One month. One sketchbook. Two burnt feet.
If you look at my observational work from the past year, I predominantly used Pen - the idea being that, "If I want to be an animator, I have to do quick, gestural drawings ".... and Pen was the medium that I found suited this train of thought. But there were times when it wasn't the medium for what I wanted to draw, but I used it none the less and got frustrated with the results... even more so of late.
(Just for fun - I would've liked to have gone into this properly... but Gouken was like, "what about meeeee!?")
I spent a few days away with some friends (who also happen to be very talented artists), and it was during this time away that I was lent a 5B pencil. Unlike an HB, it was sooo refreshing to sketch with - I couldn't stop using it - drawing anything, anywhere, anytime.... Sketching suddenly became new again and it was no longer about the results I thought an animator should get, it was just about enjoying drawing, capturing the moment I was in, and discovering the world around me....
...So thank you.
Since then, I went into a Virgin Store (in France they have lots of stationary), and I couldn't see where the individual pencils were, so I asked an assistant if they had 5Bs..... he said there was no such thing - that they didn't exist 0_0 "err, yes they exist" I replied in a, 'you gotta be trolling me' manner. He very seriously took me to the pencils and showed me they had 2B, 4B and 6B, but never had they seen/stocked a 3, 5 or higher than 6..... 0_0
So I bought a 4 and 6 in a compromise :D
Next post - PROJECT_GOUKEN!!
And a word of advice - don't forget to apply suncream to your feet if wearing flip-flops... Red V's on your feet are NOT cool, contrary to what anyone says.
'Till the Next,
p.s EVO2K11 SSFIVAE Poongko Vs Daigo = HYPE