L’Homme Machine

(Machine Man)

An extremely early animation created by director Étienne-Jules Marey, a pioneer in filming motion pictures.

The most impressive thing about this film is that it’s from 1885, as it seems to be more a test than anything else.

Fun fact!

Marey was shooting movies at 60fps back then, way before it was cool.

See more from my study of The History of Cinema.

And Another Abandoned Gas Station

Another abandoned gas station concept.

This one was constructed from a plan and a side elevation using a perspective technique that, through the magic of a bazillion straight lines, projects these 2D renderings into a 3D space and this is now my favourite drawing thing ever.

Life Drawing 28/08 (2)

20 minute pose (with some additional refinement at home).

I wasn’t able to make it to this week’s session as I was nerding out at DevWorld, discussing (among other things) the finer points of adventure game dialogue text parsers.

Life Drawing 28/08

45 minute pose from from last night’s life drawing session. Very much enjoyed it and I’m happy with the solidity of the forms and the proportions but I ended up bearing down too hard on the shading and highlights to the point that she looked like she’s made of plastic!

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