August 25, 2008

t.gately

i'd like to start posting some drawings from our weekly gesture drawing class at pixar, but i've got a backlog of older drawings i figure i should post. below, some tom gately notes from tuesday gesture classes, 2007. any idea what he's suggesting in each? if you're curious, let me know and i'll write some little explanations.


well, here tom's talking about pushing things farther; going all the way to exaggerate things. oh, and opening up that negative space between his back and his arm.

here tom reminded me that there is a relationship between things in space, and that we need to give this emphasis, reinforce this; we shouldn't flatten things out too much. i believe he also suggested that he might have the fellow lean forward to look forward.

yes, the comment here was about balance--about throwing her off balance, putting her in motion; it probably had to do with the particulars of how i was interpretting the pose, but either way, static is way more boring than active. i  think my lean back could've worked, but i didn't push it nearly enough to make it play.

10 comments:

  1. Hey Nick, please do! I'd love to hear more about what he's suggesting. I've been re-reading the Stanchfield notes over the last month, and they're making a whole other kind of sense for some reason. The more info, the better!
    Hope you're well!
    R.

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  2. I'd love to see some more figure drawings! I'm sure any advice coming from your teacher would be much appreciated from others as well (like myself)!

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  3. I concur with with Randeep and Amelia! I'd love to head some words of wisdom. If those are Tom's drawings next to yours, my humble guess would be....balance?

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  4. Beautiful drawings. i'd like to hear what he had to say too.

    B

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  5. These are nice. Thanks for postin. Always interestin to read what the artist is tryin to achieve.

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  6. Hey Nick,
    Great post on Tom Gately's class. I was actually going to write and see if you'd post something from the sessions. Inspiring. I need to start posting again.
    Those DIA spots were alot of fun to do. I haven't made it out to the museum yet, but it's on the list.

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  7. Hey I was thinking of doing the same with Tom's corrections of my drawings! Cool.

    What a resource. I bet we could compile a drawing book made up of student drawings and Tom's suggestions. Not that we would, but it'd be a neat tool.

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  8. Nice drawings Nick - one would suspect you know what you're doing...

    PS what are you having for breakfast tomorrow?

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  9. such wonderful simplicity.
    ^-^

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  10. Thanks for the explanations of each drawing Nick, it's great to read what had to say. Great things to keep in mind. Sometimes I forget, and it's always great to be reminded to "draw verbs, not nouns".
    Awesome work again, as always.
    R.

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