Sunday, November 13, 2011
Some friends gave me a nice new hardbound sketchbook. This thing has been magic for me. I think just the fact that it's a nice book caused me to unconsciously try for better drawings. Drawing on scratch paper with a BIC pen doesn't inspire the same mindset...
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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Inspired by an early tale of Vucub Caquix from the Popul Vuh. The art style is primarily Mayan, but there's also some influence from the Olmec, the Incas, and pre-Aztec Mexico. Contrary to popular belief, these cultures mixed and borrowed elements from each other quite frequently.
There's a surprising amount of anatomical study in Mayan art. While there are certainly primitive elements (heads in profile only), there's a variety of stances (frontal and three-quarter) and most impressively a wide selection of hand poses -- many of which would feel at home in sophisticated feature animation.