Saturday, 17 November 2007

BIIIIIIGGGG POST.......




















Thanks for all the comments on the last post everyone. Really appreciate it. Just started a temp job stacking boxes and moving files...I need an animation Job quick. Just in case anyone’s wondering (all of LAS14 probably), I still want to work on my film, admittedly I haven’t touched it in a while, just been lazy. It’s important I finish it but don’t expect it before Christmas, next post will be some animation (I hope). I’m really enjoying drawing lately, especially from life, but for some reason hands are real struggle of late, maybe I need a break. I’m trying to experiment with the way I present my work. Most of these are from my A6 sketch book, drawn from life. The bigger pages are just random while watching Good Will Hunting and Braveheart (my favourite film of all time). I scanned some textured paper and placed it in the background to make them look more interesting. Sometimes I want to present the work raw, other times I want to work on my presentations skills. At first I didn’t really like colouring my life studies, but some of the colour combinations I’ve seen on people would have never entered my mind. So now I take note even If I don’t apply colour. Anyway, hope you like. By the way does anyone know how to use letratone on Photoshop? Let me know.

And Again….
Wes

55 comments:

Maarten Rijs said...

hey you stole my message title lol. only my post wasnt quite as big as yours.
but shit dude! loving those life studies. best ones you posted here so far. I especially like the old woman at the bench. And the one in the car too, that perspective is great.
You gotta post a tutorial on how you colour your sketches. I really wanna try that too sometime.

by the way, that doodle of the guy sitting on the back of the bloke doing push ups made me laugh out loud.

anyway im gonna go out to draw right away, this has inspired me.

Ken said...

WOW, huge post!

I love your drawing style, really nice and solid. The Braveheart drawings rock, but then I am biased!

Dont know if your interested but the company I work for is hiring Inbetweeners... They are outsourcing for studio Django, doing inbetweening on Sylvain Chomets new feature. www.inkanimations.com

lookin forward to more posts

messytimbo said...

i just left a post, but i'm not sure if it went through or not coz explorer crashed! i'll say it again, but shorter
:)

loving the new presentation. I really like the car drawing, and the good will hunting stuff was great - i guessed it straight away; especially loved the way you coloured the chalk board. Also liked the sketch of the girl on the phone saying hello.

libra bear said...

Thanks guys,
Maarten, What do you mean I tole your tittle??? I have more 'I's and 'G's LOL. Maybe I'll do a tutorial, but there are so many ways to go about something in Photoshop, all depends on what you want to do.

Ken, Braveheart is AMAZING, I love that film. I think I'll gor that Job. Thanks for the shout.

Tim, er the chalk board is er...actually a real chalk board LOL

Kristian Antonelli said...

the young lady on the couch is by far my favourite.

libra bear said...

Thanx K, the young lady is my sister, due to give birth any day now, just wondering...why is that your favourite?

Daniel M.C. Alvite said...

hey wes,,,looking good bro,,,the sec drawing, i know this guys, didn´t he go to csm? i remember ...
the texture makes more comfortable, enjoable to see the picture,,,
yeah matte i´d love to see your animations.
cheers

Joe Karg said...

Wow dude, you do not cease to amaze. I am working on filling a sketchbook as we speak to do a huge post and I think I'll take a note from you and do some digital colors instead of watercolors for a lot of it. Less warp. Anyway, sweet post.

mina glo said...

damn im glad i found you guys amazing works, pitty im not in america

Gerald said...

Your work is so inspirational. I will definitely check back again.

Gerald said...

Great sketches! Truly inspiring. I've been trying to get back in the analog mode and sketch from life as well. I agree life drawing classes are expensive, but I just forced myself to go once a week. It's so hard to commit sometimes...but it's worth it.

Great story in this post. I'm finalizing a freelance job, temping at an office (filing), and animating shorts (practice). As you can see, I'm typing this at 3 in da morning. So art/animation is always in my head.

So cheers!....to the struggle...of becoming a full time illustrator/animator.

Shouren Ho 何守任 said...

Good to see some good life drawings from you Wes, and I like the texture&colour way of presentation.

Doctor Cerebro said...

simply beautiful, wes. hats off, my man.

Maarten Rijs said...

your right dude. I sometimes just think too much. that can be really annoying.
I should just relax... but im pretty confident i will.
currently im not in a slump or anything so ill save the rest for when I am, but still its good to hear, ive had days that i really didnt feel like drawing and it would depress me cause i thought a real artist should always want to draw. ah...yeah good to hear.
thanks for your words of wisdom, im learning a lot.

Frasier Olivier said...

wow....first time in your blog and....
it's excellent!

great work!!

compliments!!

David Beer said...

Ah man, I am so jealous! I love these sketchs Wes... Are you sure you dont wanna persue concept art design and storyboarding jobs too? keep your eye on jobs like that too, I think you'd kick serious assholio, mate.

