I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach figure drawing in the animation course at Humber College over the past year. While teaching, I always try to do at least one or two drawings with the students. These are a few drawings from my class yesterday featuring the very talented, Ettienne Buxton. The first two are 10 minute drawings, and the second 2 are 20 minutes each. I always enjoy how expressive Ettienne is with his poses. Hope you enjoy!
One of the many pets I have in my house is a bearded dragon named Leo. My wife had him out one night so I decided to draw him. Of course I needed to put my own twist on him, and the above bearded dragon cowboy is the result. It was very nice having a live model on hand to get his head and arms just right. Hope you enjoy!
Another one straight out of my sketchbook. I wanted to incorporate some background in my drawings as I usually just focus on the character. I had a lot of fun finding reference for his armor and making it feel right for a wolf. Hope you enjoy!
Here's my rendition of a super happy Yeti! I wanted to take myself out of my usual comfort zone for this one, and had a lot of fun trying to worry more about the shapes, and design of the Yeti as opposed to over doing the anatomy and structure that I find myself leaning on more. Hope you enjoy!
This pencil sketch is straight out of one of my many sketchbooks. I've always really enjoyed Disney's Robin Hood. The designs of the anthropomorphic characters are so fun, full of life, and helped inspire this piece. Not to mention the beautiful work of Juanjo Guarnido in Blacksad. I don't remember exactly what I was thinking with this piece. Looking back on it, I like to think that he's on a journey across some great hilly plains to warn of coming danger. Hope you enjoy!
I really enjoyed adding the color to this one. The orange and blue color palette worked out very nicely, and added to the warm tone I wanted for the piece. I decided to not go black with the background 1, because I need a new black marker, and 2, because I was worried it may take away from the space kitty. I would like to bring it into Photoshop to try out a black space behind the astro-kitty. Or I might just have to buy a new black marker. Hope you enjoy!
What kid of the 80's didn't love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I was inspired by the very good, new Ninja Turtles animated show, and toys from Nickelodeon that came out around 2012-2013. I always liked the mutant rhino and warthog that the turtles fought and got inspired to draw rocksteady. These drawings were done far apart time wise, but I still like playing around with the fun shapes that can be found in rhinos. With Bebop and Rocksteady cast for the next TMNT movie, I may have to do another. Hope you enjoy!
Animator specializing in Maya, Flash, Toon Boom, Classical and Stop Motion animation. I love Designing, Illustrating, Storyboarding, and Creating awesome fun images.
All Artwork Copyright Chris Cherkas