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Illustrations - Past and Present

Post by Michael J. Dowswell » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:18 am

I thought that really...well, long story really, but I've been going through my old drawings and it's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, creating all manner of untamed emotion and puzzlement.

But it's time to show them anyway.



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Can't say exactly when this was drawn, somewhere in-between 1993 and 1997, I did a lot of drawing, and really do feel very guilty that I don’t draw any more..and do hideous 3D animations instead. I hadn’t been given the wonderful (and very simple) advice of blending your shading at this point either (a old man at art college told me to do, and made huge differences to the quality of my drawings from that moment on)

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This one was inspired by looking at photos of middle east citys.

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This is Brian Cousins doing the sinister borg Crosis in Star Trek: The Next Generation's two parter Descent.

Again, a very old drawing of mine before I went to art college... and such a small thing here (thats missing from this)...is that (at this stage) I hadn't been taught about blending my shading...which a old man taught me to do later on at art college, and it made a huge differance with subsequent drawing of mine.

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This drawing was not actually meant to go down this road of being a woman having a hard time with a mask. It's a drawing that I worked on over the years, I would go back to it and atempt to draw her face...but could never get the face right. I eventually just started to draw a mask instead.

I think with drawing or making a film or even doing music...you tend to constantly (of for me anyway) shape away at it to get it as good as you possibly can before you let somebody see it.

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Post by squirpy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:03 am

That melty face in the 4th one down terrifies me slightly. :)
I keep a sketchblog here

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Post by Michael J. Dowswell » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:03 pm

haha...yep, just put some text there with it now...it's a piece that I always feel might cause upset but never intend to cause upset...not that i;m saying you upset by it...but that I'm aware that it might get misunderstood.

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Post by Michael J. Dowswell » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:05 am

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Post by Michael J. Dowswell » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:35 am

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You can see the 3d version of this too at here. You'll have to scroll down though.
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Post by campy22 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:14 am

It's so nice to see your NON Cg stuff Michael!
And... is that last car, the one that you have modelled and is on your site?

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Post by Michael J. Dowswell » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:22 am

Hey Pascal,

Yeah, I cant help but feel that I should draw more often.

Yep thats the 3D car on my site. Funny story with that is that the chairs in the car are from one of the bridges in my animation. I'm unbelievably lazy...lol
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Post by Michael J. Dowswell » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:21 am

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You can see the 3d version of this too at here. You'll have to scroll down though.
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Post by Michael J. Dowswell » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:12 pm

It's amazing how drastically different it can look if you photograph differently...I quite like how the lead has reflected.

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Post by Michael J. Dowswell » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:25 pm

Another version of this im afraid...a darker one.

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