The following is some concept work I've done with quadrupeds with hooves in the last year and a half. First up is Pinstripe, a Texan zebra raised by mustangs.
The snake and the chicken tend to fight all the time like siblings.
These are the initial drawings of Pinstripe..
It was brought to my attention that the socks on his legs looked like nylons with garter belts (!) So I changed that, and made his face blockier, more like a male's.
Some expression sheets - in case you were wondering, these concepts are for an animated children's video.
One of his mustang pals in this one...
A fun one of him in an environment - I really need to draw environments more, they add a lot.
These are a variety of horses I've done, and some are just horse studies, not any particular character.
This is Thistle, a young, prickly foal...
...and Woodrow, a clydesdale. He started out mean because he was beaten, but his character evovled into one who was proud because of his great size.
After being taught a lesson, Woodrow is rewarded with wings (imagine, a clydesdale with wings...yikes)
Some random drawings of horses - they're just plain fun to draw!
yes, even horse skeletons
Some harness studies for Woodrow.
And finally, some drawings of deer I've done. No character development really, but I like to draw them even more than horses for some reason. I think because they're so flexible and can do these amazing things with their bodies.
I have always loved your work, you could turn a stump into an appealing character. Hope the children's video is going well, and I heard you are working on a side project with a Koala. Someone who saw it said it was as good as any pencil test they had seen from Disney. whoa. Now that is a compliment.
Have you gotten that script from Marvel yet?
I will keep an eye on this post for sure, and welcome!
A pose inspired by Miyazaki that I did this morning. About 30 minutes, I think.
oomgawa - "You could turn a stump into an appealing character." Is that a challenge? The koala piece is turning out well, actually. You can visit it at my website if you want, but I warn you that until next week the download will be really slow.
As for Marvel, they did ask if I wanted to try something out with them, but after serious consideration, and trying my own strip, I decided that I don't like doing comics! Animation, on the other hand...sigh.
Oh yeah, and non-quads...I should get around to those in a week or so.
TagHeuer - Thanks! Anything to help.
Lim - No, but thank you for the compliment!
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lim, your i dont know if you intend this but you sound rather snide, if thats the case you should post on some one elses thread because thats not welcome here. give a crit of some respectful sort.
Oomgawa, this is really gorgeous stuff, it has quite a bit of movement in it and expresses life. these are drawing that a lesser animator would fight for. I think that the character studies are great and respect that you practice the principles that you teach, unlike "cough" other people that I wont mention(CHRIS LILES), I grateful for your support and will never forget the small thing that you did for my during my struggle to get where I am now! THANK YOU.. see you saturday!
Githistle - thanks man! I don't often do humans, but this one was interesting.
Carnifex - Hey, you're welcome! Keep posting on your thread, you're doing great.
This here is Tony "The Thumbs" Biscuit. A particular favorite of mine, he's a really lousy tree climber, but he gets there in the end. Click here, and go to 'Animation' to see the animated short w.i.p. featuring him and his red panda friend, Kite (who's totally unsympathetic). I'm in the process of cleaning it up, and should have it done in a month or so.
Carnifex - Thanks! Character animation is one of my favorite things in life to do.
Been a few days, so a couple of posts to make up. This is Kite, Tony's unsympathetic friend. He's a red panda (and yes, they really do exist, contrary to what some of my friends think! ), extremely comfortable in the trees but a bit of a ninny on the ground. He can't stand other people - especially children. But I really can't blame him, because they have a distressing tendacy to grab onto his beautiful tail and pull!
And this is Bertella, another character from the video series I'm working on. Kemper is in there as size comparison - he's only four feet tall, standing. She's a BIG bear!
These are a couple pages to show how I plan out scenes to be storyboarded.
Here, Abiah (the big, Kodiak bear - Bertella's mate) has just pulled Kemper out of a mud pit. Kemper is a bit of a spit-fire and thinks he's wa-ay tougher than he is. Abiah, on the other hand, really is tough, but more like the gentle giant. He agrees to be Kemper's friend in this scenario, with the caveat that Kemper refrain from unleashing his 'fury' on him.
This scene is Kemper having difficulties in the shower with a bar of soap, that ends up with him sliding down the hallway.
Kemper is a dude. A very brash and trying-to-be-scarier-than-he-is dude.
Yeah, so far everyone I've polled has liked beaver #1, but the ultimate decision is up to the visionary for the project.
For those of you familiar with David Weber's series, Honor Harrington, these are some of my doodles regarding Honor, Nimitz, Samantha and children. Disregard Andrew Lafollet - that's the first time I've drawn him, and I'm not too excited. Have to do more concepting with him.
And these were done while I was feeling a little...grouchy, I'd guess. The lion and child were during church service (and yes, I paid attention!) which explains why they're pretty peaceful, but otherwise...sigh. I was just a tad angry.
Andrew needs just a few adjustments. His head looks to small and his legs too long. Yet the expression is one I would expect him to wear when he's watching over her at a state function. Perhaps draw more men? The ones you have from life in church look "right," so you can do them and do them well in gestures / quick sketches.
Nimitz and family look really nice in feeling like cats without really looking like cats. And Honor looks good too, I'd have to say you have women down to a tee.
Icey - Wow (blush) thanks! How soon will I be able to check out your stuff? Photobucket is being stingy again.
