My ten-year high school reunion went down this weekend, making me feel really old. Well, that didn't bother me nearly as much as feeling like I haven't developed or utilized my drawing skills to a higher level. I've seen the volume of work some of my peers have produced and it's enough to make this grown man cry. But I'm not one to sob in the corner so I put foot to ass and went to work.
So after Surly Sergio's Sombreros and between some sudden and unfortunate family issues, I found two hours to watch Disney and Pixar's Cars.
I know, I know. Not exactly work but it's kinda like reference. Kinda.
The movie was good; not Pixar's best but a good, entertaining film nonetheless. The set up for the film took a little too long but once the action moved to the small town (Radiator Springs), the movie went into (excuse the pun) high gear. But overall, the animation was solid and the voice acting was spot. Then again, it's not like they went out on a limb with the character archtypes they choose (ex. Mexican lowrider car voiced by Cheech Marin; Redneck towtruck voiced by Larry The Cable Guy).
So, back to getting some more drawing under my belt. With Cars as inspiration, I did some sketching. Here's the result:
And after a few hours of Photoshop-ing, here's the final drawing:
Turned out OK. I could've done more with the overall perspective and the car designs but the drawing was just a quick reaction to watching the film.
Enough digressions for this week. Now back to ONE.