devote to teaching right now. Thank you, Kevin Chen at CDA for the opportunity.

This is a sample sketch from a class assignment on the figure in motion. We were to study and draw different types of characters walking, running and skipping with appropriate attitude and personality.