Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Denver Zoo

Went to the zoo. Saw the animals. Drew a few. Here they are.

Asian Elephant

Indian Rhino


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sheridan Character Design: The Malgrith

One of the portfolio requirements for Sheridan is to create your own character and use them in turnarounds. I created this creature - the Malgrith, but he was a little too complicated for what I was trying to accomplish. He's awfully cool though so I'm posting him up here. The backstory that went into creating him is that he is a fourth line soldier for a horrific army. After the first few waves of cronies bash through the front lines this one would come in - stealth-like ninja style - and take out the stragglers and fast runners with his ax.

For fun I'm including the process of how I made him - since the process is the most fun of all for me.

I drew him on a piece of paper way too big for my little scanner, so I scanned it in sections.

Then I combine the two into one whole.

Clean it up some.

Ink it digitally on a separate layer.

Delete the original layer, add some shadows and voila! Insta-creature.

© 2009 Angela Entzminger

Web Comic Review: Trying Human

So there's this woman who has freaky dreams...
And an alien who dreams of hanging out with humans...

Crazy mad-cap mayhem and X-files like plot ensues!

Greetings friends and welcome to The Animator's Journal weekly Web Comic Review.

Today I am pleased to showcase a well-written, researched and illustrated comic, Trying Human, by Emy Bitner. The dramatic and often comedic comic focuses on the life of Rose Marie Williams, a modern day filing clerk by day who inexplicably sleep walks by night. After going to a therapist and getting hypnotized she realizes that her sleep walks are not by her own accord, but that she is being abducted and analyzed by beings from another world.

And not just ANY beings, but the aliens who landed in Roswell, NM back in the 50s. The government did indeed cover it up and have been in communications with them ever since - even allowing them to transport people for experimentations. As the story onfolds we learn that one of the military personnel of the time even had a rendez vous with one of the beings, which resulted in the birth of a baby (or is it?) And to top that off there is a connection between her and Marie and the alien that loves her, Hue - a clone of sorts who is more human than meets the eye.

It is an engaging story particularly if you are of the sci-fi loving persuasion with interesting characters and a rad update schedule that Ms. Bitner sticks to. Currently over 100 pages of comic are available for your perusal. And you can also see Ms. Bitner's fabulous sketches on Deviant Art. So head on over and give it a read - your brain will thank you.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday Night Life Drawing Class

Charcoal charcoal and more charcoal. I'll be lucky if I don't inhale my weight in charcoal by the end of this class. Yikes. Drawing tonight was muy bueno. Jessica was a great model. And Mitch is awesome - he's like the hip version of Bob Ross. I mean the guy sketches out the figure the way most of us sketch out stick figures. Wow.

Here are the drawings of the night.

one minute gesture drawings
I really like the staff - it reminds me of the dude ferrying the dead on the river Styx.

OK so Mitch did the gesture drawing on the right as an example of how to create better volume.

I tried his approach on the next series of gestures.

five minutes

ten minutes

Mitch showed me how to shade on this one. Neat!

forty minutes
I'm very proud of this drawing. I spent thirty-five minutes getting the form right and five creating the lights.

thirty minutes
Last drawing of the night - I sped through this one so I could create the contrast.

Amazing Bunny Vision!

I present - rabbit sketches!


These are gesture drawings of the little rabbit that lives at my apartment complex. I see him and his cohorts once every couple of days. He (or she, I'm not up on my bunny anatomy) was kind enough to pose for me. And by "pose" I mean not hop away in terror at the sight of a stranger. Thanks bunny.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School - February

Tonight at Dr. Sketchy's host Vivienne VaVoom served as the model. As mentioned in a previous post, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School was created by Molly Crabapple in Brooklyn. Each month a local bar hosts the two hour life drawing class which features burlesque dancers, drag queens, go go dancers, or any other fun and strange persona. Not your typical art class for sure.

After cleaning out her basement VaVoom found weird and unusual tech props she had once used in a show - joystick bras, motherboard outfits, that sort of thing. And plastic ray guns. Sweet.

one minutes

five minutes

Motion sketch

Elaborate corpse

This is the "elaborate corpse" - every two minutes you pass the drawing to the next person. After ten minutes, five people have worked on your original sketch. Here's what my original came back as (I must say I dig the black outline and red sketchy marker).

ten minutes

twenty minutes

This is my favorite sketch of the night. This is VaVoom's homage to Bettie Page, complete with Bettie wig and weird sculpture art she converted into this Jupitar bra-thing.

© 2009 Angela Entzminger

Friday, February 13, 2009

ASLD Life Drawing Friday - In Pastel!

I've never drawn in pastel before and wanted to try something different. I like the colors. The figures of model Kristen turned out OK. Good first try.

one minutes (in charcoal)

two minutes (in charcoal)

five minutes

ten minutes

my favorite drawing of the day

fifteen minutes

twenty minutes