Sunday, 11 January 2015

Assignment 1

Hey guys!
I signed up for an online course with Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo.
Here's drawing 1 of 5 for the first assignment, which is drawing a set up in a diffused natural light.
It will be interesting to see how much I improve on my skills by the end of the 10 weeks! :)

P.S. You can tell I lost patience with the book cover name *scribbleee*

Saturday, 26 April 2014

3rd year !!! 2 weeks till the LAST DEADLINE ever

Hey hey!!
So I haven't posted in while, but that's only cos I am currently working on my 3rd year graduation film and don't have time for anything else.
There's 2 weeks till the final deadline and the workload is crazy!! But I can do it! Or at least everyone else says I can "You're Toni, you can do it!" they say. I would like to believe them, plus it makes me feel like I have special "Toni" super powers, so you know, win win.
Anyways, my shoulder hurts from non-stop animating so I decided to draw a drawing about it...
Oh the sweet irony!
On the plus side I came across this awesome quote today...Michelangelo sends me timeless messages through the internet.. I bet it's a sign ;D

Anyways, catch you guys soon xxx

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Self Portrait...experiment

Never really had done one of myself before, so here we are. Can't quite choose the background for it so just decided to keep both :)))
I was initially inspired by Sainer's image (see below) and was thinking of doing a study but then decided to just use the pose and go with my own painting style. Personally the reds in Sainer's image are way too saturated. I'm more of an earthy colour person.
Quite pleased with the results overall. I had fun painting which also gave me the drive to do more of it as I don't have enough colour stuff in my drawings currently.

Hope you like, 
Let me know what you think :)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Life Drawing 2013

Long time no see.
Currently working on our grad film so not much time for personal work or anything.
Anyways, here's some life drawing I did over the term. 
Still feeling rusty though.
Hoping to do a better job next term when the sessions start earlier in the evening so I'm not as sleepy and tired.
Can't wait to get back into drawing properly.
Happy New Year :)

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Marwell Zoo

A mix of old and new work. Just a quick post, since I realised I haven't blogged in a while.
Marwell Zoo drawings from last week and some old life drawing and China location and panda sketches.

Hope you like, 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

China and some cafe sketches

 Hey hey!
I haven't posted in while, but that's mainly due to the fact that I went to China recently (and it was great fun!). Me and some friends from uni did some work for an animation studio called Glory and Dream in Nanjing. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post any of the character designs I did for their current project so I won't apart from one page of action sketches which won't be used (that's the last page of this post).
More China sketches shall be revealed on here soon, but I need a nice printer to scan all work in first!

For the past few months I've been trying to focus on cafe sketching and luckily a lot of my buddies decided to join in at different points so I managed to not slack off much and get some actual sketching done. Yay! I think it sums up to 4 or 5 drawing sessions so far, which is still something although I could have done a lot more. They're not the greatest but I really think I'm making some progress there and it reflects in my personal work as well, which really makes me happy! I've been trying to find my way around quick sketching and capturing action as it still feels like foreign ground to me but I think I'm starting to get used to it. All I want to do now is just continue to draw and draw and draw and draw everyday which I must admit is an amazing feeling.
 Last page is meant to explore a character's personality. I'm quite happy with the poses I came up with as I managed to make them somewhat dynamic so they're starting to tell a story... I've been shying away from the challenge before, so I'm now finally diving into it and it feels goooad! I've used some kung-fu references for the 3 drawings on the left but tried to break them up a little bit and bring some life to the actual poses, as the photographs were quite stiff and still as you can imagine (the drawing where she combs her hair is from my own imagination though).
I'm hoping to blog some more soon as I've got some more China trip drawings to share but there's so much work waiting for me now including pitch work (that's right working on a 3rd year pitch and the process is being a pain in the ass!) so I'm not sure how much time I'll have to spare for blogging. 

Please let me know what you think. Any piece of advice would be appreciated!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

38th London Sketchcrawl

Hey hey, 
Me and some friends went to the 38th Sketchcrawl event in London over the weekend. It was my first, and as nervous as I was back then I must say I did better than I expected. We drew random people around the Tate modern and I think it's safe to say that I have now officially started my practice in quick gesture sketching and indeed my appetite came with the meal. I feel quite enthusiastic about it now and I'll make sure I spare some time to do more of those in the future.

