Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
So I know I am going ass back wards with all the homework assignments....but at least they are getting done. Here are my silhouettes for Assignment 2: Jekyll & Hyde. I am thinking of taking the easy way and doing a wizard gone bad and corrupted by black magic...or a demon...or whatever.
Posted by Armando Durruthy at 8:12 AM
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Alright, so I needed to just go ahead and post these. I didn't get as many done as I would have liked, but it was a good excercize and I really enjoyed the challenge of communicating a character through gesture and pose.
The two Jekylls on the top left are fairly standard fare, with their corresponding creature below. however, the idea I liked was the Jekyll/Hyde combo of an old man trying to create a serum to grant him eternal youth. The result is an attractive young man... with a thirst for blood! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Draw a page of hands, eyes, noses, and ears. Create some realistic and some cartoony. Make sure that you're working with some form of reference; Google search is a great place to start.
Do some more work on your Jekyll and Hyde characters. I encourage you to publish your in-progress designs to the blog for feedback. You should be getting a feel for the story and background of your characters. Some questions to ask:
Where is your character from?
Why did this Jekyll person decide to start experimenting in the first place?
What were the ramifications of these experiments?
Is Hyde a better version of Jekyll, or an abomination?
Monday, September 12, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
First part of week 3 homework. This assignment was pretty difficult to simplify and make "cartoony". Caricatures are just not my bag...but we will work on it. I started to run out of gas by faces 3 and 4, but stuck with it. Hopefully I will have time to redo them. As always, feedback is appreciated.
Posted by Armando Durruthy at 9:20 PM
Uhhh...not too sure where to post this. Sorry if this is the wrong location in the blog. 90 minute self portrait done in Photoshop.
Inspired by Stigall's self portrait sketches to help get some of the rust off since I haven't drawn in a while. Have at it and let me know what you think.
Posted by Armando Durruthy at 6:37 PM
I modified the assignments a bit to fit our unique virtual class.
1) Begin to add more character, clothing and personality to one Dr. Jeckyll and one Hyde character from your silhouette studies. By week 5 we will then just pick one of those 2 characters to take to completion throughout the nine weeks.
Boo! Do both says mean substitute teacher Stigall
2) Draw from one of the attached head reference sheets as you saw in the video from class as realistic as possible, taking in all the info you can. Then put that away and create 3 new caricatured variations side by side on the same page.
Mean substitute Stigall says: these head sheets are fantastic reference for expression as well and practicing head constructions. Use them!
Here's my submission for Assignment 2: Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde.
The biggest challenge for me was trying to develop a take on Doctor Jekyll that would reach beyond my first instinct, which was, 'just make him opposite of whatever Mister Hyde is."
I didn't want to create a boring Jekyll to contrast with an interesting Hyde, so I tried thinking of story settings that answered the question, "why did Doctor Jekyll create Mister Hyde?"
A few answers I came up with were: to cure a physical handicap, to punish those he deemed wicked, to pursue scientific endeavors no matter where they led, revenge, romance, drunken mishap, curiosity, and the age old standby, because that's what megalomaniacs do.
I spent so much time on Jekyll that it left little time for Hyde - but that's the way it goes.
I would like to go with a Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde from the not-too-distant future. Humans want to live forever, so Dr. Jeckyl is working in a lab to transfer his consciousness into a robotic version of himself that can self-replicate. (The robots of the future can look more human than robotic.) He wants to use a stronger model, Mr. Hyde, but the results end up distorting his personality into something monstrous.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I'm really late on these, but I thought better late than never. I'm still working at getting better with the 2D and Drawing stuff. I don't know if I'll have time to color anything. Also, sorry for the crappy quality, I only had a camera phone and Photoshop can only go so far.
Also, since I have more experience in 3D stuff, I thought I would do some quick zBrush sculpts and see if I could apply some of the concepts to 3D.
Well, I didn't really get to think much about how I was going to reinvent these characters. I sort of jumped right into classic "scientist/gentleman" to "beast" ideology. Not bad, I guess, but depending on time I may try and spin it a little better...
Dr. Jekyll - I thought about variations more on him - he could be a dapper gentleman, a dork scientist, and sloppy dork (perhaps playing a bit on the "Nutty Professor" idea)...
Hyde is your typical beastly monster fellow, at least as far as I've thought it out. I think he needs more excitement or humor... We'll see what I can do.
Monday, September 5, 2011
I wrapped up a sketchbook last week, so I took the self-portrait assignment as an opportunity to start a new book this weekend. I finally got into a nice Paperchase book with brown paper that I picked up at Borders well over a year ago with this one. :)
I scribbled this one quickly with a ball-point pen on copy paper while helping my sons with their homework last week.
As you can see, I have a slightly twisted view of myself. My wife complains that I never actually capture my look when I draw myself... she's probably right. I feel that I draw me in a more metaphorical sense... I draw myself based more on how I feel about and/or how I see myself from within - exaggerating traits more than features.