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.


Monday, June 11, 2012

KFP: Secrets of the Masters (2011) Pt. 4/4

Master Ox puts the final touches on their team effort to neutralize the Woo Sisters. After which the three masters enjoy a new found moment of esprit de corps.