Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Learning to see

:BEFORE:






These 1-3 minute of my best sketches were done in October of 98, when I first attempted to draw the figure with a live model. Today I was looking at an old notepad that had these drawings, and I remember the day I drew them, and how my ability to depict the figure has developed over the years. The skill to draw the figure depends on the ability to understand shapes and form in perspective. It's about training your eyes to see that we are composed of geometric shapes. These bottom ones are 1-3 minute drawings done this year. I still say the figure is one tough cookie to draw!


:AFTER:





13 Comments:

Anonymous possum4all said...

Thank you so much for posting these.

2:53 PM  
Blogger heri said...

you're welcome. :)

3:42 PM  
Blogger Gulzar said...

amazed at the progress....keep it up friend...keep it up! i honestly hope you do more good and better at this....

hard work always pay off... :)

5:31 PM  
Blogger heri said...

Thanks again, those were the first atempts at drawing the figure, I been taking classes off an on now. practice, practice, practice. I understand you're an animator in India?

6:50 PM  
Blogger REE said...

nuthin like good figure drawing. anybody that ever tells you it's not important, most likely was never any good at it.

keep 'em coming.

10:42 PM  
Blogger z0mbi said...

Hahah...what a difference. Nice to see some real change in your work, isn't it? Boy...I'd be afraid to dig up my old stuff.

7:30 AM  
Blogger heri said...

Thanks ree, and yes, drawing the figure is a must!

Z0mbi
yes, big difference, as a beginner I did not have a clue about drawing the figure, not knowing where to start, or how! ah! I'm brave enough to post my old crappy drawings. :)

-heri

5:53 PM  
Blogger Kristian Antonelli said...

wow! that is true progress. amazing development. You have really made me wonder about my own progress or lack of..outstanding ms heri

2:37 PM  
Blogger heri said...

Thanks for checking out my blog man. yes you should really dig out your old life drawings and compared with your recent ones. you'll see the big difference, i'm sure of it.


-heri

2:24 AM  
Blogger Gulzar said...

Yes.I'm an animator in India...

Loads of outsourcing work is done in India, even movies like Terminator, Chronicles of Narnia n other animation has been done here. Parts of the movies are sent in to be done here....

you have a real tight blog...keep it up!

5:09 PM  
Blogger heri said...

Thanks man! :)

8:28 PM  
Blogger juangargallo said...

wow....amazing progress. Very good line, and movement of figures is so fluid... I'm impressed!!!

And...I think the same as zombie...most of times I am scared too, about seeing my own old stuff...above all that one you liked when you did it, hehehe.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Piotr said...

wow inspiring to see these heri, thanks for sharing! so hard to see and understand, especially when im self taught...no classes here! urrgh i need to find someway to learn better...

12:55 AM  

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