Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gesture Class-the struggle continues . . .

I'm starting to absorb Alex and Louis' methods into my approach. It's all about simplifying the anatomy, pushing the pose and imbuing story, attitude and character.  I struggled like hell at first to consider all these aspects with 30 sec- 1 min poses but with sustained practise it's coming-just like learning to drive!

1 One minute warm ups

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4 Thirty second warm ups
5  PUSH the pose!
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8  Working from the same model and using the pose as inspiration we look for character and story.

11 comments:

Erik Robinson said...

Awesome stuff!!!! Wow! Talk about story! This is a real gold mine!

Michael Mercer said...

Please keep sharing what they teach at Pixar. :) I will give you comments on your blog in exchange.

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Wonderful stuff! These are fantastic.

ANTONIO CUESTA said...

Great sketches, I love the poses

Terry Song said...

These are AMAZING!!!!

merf said...

wow! absolutely fabulous Matt! some of the best i've seen in your 30 years of sketching!

Matt J said...

Thanks for the support folks- lots more fun stuff to come!

The Ivanator said...

totally inspired by your drawings. I really love the push! esp no. 7 it looks so simple, what's your thought process when you do this?

Quentin Lebegue said...

Oh man. Killer stuff.

Bambi said...

Waow this is really REALLY good, so much energy and simplicity, they're so alive!
Who are Alex and Louis whom you spoke in your post? And what is their method? I'm craving to know!

Bambi-Killer, french fan :)

Matt J said...

Alex Woo & Louis Gonzales lead Gesture Drawing @ Pixar. They have no magic formula - their approach is based on Walt Stanchfield's. The principles can be found in the 2 books collecting his notes. The main thing is PUSH the pose!
Thanks for the encouragement everyone- appreciated.