Okay, here's the next assignment for my "mentorship" program I have here on DA. Its been awhile, so for those that don't know (skip to next paragraph if you know about these) I have posted "assignments" from time to time that I then look over and pick two from the batch to draw over and make suggestions on how they could be improved. That's the mentorship part. I can't do it for everyone, but, hopefully, you can see the notes I made on the couple I chose and learn something from that. I know thats the way I learn best- by example. The second element to this is that I am working on a character posing and expression book that will be out next year from Focal Press. My goal is to include your drawing (if it is chosen) and my "mentor" notes as examples in the book.
FOUR THINGS FOR EVERYONE TO REMEMBER:
1)Don't submit a drawing if you don't want it included in the book (I am giving full credit to the artist, but I do not have a budget to pay you). (I will need your REAL name and an email address to send a permission form to you later.)
2) PLEASE add your link to the artwork in the comments section to THIS JOURNAL. It makes it easier to me to find everything if its in one place. Don't NOTE me your link, please.
3) Scan your artwork at the correct size or template if I provided one (listed in the description below) but make sure it is hir res 300 DPI, please. Low res will look bad for book reproduction.
4) Sketches ONLY please. You can use colored pencil underdrawing (like I do) but go over it with graphite for the tie down so you have a darker line that will show up with you scan it. I don't need colored images and I'd rather you get this done and just do a sketch.
OKAY, the assignment:
Using the "Tommy" model sheet fav.me/d326c7m
create a series of at least 6 to 8 different "thumbnail" sketches to describe this action: Tommy is sitting in a chair eating a bowl of cereal (facing three-quarter front, page right), he hears something behind him (page left), reacts, jumps out of his chair and runs off screen in that direction. Think of these as rough animation poses. They should relate to each other. Strive for the clearest pose to express each step of the action "Tommy" is going through. Think about this happening to you. Act it out in a mirror if you want. What are the key poses you go through and how does each pose set up the next pose?
If you draw them on multiple pages to explore different poses, make sure you put them all together (in Photoshop) on one page when you submit your assignment. PLEASE MAKE THE FINAL SHEET PROPORTIONS 8"x10" at 300DPI resolution, jpgs.
DEADLINE: Please turn this in by TUES night. I will begin reviewing them on WED morning. Thanks!
Here's an example of some thumbnails I did of another character, for reference: fav.me/d36ylhn