We also went to the BYOA meeting and that has proven to be quite an amazing experience! I met a lot of wonderful people there and got some really useful feedback on my work.
Overall, a lot of great things have happened in the past couple of weeks which makes me really happy and glad!
There is definitely a lot to look forward to now that the second term has started :)

Let me know what you think,

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Not particularly enthusiastic

Hey there,
I haven't posted in a while, and I really feel I should for the sake of keeping the bloggage alive. Cos it's a nice thing to do. But anyway, I was looking at my hand-in folder for uni and I thought, there's actually a few good hits amongst the images I'm now posting.

 First page is blind drawings.. and the one that wasn't particularly blind I like the most, and that would be the one of Stelios. He-he! Was fun doing the blind drawings tho, should probs give them a go more often, for the sake of practice.
I was told a couple of times (by the tutors) that my quicker sketches are much better than the ones I've spent ages on, and sadly (or not) I'm starting to feel it's true. Well, I wish I was awake/energetic enough to have the time and attention span for properly detailed/rendered drawings, but I guess, now is not the time.Oh well. imsotired
I've been doing some anatomical studies recently and I'm quite happy with the hands on page 2, but overall, I need to get over my confusion/artist block during life drawing and just sit down and figure out what it is I want to come out of those sessions with...and just get it done. BUT OH MAN, I am so tired right now. Got a week and a half left before we break up for Christmas, and frankly, I'm looking forward to some rest! Although, as per usual, there's tons to do.... but enough of that, or my sleepy self will take over this post and rant about the amazingness of sleep and rest and doing nothing but sleeping all day. Wait, sleepyself just took over.
Anyway, 3rd page: life drawing from this Tuesday. Oh boy, was that a tense morning.... Try wanting to draw  full dynamic poses, with strong anatomy study type finish, exaggeration and only maybe actual anatomy study of a ...knee for example, e.g. everything at once whist having seriously stepped on your mental breaks. It's not very pleasant. Anyways, I survived and did one drawing I was proud of (that'd be the biggest one on the page). But seriously... I really wanna rest, it's late right now, and I wish I'd gone to bed 3 hours ago.
Nighty nigh..... *snore*

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Splash of Blah...

Mmmeeh, some scribbles I've done in between uni work. 

I think it's now established that I draw creepy people, apparently, so... HERE'S SOME MORE, DEAR LADIES.

Copic loving and way too many episodes of The Walking Dead...
That's a zombie!

 I also decided I want to familiarise myself with oil pastels, so here's go 1 and 2.

Catch ya later, 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Life drawing

Random sketch that's meant to be a pissed off Conor and a few life drawings from today.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Euro Trip

Hey hey :)

It's been a while since my last blog post so I've decided to dedicate this one to this summer's Euro Triiip.
Well, most of you probably don't know, but me and my family went to a Euro trip this summer. And it was awesome. And I carried all of my art materials with me. A whole tiny backpack of them ! And hardly used them at all. Sadly. 'Cos we were constantly on the move and hardly had any time to stop and draw xD
Anyway, I did manage to do a couple of sketches whilst on the move.
First one was done in Croatia, where the car broke down...slightly xD So, we were stuck in this tiny village's garage for like 3 hours, waiting for our car to get fixed and stuff... and I got bored... as you do... had read enough about France from the "Eyewitness Travel Guide", so I looked around and guess what I saw! Johnny the terrier xD (not that I didn't see him as soon as we arrived, but was too grumpy and tired to pay any attention xD) (oh, oh, btw I say grumpy, but in fact me and the bro had so much fun on one of those car transporter...things, dunno what it's called. We were basically in our car, which was on the "thing" and it was awessommeeeeee. Every time we went through a bump me and my bro went "Weeeeey" and laughed. It was cool, alright!) Anyways. 

Here's Johnny. He was such a funny dog, just walked around and poked stuff and people with his forehead, looking for attention and fun stuff to eat xD Kinda silly really, but that's what dogs are for, right? To make your day in a boring garage in Croatia. 

So, I drew those, and then our mechanic saw my sketches and was like wooow, that's pretty cool, and took my sketchbook to show it to his boss, and even took a picture of the page xD It was funny, cos the sketches aren't that great, but hey xD It's always nice when people like your work, right xD P.S. Apparently Johnny is a winner (of sth) I didn't catch what the guy said exactly, but even so, Johnny is a celeb! Woop.

Second drawing is from Veniceee. Awww (tons of hearts) In Venice we stayed for 3 days, so naturally, the morning before we left, I decided to be all artsy smartsy and woke up early and went out. If you ever go to Venice, the best time for a nice drawing sesh is around 7:30-8:30 am, cos after 8:30 am tourists flood the place and it goes all mental and hot, especially during the summer. Also, if you ever go to Venice, make sure you stay at a place somewhere central! Me and the fam lived 3 mins away from Piazza San Marco !!! I'm telling you, it was so cool, I almost pissed myself! Ok, Ok, it was so cool, I almost cried... :( OK, I let a tear drop slip.. Jesus you guys.. you wanna know everything!
So, all in all, went out and did this sketch of Santa Maria della Salute. It's on the other side of the canal and it's very big and white. And it's got an awesome wooden ship right in front. Well, ok, slightly to the right from the main entrance. And, again, tourists we're incredibly nice (and curious) as well, looked over my shoulder nodding approvingly. One guy even came to me and said "This is soo awesome, dudee" with a strong accent. and tapped me on the shoulder xD
*insert massive ego boost even tho sketch is pretty basic*

And here's me and our dog ^^ (Fishing.)
Cos we're cool.
And deserve to have a picture uploaded on blogger. 

I do have a couple of stories to tell about the Euro trip, like the tiny car accident me and my friends had on the way to the cinema. The Turkish people we hit weren't particularly happy, but we got to chat to Italian restaurant owners who spoke Bulgarian, whilst waiting for traffic police to come xD (missed first screening of "Brave" because of it, but made it just in time for the second one xD And it was WORTH IT!) and then discovered this really creepy house with even creepier fence in a tiny street in Sofia, right behind a church! T'was magical... it had plastic dolls and heads on the spiky ends of the fence and some white umbrellas. And all of those made up some sort of a name. I think it was supposed to be arty.. Jees some people...

But if you ever need some more info or fancy seeing pics and being told about certain European countries, come say hi :))) And spare a couple of hours xD I've found so many awesome places I can go to, should I visit any of those countries again. And oh my god, will I draw then! (yes, I will.)

Ta ta for now :)))

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Last reviews of old work

 Hi there! :)

I've been thinking of bringing the posts with my old stuff to an end now. I feel, what I've posted so far is enough to give you all an idea of where I come from. I also feel like moving on to the next page and really focus on improving my skills. . . Like . . . All of them xD

 So! I thought it'd be nice to show some character designs of mine as well as animal sketches from Marwell .

 Hopefully, from now on I'll be posting only my newest artworks, showing some progress (again, hopefully) :) I've been also planning to do some artist studies and painting tests. My main focus, though, will be on loosening up my hand again, and really work on line quality, because it's been teasing me for such a long time!

But for now, here's some sketches I've done in my spare time and animation breaks.

These below are done as part of my work for a 3rd year film I worked on in 1st year. 

Marwell Zoo
Fun facts about Tonche: I had little experience in drawing animals, especially ones from life, so these drawings you see here are me getting used to quick sketching of namely, animals. Trying to work loosely as well. I quite enjoyed it, tho! Deffo looking forward to next year's sesh. Wish me luck :)

As I was browsing through my work I found a few more life drawings I'd like to share with you :)

In other words, the great race with myself is on again. I really need to get back in shape and jump up a level or two. Hoping that these 2-3 years I had "off" wouldn't matter as much . . . *worried face*

As per usual, I hope you enjoy this post. Comments are more than welcome!
Aaand I'm going back to work in the company of Rio's soundtrack! Weeeey ^^

Catch ya later!

P.S. And a quick introduction to Elsie: my dear puppet. Made her about 3 years ago. She's quite fun and likes to jump around and explore a lot :)