Saturday, 3 December 2016

Article on Gesture Drawing for ASIFA


My good buddy Win Leerasanthanah asked me to write an article on Gesture Drawing for ASIFA - The international association for film and animation.
Here goes:


Gesture drawing is a physical and mental experience, as real as the air we breathe. 
Figure drawing can be used to learn a multitude of things – forms, shapes, volume, perspective, anatomy, staging, composition, caricature, straights against curves, lighting and so many other ideas. Gesture drawing at its best is very subjective to the artist and should be treated as an outlet for immediate representation of your experience at that split second. It is about jotting down your reaction to the subject matter rather than copying what you see in front of you. Without that sincerity in expressing your experience, the drawings would be life-less and might not evoke the necessary emotion in the viewer.

Self-Expression versus Perfection

If you’re very much in control of the movement, by too much control you’re concerned about the execution. ” -Bruce Lee
One of the things that helped me realize the importance of self-expression was while listening to a Bruce Lee interview where he talks about martial arts: “If you’re very much in control of the movement, by too much control you’re concerned about the execution. ” The same...

Read more : 
http://www.asifa-south.com/2016/11/21/gesture-drawing-tutorial/

Friday, 2 December 2016

CTN Table T509


It's been an awesome time at CTN couple weeks back, thanks again to Disney for this wonderful opportunity. It really pushed me to make my first sketchbook for sale, and it was an amazing (but exhausting) experience, and the fact that people were interested in buying it was really encouraging.


This was a cropped piece I did for a full-environment earlier this month, which I thought was a good image for a cover page.



My table at CTN T-509 filled with prints, a Batman animation flipbook, the new sketchbook and a few batman bookmarks!



Thanks again to Matt Roberts and Kelsi Taglang and so many others at Disney!
More CTN pictures later! :)