I’ve recently caught the ‘figure drawing bug’ again, and have been drawing non-stop since early February of this year. Since then, its been a personal mission and obsession to attend as many figure drawing workshops as possible in the San Francisco Bay Area where I currently live. This is a field report of my recent drawing journeys.
These reviews are of the recent workshops I’ve attended, organized by day. There’s also contact info for anyone who wants to draw at their local workshop, and support the Bay Area life drawing community. This report is currently ongoing, so check back for more updates, artwork and reviews.
Look inside the January 2010 issue, Number 52, for “Development Sheet”, a 2 page article detailing my process in developing an Environment Concept. A special thanks to the staff at Imagine FX for the great article and congratulations on another beautiful issue. May there be many more articles to come.
A detailed, step by step tutorial demonstration of my process in the making of a creature illustration.
As a side note, this assignment was a Concept Art test that landed me my current job at Cryptic Studios.
Step 0: Comps / Thumbnails
The first step in creating any image is the ideation process. This is the part I really have fun with.
Since the assignment was a creature illustration I created a set of creature thumbnails. Sketching small and staying loose allows the ideas and shapes to flow. I sketched about 20 mini thumbnails in this process.