I recently discovered copic markers and really them, think they are very quick at rendering ideas. In the same week I started reading a book at uni called “Mechanika: Creating the Art of Science Fiction with Doug Chiang”
The stuff in here is really impressive and mainly created with copics and then a little touch up in Photoshop. Anyone interested in drawing mechs and strange vehicles should read this.
I recently signed up to conceptart.org, it is an online forum, tutorial and portfolio site. You can create what is known as a “sketchbook” where you can post your work etc and ask people for feedback. Since my blog has nowhere near as much followers as I’d like, i think this would be a really good way to develop communications with my scholars. Hopefully I will get some feedback and advice on my work as well as learning new techniques and practices.
So I am currently trying to broaden my influences and people i admire within the field, This will be updated regularly as I discover more artists. At the moment I am currently focussing on Comic book animators, the reason being is we have got a character design task and at the moment many of my characters are attempts at being too life like, what I would really like to do would be the type that you see in comics, often very exaggerated proportions and very angular lines draw. Below I will list some of my favourite artists that i’ve found and what I intend to do is try to draw characters in their style, ultimately to have a style that incorporates influences from these artists and enables me to draw characters and animate in a comic book style.
FREDDIE WILLIAMS II