10/17/06

So, you're a TRACER!...


Hey, I hate to admit using the light table here, but when Toyota comes and says they need their two big selling Scions depicted in exacting detail, you don't have much choice. The shapes must be there you know? Besides, anybody who works in this field knows that even though you might want to, sometimes you aint got 700 hours to map it all out with rulers and sun-dials like the great masters would have. So, break out the magic tracing machine, say a prayer to the art gods and get started. Anyway, it's still quite fun to make up all that good shiny stuff and turn real objects into an ink line. And in the end, Toyota is happy.

9 Comments:

Blogger Chris Gardner said...

Sorry Sarah, I had to. The unstoppable monolith that is TOYOTA gave me photo reference and made me do it. ;) I figure 40 to 50 hours of life drawing and I'll be fixed right up!

2:30 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

I love it! I got super excited at first because I didn't realize it was a Scion at the bottem and thought it was a Matrix, which we just bought. Ever since I drove my Dad's rusty old Tercel (with no air-conditioning or even a radio) to college, I've been the biggest Toyota fan.

Very very nice inking to by the way too, makes all that tracing okay, ha ha :)

10:41 AM  
Blogger Ryan Wood said...

Ha, so you ARE a Tracer, nice;) Good stuff, dood.

4:07 PM  
Blogger COOP said...

Ha! We all use that light table, don't be ashamed.

Nice job bloggity-blogging, BTW.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

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11:25 AM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

ARGGGGGGGG !!! I really hate that flippant generalization of inkers. Good inking is damn hard.And you sir are a brilliant inker and magnificent draftsman.Of course i know there are plenty of inkers who can't draw too well , but when people lump those guys in with great craftsman who are inkers it drives me nuts.I was at Disney Feature Animation for 8 years in the Cleanup department and Cleanup has the same stigma attached to it. I can't tell you the number of crappy animation scenes the cleanup department saved . Nubs for hands, characters that were way off model etc.I enjoyed the craftsmanship of cleanup and it made me a much better draftsperson.I think inking can do that too because you have to be precise in your decision making. Sometimes it's easy to hide a lack of knowledge behind alot of loose scribbly lines.(Although i do love a good rough drawing.)Anyway,...i'll get off my soapbox,...i'm getting a nosebleed up here. :)

11:29 AM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

Hey bro,..wheredya go ?

3:33 PM  
Blogger Andre Moore said...

I always say when you trace you still put your own style to it. Which you did just that. Looks good.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Antimatty said...

all your work is frikken awesome! just really great!

7:48 PM  

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