Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FORCE-Draw Form or Shape First?

This preview discusses the chicken and egg question on what a draftsperson should tackle first, the concept of form or shape?  In the writing of my first FORCE book, Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators, this question was by far the most difficult to answer.  Years later, I think I made the right choice in asking and answering that question once more.
Mike Mattesi

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to Stay on Model-Character Design

A question often asked by students is “How do the pros keep characters on model?”  This pertains to comics, 2D animation, illustration and more.  This preview shows how simple squash and stretch concepts allow you to affect the personality of the design. The full video discusses tricks about shape and form to further the understanding of staying on model.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Indiana Jones Iconic Moment

Sketched this from the film.  One of the all time best actors, Harrison Ford, defining a great character with a great moment.

How to draw a Grizzly using FORCE.

This Video preview presents concepts of FORCE within a Grizzly bear.  Find out where the three main FORCES lie in this plantigrade locomotive class animal. The second part of this full video moves through the creation of a Grizzly character design. This content and more will be published in FORCE: Animal Drawing and Design, to be released in Spring of 2011.