Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Uff! I am glad that Mandy reminded me how important construction is in animation, else I probably would become an illustrator rather than an animator ;o

Thanks to everyone whom I questioned on msn :D
especially, ye.., Mandy!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Observe, observe, observe.

"Be like a sponge—suck up everything you can lay your eyes on. Look for the unusual, the common, characters, situations, compositions, attitudes study shapes, features,
personalities, activities, details, etc." - Walt Stanchfield

The first pages of my new "spongebook":

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Drawing - A synonym for mental modelling?

Something that really helps me when drawing is trying to have these certain senses...
A sense for the gesture, feeling the action/rhythm and a sense for the shapes, feeling the surface.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Drawing should be fun!

I've lately been inspired by many good draftsmen who all told me the more or less same:
Draw anything you see every day!

I've really been too much into thinking about techniques and I've pushed myself too forceful
instead of being loose and regarding drawing as a process that is fun.
After having this insight I decided to reduce my steps to 2 or maybe 3:
1. drawing the gesture/defining the rough shape (I call it spacing)
2. understanding of the three-dimensionality
(3. rendering)

No sooner said than done:

Old one

This drawing is quite old, but I like this one pretty much and I currently do not have any cool stuff...
so, there it is:

Sunday, August 19, 2007


These are my best sketches for Vilppu's "Spherical Forms"-exercise: