Thursday, March 02, 2017

Welcome to the Secret Club



I made this bit of animation for hitRECord, using hitRECord elements, and it's featured on their front page this morning:

https://www.hitrecord.org/records/3127558

The music is a clip from a hitRECord album that they just released called "Front of Your Life".

Sketch Night #2


Attended another sketch night @ the Society of Illustrators Tuesday night. It was a little better than my first go, though still spattered with frustrations. (I've included a few highlights in my GIF this time.) This one wasn't a theme night like the first one. Just a solitary nude model.

There's a "pose" pattern that I was more ready for this time. Start with 2 minute poses where you're just trying to get a general sense of the model. Then 5 minute poses. 10 minute poses. 20 minute.

Our model was a woman of a certain age who wore a big fake flower on her head. And a bead necklace that I didn't bother trying to include until the end. It was an interesting drawing challenge for me. I struggle with scale and perspective and proportions, and her body sort of evolves through the course of my sketches. I was trying to get her overall SHAPE(s) down, then trying to get her face. I'm all self-taught so I think my basic strategies and techniques are a little all-over-the-place, so I find my drawing strategies change as I go.

Her face (and her body, at times) kept coming out a little too masculine. (Esp. #7.) The final pose I was able to draw, the longest pose time, was perhaps fittingly the most "accurate" depiction of the model, IMO.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Michael Alig's Outlaw Party at McDonald's in 1989



It's a little time capsule.

The camera work is surprisingly good at covering the action, esp for 1989. Better than more cell phone vids today, for sure.

Raggedy Jann Hallway Footage



I made this little animation.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bill Paxton Has a Posse


William "Bill" Paxton
May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017

Bill Paxton has a posse. At 61.

Game over, man. Game over in peace.