Wednesday, June 29, 2011

TV sketching

Gesture sketching while watching a boxing match on TV.
Observing humans in action.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Short Sketches

I'm wondering what's going on in her mind?
Is she afraid of something?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

1 minute

A half an hour of 1 minute gesture sketches.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Short Sketches

Last weekend I made a first, very rough, animatic from one of the many story versions I have written so far.

Goal was to 'get it wrong quickly', and oh boy, did I succeed in that one!
But I do have a better idea now about what I need to be focusing on and what needs fixing... I won't even start mentioning...

So in the meantime here's another 'exploring' concept sketch I've done for the characters of the story I'm currently wrestling with...

Monday, June 13, 2011

2 minutes

1 hour of 2 minute sketches, all from photo reference.


I watched last week

Ponyo (2008)

The Color Purple (1985)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Short Sketches

In memory of the last page of one my sketchbooks.
Time for a brand new one, happy happy, joy joy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Short Sketches

Some more exploring sketches for the character(s) for the short I'm working on. Currently working back and forth between writing and sketching. When writing, I get new ideas for sketches and when sketching, I get new ideas for writing.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

2 Minutes

2 Minute Gesture Sketches from photographic reference from Roland Garros.

Individual sketches are on a5 sized paper and I scaled them down and put them together to get an overview of what I did.
Throwing in some quick grey and white helps to read it better.

Goal of doing this exercise is to improve in drawing effective and clear gestures and energetic poses that read well, in short amounts of time.
Limiting my time to 2 minutes makes that I really need to focus on the gesture and the energy of the pose, and forget about details or try to make pretty drawings (which I usually try to do).

For now 2 minutes is short enough time for me, I'm still learning to conciously focus on the pose and gesture.


I watched the last 2 weeks.

Dune (1984)
The English Patient (1996)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Changeling (2008)
Kerity, La maison des contes (2009)
Walk the Line (2005)
Millers Crossing (1990)
Cinderella (1950)
Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Exploring which way to go...