The art of Observing- Class one

So for many who don’t know in the middle of March I started a mentorship with Shaun Bryant. He’s worked on a lot through his years as an artist and currently is at DreamWorks. https://shaun-bryant.tumblr.com/  and http://www.art-bomb.com/ are great places to keep up with all he’s doing.

The mentorship has been all about Character Design specifically for television animation. In the first class we were given the homework of doing 100 hands and cafe sketches but using the fundamental principals of art to do so, Ie: texture, line, color, space ect. Forgetting the usual line allows you to be quick at observing. Maybe its just a quick shape or the way the color of the shadow is. Day one I took my Sketch book and did my usual process. Through the week I began to experiment more.