Sketchbook pages




Sketchbook pages

Couple of cloud studies:


Natural lighting conditions:
(Find good reference here Itchyanimation and at Huevaluechroma)





Playing around with my new tombow markers:


Happy holidays everyone!

The other day we were watching Beauty and the Beast, and I remember thinking ……Wow!!, cool…. I know who worked on some of these sequences:

Digital Painting of Beast in Photoshop by Aaron Blaise

Butterfly contemplation by Aaron Blaise

Aaron Blaise has worked as animator or supervising animator on films like “The Rescuers Down Under”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan” and as co-director of Oscar nominated film “Brother Bear”.
Take a look at his website, creatureartteacher and blog, artofaaronblaise for some fantastic artwork and tutorials.

Nature sketching videos from Muir Laws


These are some of the sketches I made earlier this year, while watching videos from John Muir Laws. Check out how to draw song birds, shore birds , raptors and other cool and interesting stuff at his website and youtube channel.

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Drawing the male back in sanguine

This one is following a video by Glenn Vilppu :


Today’s drawings

Learning from Joe Weatherly animal drawing videos at NMA:

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More sketches

My poor, darling kid playing the same song which he had already learned over and over again so that I could finish drawing him:

Guitarre spielen skizze

Design I had meant to include in my previous post:


Sketchbook pages

Here I’ve followed along a lovely demonstration by Glenn Vilppu of a woman`s head drawn from imagination:

head study from Vilppu


Vilppu arm demonstrations:

arm study from Vilppu

arm study from Vilppu


This was done from a magazine:



These pages are from an old sketchbook when I had been reading a lot of books on decorative design. Most of them are good but one book actually shows you how to design those enticing spirals by yourself (Gold mine alert! Drawing and designing in a series of lessons / by Charles G. Leland.)

The one in color I designed myself:

decorative design sketchbook page

decorative design sketchbook page

These two pages have some from the book and some by me:

decorative design sketchbook page


Doing the spirals here (right most bottom) reminded me of the ones which I use to sometimes make (right most middle) in front of our house, oh.. donkey’s years ago. Its called rangoli in Hindi and muggu in Telugu. The bigger ones look very complicated but they are not really that difficult to make, a vertical line of dots (here, 7) is made first, then the lines to either side have progressively lesser number of dots. The loops are made around these dots which serve as a grid pattern:
decorative design sketchbook page

This ones just doodling, doing landscape thumbnails from imagination:

landscape thumbnails


This one’s also from imagination, its a bit winnie-the-pooh (one of my favorites of the Disney Classics) landscape inspired, so I put a Puh Bär quote next to it:

landscape sketch