Friday, September 26, 2008

Jerry Study!

I love Tom and Jerry.

Therefore, i thought its high time i start putting my new Preston knowledge to use and breakdown some of my favourite cartoon characters!

So here's Jerry so far,

Right now i think the relationship between the muzzle and cheeks is the most important thing to practise with him, especially since they're so squishy it can be easy to mess it up!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Preston Blair Lesson 5

Here's my lesson 5.

This was the hardest so far.

On the last two i will admit to some lightboxing ( cheating ). Although i didn't rely on it completely, i used it to see what was going on because i find lines become very abstract after a while and its difficult to eyeball scale and shape!

All i can say is try messing with the angles and perhaps break this up into segments and perfect those if you have the time. I also tried using the box and including an angled centre line in CG. It kinda helps.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Preston Blair Lesson 4b

Here's my update, i'm pretty happy with the overlay, i seemed to have fixed most of the issues with the mouth, i'm afraid i didn't extend the bottom of the jaw down far enough, i think this is just my eye messing with me or the fact that when i draw my squares they aren't perfect...


Monday, September 15, 2008

Preston Blair Lesson 4

This was a real tough one!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Preston Blair Lesson 3

Alrighty, here's my lesson 3. I discovered that preston's original was much bigger. My centre line in the overlay is a bit off and i think my eyebrows suffered the biggest blow due to that.

I made some notes for anyone with an eagle's eye - Its in light blue SORRY!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Preston Blair Lesson 2

Hey ya'al, Knocked this out now, lemme know your thoughts.

I gotta say this was harder than i expected, i think its the angle, its so hard to see the proportions of the shapes when there is nothing around it. So i made a box in PS! Ha! Also good to note is the fact that within the lines in the front and back of the head there are many triangles and quads that can be seen as shapes ( top left for example ) This really helped me break the proportions up. The overlay is pretty good and i think i was happy with my second attempt.