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Sketchbook Stuff

Well, I’ve made a few posts lately of things that I didn’t do, so I thought it might be a good idea to post some of what I’ve been doing lately. I’ve been taking Ryan Woodward’s Gesture Drawing class here at BYU and I’ve decided that I’d concentrate on my creativity in my sketchbook that’s required for the class. Here is a sampling of sketchbook pages for the class. There have been a few themes this term, which include “Romance,” “John Hughes Films (Stereotypes),” “Ponies,” “Sci-fi” and others. It’s been a lot of fun and I’m especially enjoying the Sci-fi one.

These are in chronological order. I’m happy with the progress I’ve made. What do you think?

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“…and the legend was born in the wild land.” – REJECTED

So, I’m finishing up my final for my Drawing for Animation class, and I had two ideas. One idea was a little easier but it was just a joke that I though was funny, but didn’t really mean anything to me. The second idea was more meaningful for me, but harder. After crowd-sourcing my friends, they helped me come to the conclusion that the meaningful one would be better.

With that said, here is the rejected idea. I still think it’s funny, but I like the idea I’m finishing up better.

It’s pretty rough, the logo in the window would be moved and the cropping would be adjusted if I was going to go ahead with it, but here is my rough sketch for you to see.

The theme is “…and the legend was born in the wild land.”

If the joke isn’t clear immediately, it’s kind of one of those funny stories you and your friends tell for years after it happens, “remember when we were having pizza and you ate the…” The pizza parlor is called “Wild Land Pizza.” So the oft-told story of accidentally eating a cockroach happened in the Wild Land. Get it???

Yeah, that’s why I decided on something more meaningful. Thanks friends. I’ll post my finished actual project later.

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If you have bears to hug, hug them now.

Here’s my Illustration Friday entry for this week. I was in a meeting this morning and thinking about the theme for the week and this is what I came up with for the topic “Forgotten”.

This is perhaps the saddest thing I’ve experienced with my kids growing up. I think I get more attached to their toys than they do. Whenever I see my daughter’s favorite bear from when she was 3 lying around (she’s now 8), I always have to pick him up and put him on his comfy spot on the bed. I think that Jessie the Cowgirl’s song in Toy Story 2 really affected me.

I thought I’d also include the sketch from this morning. I tried to blacken the lines with my pencil before scanning it so I didn’t have to redraw the lines in Illustrator. I kind of like the way it turned out so I may try to do it that way more often because it was much faster.

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