First Day of Character Design with AC/DC

Academy of Art University, Clothed Figure Drawing, Figure Drawing, Life Drawing

Yesterday I entered the marvelous world of character design class. I am learning alongside several friends from previous classes and am being taught by Nicolas, one of the best teachers at the Academy and who is also very funny.

We started off with several notes and a general discussion on how to create a character and what traits and mannerisms certain archetypical characters all possess. Then Simone modeled for us and we were encouraged to “push” a few of the drawings, as you’ll see below. We also had the opportunity to draw several 10 second drawings, which I had never done before, set to AC/DC’s “Shoot to Thrill” – the best way to draw fast EVER.

Final Project: Sketchbook

Academy of Art University, Animal Drawing, Animals, BART, BART drawings, Clothed Figure Drawing, Figure Drawing, Illustration, Life Drawing, San Francisco Zoo

Here are the pictures I submitted for my final project in Clothed Figure class. Why Clothed Figure you ask? Why not. Our teacher had us keep a shetchbook all semester and we submitted our best drawings. So here they are. Enjoy.