Trijnie Nanninga

Creature Creator

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Charmers

*Update 6-4-2016*

The GoatBallerina was a bit lonely, so I made a few more.

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By now I am really enthusiastic about the possiblities of drawing with pencil. It's so much more than just a tool for quick scketching... I wasn't expecting this at the beginning of the class. Thanks again Judy!

*update 4/4/2016*

Now keen on the possiblities of the pencil, I've remade the goat ballerina.

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*1-4-2016*

First up were the figures and the movements.

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On to the textures.

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This was an interesting excersice for me. I draw creatures all the time and I just draw them out of the blue. Sometimes I do a little sketching before making the final design, but never multiple postures or poses. This is a quick way to explore multiple possibilities.

Out of the sketches, I chose some ideas that I liked.

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Here's some creatures I came up with on the side:

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But I wanted to do a more detailed pencildrawing, paying atention to the light ans dark areas, so I stuck with the irritated maid.

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At this point I normally would grab my markers, but I didn't.

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Turned out pretty nice! Also an accurate depiction of how I feel today, beïng a maid myself. (I wish we really had the fancy costume though...)

The best part of making sketches beforehand is that the pose is much more expressive. If I wouldn't have made the sketches, for example the arms would have turned out more anatomically correct, I think. the expression is much stronger this way.

I then chose to color the piece in watercolours and define the lines with pen and ink.

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The goal was to create a charming character... Let's just say she has an off day, we all have sometimes.

Thanks for establishing this exploration Judy! I have plenty of new ideas to work on.

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