Maarten Rijs said...

hey
ofcourse i dont think that! maybe my last comment sounded a little negative or something, but man im so happy with all the positive comments :)
thanks for being so considerate dude.
hows the job searching going?

scott said...

beautiful sketches.really dig your style.

Andre Barnwell said...

oh snap. these are fly man. thanks for th comment. keep grinding homie.

Andre Barnwell said...

i love the mum and child. my favourite im glad you didnt hrow other drawings on there cuz i "saved as.." keep em comin

martin wittig said...

Great sketches!:)

Ken said...

Hey dude!

Congrats on getting the test, dont be too nervous, everyone is really nice, its fairly chilled out up here man.

Have you done much inbetweening before? They are looking for the ability to make a strong inbetween, keeping volumes and arcs and all that stuff, and a big point is being able to keep to the style and draw the characters on model. From what Ive seen you can draw VERY well, dont think u got to worry!

best of luck to you mate, see u in a couple weeks!

valerie ang said...

Thanks for the comment. Your blog has so much good stuff in it, it's a bit overwhelming! Nice life drawings & use of color. Did you do that in photoshop?

GhettoFab said...

some more excellent work man!


Best of luck with the search for the job. hope its comin along as you should be definately makin some company happy with your slick skills

libra bear said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments,

DMCA: That guy is my friend Dexter, he came to the studio a few times.

Joe: I like digital colours but I need to go analogue at some point, nothing can replace that skill.

Mina Glo: I’m not in America either bro, perhaps one day though

Gerald: I’m only doing odd jobs temping; soon as pay gets regular, I’m hitting those classes every week. I think it’s so important to my growth.

Shouren: Thanks bro. I don’t think it I’ll do it this way all the time. I just think I should find interesting ways of presenting things.

David: I don’t think I’m creative enough to be a concept designer, bit of a one trick pony at the mo. I don’t really know much about art either. I’d probably do it in addition to something else.

Valerie: Hand drawn and coloured in Photoshop.

Thanks guys.

andy said...

Hey Wesley, thanks for visiting my blog! And wow, these are some awesome sketches, so confident and direct, great stuff :) My favourite is the view from the back seat of the car, incredible perspective!

Alex said...

Just browsing around and saw your stuff. I really like the figure drawings, i especially like the Braveheart doodles...can never go wrong with a Mel Gibson drawing

Raúl Arnáiz said...

It's my first time in your blog.
It's incredible! (:D Very great work!

Lookin forward to more posts.
Cheers

Javas said...

looks fantastic brotha, keep it up!

Greg Peltz said...

Man these are terrific. I love seeing others' life studies...probably because I'm not as good at them as other people...and yours are fantastic. My fav is the blond kid at the chalkboard.

Patsy said...

Thanks for checking out my blog, and for the comment. I check your page every now and then thru Tim Moen's links and I've always enjoyed your post but this new one is great...there is so much life in these sketches, keep up the post and keep drawing!

G1toons said...

real tight sketchbook, nice stuff as usual

Icha said...

You got some nice stuff here man.

Tim Moen said...

very cool as usual, wes. good stuff.

Maarten Rijs said...

yeaah im looking forward to the life classes dude. i will learn so much, i hope.
I gotta be honest with you.. the girl wasnt walking! haha she was standing really weird with her legs/foots crossed. Pretty interesting so I drew her. maybe she needed to pee? lol

Kei Acedera said...

Awesome post! Very nice sketches!

Maarten Rijs said...

another BIIIIGGGG post coming soon?

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Awsome sketches man. Great energy.

Maarten Rijs said...

haha your comments made me so happy. on the other hand it makes me a little scared to regress but that doesnt make any sense I guess.
im enjoying life drawing more and more, this week Im trying out watercoloring, which makes sketching even more fun.
thanks for your advice on weight, im gonna try to draw more of the surroundings too instead of only drawing the person.

Young Reezy said...

you drawings are sight man, great work here.

Sarita Kolhatkar said...

Nice sketches!!! Very cool!

Jason Barnes said...

amazing.... incredible illustrations. i really like your color choices as well.

-Jason

Amanda said...

All of these sketches are really nice. I especially like the colour ones.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Paul said...

Fantastic post Wes. I came on the blogs to find some inspiration for the new year and you've certainly delivered. I'm off to get my sketchpad out now! Happy New Year man, and I hope we catch up soon.

Nikki Atkinson said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, I was so pleased to have a comment from you as you are obviously a very talented artist. My favourites are the drawings on the darker paper, the colours stand out so much against the dark background and really come to life!And you have so many blog readers!!
Steve has showed us some of your work before. Are you coming to see the CSM degree show this year? It's the 20th June! Nikki