Sharepening the Axe

Rachel no!!! Thanks to Noah and Rachel Bradley for the reference material.

Rachel no!!! Thanks to Noah and Rachel Bradley for the reference material.

Assorted anatomy tracing

Assorted anatomy tracing

Some doodles while watching The Rocketeer

Some doodles while watching The Rocketeer

Assorted instagram reference

Assorted instagram reference

Croquis Cafe studies

Croquis Cafe studies

Some more Royal Alberta Museum specimens.

Some more Royal Alberta Museum specimens.

The Royal Alberta Museum is next door to the studio, so I'm going to try to make it a regular part of my studies.

The Royal Alberta Museum is next door to the studio, so I'm going to try to make it a regular part of my studies.

A gift for some kind people who let us use their cabin

A gift for some kind people who let us use their cabin

1 hour

1 hour

random face studies

random face studies

3D scan practice. 5 minutes per drawing.

3D scan practice. 5 minutes per drawing.

3D scan practice. 5 minutes per drawing.

3D scan practice. 5 minutes per drawing.

assorted instagram reference, and 3d scan turnarounds

assorted instagram reference, and 3d scan turnarounds

Fencers from instagram. Going more for gesture than accuracy.

Fencers from instagram. Going more for gesture than accuracy.

some instagram dancers, witcher cosplay, and 3D scan turnarounds

some instagram dancers, witcher cosplay, and 3D scan turnarounds

I've seen people drawing random google street view shots and it looked like a fun exercise. I wanted to loosen up and get a bit more expressive with it.

I've seen people drawing random google street view shots and it looked like a fun exercise. I wanted to loosen up and get a bit more expressive with it.

It was time to attempt a level-up. Took the proko anatomy course

It was time to attempt a level-up. Took the proko anatomy course

some nudes

some nudes

mostly 2 minute drawings, with a few 5 minute ones throughout.

mostly 2 minute drawings, with a few 5 minute ones throughout.

photo tracing. first the skeletons, then the muscles. helped a ton with anchor points, and getting a better feel for the two systems.

photo tracing. first the skeletons, then the muscles. helped a ton with anchor points, and getting a better feel for the two systems.

Some figures, and still trying not to get bogged down by same-face syndrome.

Some figures, and still trying not to get bogged down by same-face syndrome.

Portraits, figures, some cosplayers

Portraits, figures, some cosplayers

Practicing some rendering

Practicing some rendering

Museum drawings

Museum drawings

Our technical animator Aaron Dibbs has horses, and he let us come draw them.

Our technical animator Aaron Dibbs has horses, and he let us come draw them.

Some lunch-hour life drawings done at work, and some other bioware life drawers that agreed to pose for portraits. Shane, Jeff, Ramil and Teri.

Some lunch-hour life drawings done at work, and some other bioware life drawers that agreed to pose for portraits. Shane, Jeff, Ramil and Teri.

Some lunch-hour life drawings done at work

Some lunch-hour life drawings done at work

I was fortunate enough to attend the Syn Studios "Gathering of Masters" in Montreal. Five days of talks, workshops, and hanging out with like-minded artists from all kinds of backgrounds. It was hugely inspiring to listen to James Gurney, Terryl Whitlach,

I was fortunate enough to attend the Syn Studios "Gathering of Masters" in Montreal. Five days of talks, workshops, and hanging out with like-minded artists from all kinds of backgrounds. It was hugely inspiring to listen to James Gurney, Terryl Whitlach,

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” - Abraham Lincoln

This will be an ongoing dump of studies.