Titmouse - I know, I don't draw men NEARLY as often as women. Frankly, women are more pleasurable to draw. But that's no excuse! I shall endeavor to draw more men. Nimitz and the others are difficult...especially trying to figure out the bone structure. I'm not entirely comfortable with them yet...have to keep studying the anatomy.
zao75231 - more wings, or more in general? Either way, I'm for it...ah, as for colour...trust me, you do NOT want to see my colour efforts. I try, and everyone takes one look and cringes, I kid you not. My strength is pencil, and I like it that way! If you insist, I'll try something in monochrome (after all, it's pretty hard to mess up monochromatic...) but...well...you'd have to insist pretty hard.
Carnifex - Thanx, I tried a few of your suggestions...see if you can pick em out!
Fellah - Yay! Thank you! Ah, before you get too-o impressed, I have drawn humans like this before (a long time before). It's just recently I was trying to be more realistic, with the result of stiffness. However, succumbing to my cartoony side with humans has been very satisfying!
Page numero dos! I even did Jay Leno at a friend's request...tho' whether anyone would say that he looks like Mr. Leno is, of course, debatable...
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he does somehow have a certain likeness,although you'd probably need more "oldness" folds. also i think jay is abit fatter.
hehe,spotted 'em. now make the punk and nerdy schoolgirl.
other suggestions might include the bodyguard,the baseball-kid, the burger-eating fatass, the movie nerd and the sheriff.
bumskee - you think it doesn't scare me?? It shows me exactly how little I know about drawing faces. Excellant practice though...
famadorpierre - um, yeah - first of all, please start your own thread. I'm only too happy to visit other people's threads and give crits. Otherwise...you have a nice grasp of shading, esp. picking out pits in the skin. The braid is working on the left hand side, but not on the right. Do a little more studying of dog anatomy: even cartoon dogs still retain the essential structure of a real dog. Thanks for dropping by.
Kat_Warrior - hey, thanks! That's a great site, lots of useful reference photos. I'll definitely try my hand at those sometime soon...and puffins...I haven't forgotten!
More anatomy and some trial cartooning of Han. I need to study more.
Quinster - I know...(sigh) My humans are, well, lacking in the accuracy department. I'll keep practicing - although, I think I'll move on to other characters for the moment. Mr. Solo is going to have to wait until I get "Star Wars" and can advance frame by frame! hehehe...
I was camping this weekend, so that's my excuse for not posting...
More of Solo, and moving on to the cute kinkajous...
These guys are so cute!
And, I wanted to share a precious moment from my camping trip on the Olympic Peninsula here in Washington State. Heh...anyone ever tried raw oysters fresh out of the shell? This was my first experience, and I have to say, after the initial total gross out reaction...they weren't that bad!
i am really glad to see that you have a lot of your work posted, a link in your posts would be awesome...direct access to your site makes it easier for those who don't have the address. i too, am greatly inspired by the work you've done...i'm hoping to see a lot more of your recent works.. K.I.T. (keep in touch)
Fellah - Thanks dude! So when am I going to see yours, eh?
Carnifex - sorry, I'll try to refrain from making you feel lazy. I skipped a day - how's that? I use a Staedtler Pigment liner, 03. Yes, I checked out Robolus' sketchbook, and YES I'm blown away!!
draw - thank you!
Sveta - Thanks, I'm having fun with them...all on one page, eh? I was thinking about doing a 'mother/child...er, oak and acorn' picture... So will you vote for my cow? You'd probably be the only one... Since even I'm voting for Oregano's!
Kentucky - Dumbo?!? I definitely wasn't going for THAT! hehe, oh well...thanks!
Quinster - thanks dude - you update too infrequently! More please!
Zebzfree - thanks! I only try for a page a day...keeps me honest!
Complete2 - Thanks!
bumskee - I know, more hands! I'll keep plugging away - I get Bridgeman tomorrow!! Yay!!
pogonip - thank you - oh, I'm confident it'll come back. For one thing, I love it and refuse to let it die. For another, there are lots of people like me. Right now, people in the 'industry' are stampeding towards 3D because a) it's new and b) the few out so far have made a buttload of money. What they fail to realize is that they succeeded because of the stories, not because of the geewhiz technology. Heck, if that were the case, Final Fantasy would've made box office history!
Andrew! - much better, thank you. Sorry, that name may not bother you, but it pains me to call anyone that, joke or no. Sans ref is hard...teaches you how much you don't know and makes you eager to go back and study more!
Icey - hey, hi dude! Thanks! Yeah, I get what you're saying...I was copying Hogarth there, but I could've done a better job...
*phew* Such a lot of replies, thanks guys! First up, finished dryad ink...this one was much faster, I wasn't too concerned about line quality. I like the way the trunk turned out, and I like her 'chunkiness', though I wouldn't say she's fat. Just...well endowed.
Sketches of Zar, trying to make him animatable...
Experimenting with a blue pencil, and some sketches off of Robolus' thread, which he based off of Bridgeman. Can't wait to get my own book...
More hands/arms sans ref.
And idle sketching. Hopefully, something to please everyone in this post...
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geez you should work more often with that bluepencil. the lines seem so much looser (whilst still confident) and more sketchy. atleast on the one to the far right.
love the dryad aswell. female curves i'd say. there's no such thing as fat,only people too small for their weight
now go comment in my sb,because i lose my motivation otherwise.