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Una serie de conceptos para rediseñar a este personaje. 

— 3 weeks ago with 10 notes
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El diseño del pájaro ya definido, listo para trabajar con él. (Bueno, no es que haya cambiado tanto… ¬¬ ) 

— 1 month ago with 8 notes
#animation  #animación  #2d  #concept art  #visual development  #planes  #bird  #pájaro  #cartoon  #character design  #mexico 

This time trying to settle down the environment idea for where the bird character will develop. I’m not yet sure the actual concept of the place shines enough… […arrived to a cluttered city with tall buildings, made of tiny houses each. The sun light often peaked through the heavy atmosphere, full of dust and dirt. People was on the streets at all times… and there, at the top of one of those towers, was the place he was looking for…]

— 3 months ago with 10 notes
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A Bird character I’m working on. Not yet the fina model.

— 3 months ago with 6 notes
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Quick Sketching from last week at Creativa Fest. 

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
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From Armand Serrano’s masterclass on creating ideas from silhouettes: lasso tool at its best. I did this three really quick, without reference… which shows and harms the result. I’m definitely using some reference next time, just wanted to try out his solutions. 

From Armand Serrano’s masterclass on creating ideas from silhouettes: lasso tool at its best. I did this three really quick, without reference… which shows and harms the result. I’m definitely using some reference next time, just wanted to try out his solutions. 

— 4 months ago with 3 notes
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unos bocetitos de los últimos días :P 

— 4 months ago with 9 notes
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A photograph I took of yesterday’s sky

A photograph I took of yesterday’s sky

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
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grantthurston asked: Hi!! I really, *really* admire your work, I'm sure this is no surprise to you but your sense of color and anatomy are both just spectacular! I actually started following your work through your Sketchbook thread on Concept Art, and your sketchpad is what really caught my attention, it's really inspiring! I was just wondering, what kind of exercises do you think helped the most to get you to where you were today in terms of drawing figures? And what specific artists do you look at the most?


Answer:

Hello! Hey, thanks for reminding of Concept Art! I’ve left that place a little bit aside… but had been willing to go back… my problem is I don’t know what to post… perhaps sketches again? Anyways, hmm, exercises, well, let’s see. 

I think what actually made a huge impact on my work is learning to observe; you really need to understand how to see with your eyes and not with what you think is correct. That is, being able to forget about random ideas or “easy steps to draw a figure”. I did a lot of observation drawing exercises, most of those described on books such as the famous Betty Edward’s one (learning to draw with the right side of the brain). Specially the first exercises help to make a difference, since you learn how to see, thus, being able to study from life at any time and with the true form in front of you. Those are called something like “contour drawing” or “blind contour drawing” (they are hard, but very useful) 

Yeah, you learn a lot from nature; that said, I recommend that you take a lot of inspiration from nature and people around. I do enjoy drawing people around from time to time. in my case, as an animator student, I try to understand how people move, why, and such ideas. Another exercise that has to do with this is gesture drawing. You know, those drawn with ease and speed, but a lot of vitality.

Hmm, another thing that may help a lot is taking not just the observation drawing but also the other side of the coin: constructive drawing. I remember working a lot with the theories of drawing masters such as Andrew Loomis, George Bridgman, and all those guys that once put their ideas on that Artist League building. These guys have some great books to get you started with construction (which is quite different from observation, since you take a formula, some anatomy knowledge, and create stuff from imagination). What I learnt from them was to look for structure, simplicity and to seek for mass. Bridgman specially has a lot to do with it. Hogarth has some great ideas on muscles too ;) 

Well, as for the color, that’s a mystery to me to be honest… in contrast with drawing, I haven’t read as many books that have to do with color at all.. just basic color theories and what teachers at school say. Yet, I do love to play with it, I guess it has to do with the amount of experiments I do and that I also like to paint with oils. But not sure XD 

Specific artists! Haha, I love a lot! Really, each one of them have something that captivates me; being color, ideas, technique, figures, themes, etc. In any case, I remember being a huge fan of Michelangelo, Rafael, Degas, Caravaggio and William Turner.

I hope my huge answer helps you a bit! I’m heading to CA.org right away, haha, you just made me curious, got any sketchbook yourself there?

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
Listo! Está terminado este cuadro :P 

Listo! Está terminado este cuadro :P 

— 4 months ago with 7 notes
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