Thursday, 2 December 2010

The Distracted Brain.

2nd Dec 2010

Why is it that I get distracted the most only during jury time? I wrote the time on the table. More than what I was writing I watched the lines that were being drawn, the lead grazing on the texture of the table. I wrote the time.7:29 pm. I would start working right....NOW. But I got distracted by the doodle on the table. I spent 5 minutes shortening her hair in 3 layers, something that changed her personality drastically. Random thoughts flowed in my brain after I was done decorating her. She looked like she could be a character in corpsebride. I looked around. Monica Vicky and Alok were working, and here I was talking to myself. Monica's lightdisc was in her hands, and I thought - hey, you can animate anywhere. All you need is a pegbar. You don't need a light disc, or a capturing table. I thought of making many films. I thought of writing this down. And I think now, as I write this down, hey, I could make a movie out of this. Infact, if there was someone shooting the sequence of events right now, shooting me typing this, shot by shot shooting my actions, I could make a movie out of it. Screw planning. Screw all that knowledge and research thats done so monotously before making something - even for the fun of it. All you need is the desire to have fun. I look back at the time. It's 7:44 now. Shit....

That could be a 17 minute movie.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Charcoal and pencil sketches

Hand drawings

Some of the hand gestures I practiced using Toby Shelton's reference sketches. You can refer to them here.

Toby Shelton

One of the most awesome storyboard artists I've ever come across is Toby Shelton.
He's got such beautiful lively drawings that are so communicative and expressive that after looking at his storyboards you don't feel like drweamworks NEEDS to make a movie out of it. They're so self-explainatory. His lines just flow into one another, creating strong forms and expressions that one can immediately and strongly relate to.

Here's his blog -
Check out some of his work for all inspiration.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Random face shapes

Learnt how to finally come up with faces! Here's an easy technique for hose who killed their brains trying to do SOMEthing about their character skills. Draw random loops with your pe, you'll start o see shapes amongst them. And then make a face using that shape as a silhoutte!

Giraffe sketches

While doing some of these I oticed the eyes are so cute n gentle looking, with a little longer lashes the giraffe could pull off being an ostrich. ;)

Now it's starting to look like a camel! :|

And here goes the most badly composed giraffe without the patches. learly it loses its identity without them..!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Tiger sketches

From references, a little experimentation with watercolours too..

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Anatomy sketches

4th July 2010
Anatomy practice!
I realised you need a mood for these.. and when you're in it you can be at it for hours!!

Gestures from waka-waka!

5th July 2010
Gesture drawing is super fun coz it takes hardly any time and you capture the maximum observation through your sketches! These are sketched from shots in Shakira's waka waka video! =)

Doodles of statues

20th June 2010
Accademia Gallery
Some quick sketches of mostly Lorenzo Bartolini's beautiful sculptures..

Fresh Start

Here goes a fresh start. Let's hope I manage to keep this updated.

The Greedy Pencil

This blog is a collection of (some of) my work, the art I do for fun, my inspirations and the sweat that goes into making animated films. Enjoy!