Well, it’s been way too long and I hope to be more consistent in posting from here on out. 😉 FEARLESS!
Hope that April has been wonderful so far for you. Last month, a friend of mine and I headed off to the Atlanta Zoo to spend a chilly day sketching the animals. Thank the Lord, it was cool enough that the animals were out and about, but not so cold we couldn’t feel our fingers drawing them. After a few minutes of catching the animals on paper though, we would laugh between slightly chattering teeth and move to more sunny areas to recharge with solar heat!
The giraffes were jaw-droppingly beautiful. Occasionally, they would gallop which is amazing to see in person. As for the other animals, I sincerely enjoyed drawing the lions. They were such funny, lazy bums – obviously enjoying the view of the inside of their eyelids rather than the people watching them.
Here are a few of the sketches from that day. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks everybody and have a great rest of the week!
One of the most beautiful art forms in the world is drawing. It has such fluidity and motion, and almost seems to breathe.
Recently, I went down to Atlanta to hear a few people from Pixar share about their experiences with the company. (I survived I-85 – thank the Lord! Glad to be alive!) While I was waiting to enter the auditorium, I met several other students from SCAD. It was a joy to hear their goals in animation, production and visual development. One of the biggest things that made an impression on me was that they too absolutely loved the beauty of drawings. It was wonderful to be in such a community of artists!
As I continue in visual development, the character design works by artists such as Jin Kim and Carter Goodrich have been such inspirations. They know exactly how to bring out the emotions and quirky uniqueness of each character they get to create and know. Each personality has a history, likes, dislikes, convictions, vices and qualities. That is what I want to bring out in my work.
Here is an example of one of my characters. I don’t want to give a name for him or synopsis, but rather his personality to show through – who he is, and all of the above.
Thanks everyone for your support! Let me know if you have any tips on character development! All the very best to you and God bless!
Long time no post. Thanks for waiting and some exciting things have been going on over the past few months. Back in September, I closed my gallery and immediately started up my Masters in Illustration program with the Savannah College of Art and Design. It’s been intense and I am enjoying it!
The reason for the masters program is to hone my skills as a Visual Development artist. My passion is for art in the film industry and through my work, I want to make a difference and inspire others. Artists like Glen Keane, Jin Kim and Brittney Lee have been big inspirations to my life and work. While I’ve been keeping quiet on the blog, there’s been a lot developing in the studio. Most of the art you have seen on the blog has been along the fine art route, but here we go. I’m finally going to start posting my visual development works and character designs.
On the side, I have been writing a few Christian fiction novels as well, and some of these character designs are for the people in the stories. Also, some of my character designs are depictions of people who I know and some are simply for the joy of the art. So many personalities to explore and get to know!
Currently I am illustrating a children’s book for a local author so I will probably be posting some of those pages along the way as well.
Thank you everyone so much for your support! Have a marvelous weekend and God bless!
Sketches are so incredible to me! Honestly, they are one of my favorite art forms. Da Vinci’s sketches etc., it’s the element of the inside and outside of the subject. The being there and yet coming into form. As a Christian, we are both spirit and flesh. As we grow in Jesus, His character is more and more defined in the sketch of our hearts from the inside out.
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Cor. 3:18