Maybe everything in life exists in tandem with everything else and all those things revolve in cycles. I say this because a lot of changes have happened in my life in a one year span. Things have began and ended good and bad but all for a reason…. Now I’ll be putting a ton of focus onto my short film since I am no long working with the Refinery Creative. I’ll have to make some moves quick though before shit hits the fan but nothing to worry about. The game is the game. Here are some of my recent figure sketches from both Greg Weir Quitnons fashion class and CSG workshops. Also I don’t use this bog as much as I used to since I have other outlets. Check out my IG: mr.gregmitchell for the most up to updates.
I snuck this picture in….:)
Greg Mitchell, times gettin hard but a nigga still gettin it -Future, Trap Niggas
This may look like a relatively simple drawing to you (audience I don’t have hahaha) but it’s actually quite a feat for me to do. As a result of goin hard in the paint on the daily I can now draw pictures like this in only one pass. Yep that’s right, No underdrawing! I can just draw whatever I want now! Ayyyyy I might even color it later hmmmm….
It’s been awhile since I hopped on my blog and actually said something. I feel like nowadays I just make a quick post and get right back to “work” ( I won’t lie…I’m lazy sometimes and I just lay around). I miss the good old days when me and this blog were close and I updated it at least once a day. I was broke as fuck but at least I had my content which was all my own and time….precious precious time. I miss it! So much so that I’ve been laboring everyday after hours over a new animated short film of mine called “TOOK.” I can’t give too many details on the short thus far since it’s so early in production but I can tell it will be hilarious, stylish and of course dope. It’s my intention to use this short to showcase what I now know about art and entertainment…which is a ton guys. No one sketch can do this knowledge justice so I’ve made it must to finish this next film.
In other news I’m still here in L.A. working at the Refinery Creative as a sketch artist for movie posters. When I first got here nearly a year ago I was terrible and now…I suck a little less haha. Jokes aside my skills have improved drastically and I have a new found confidence to really create the pieces that I’ve always dreamed of. Things like perspective and anatomy kept a brother down haha. Anywho I’m rambling. Here are a few sketches of development for the female lead in “TOOK.”
I’m just churning through classes these days. I’ve learned a ton this year…Its like a dream. Anywho these are some recent sketches from his fashion drawing from life class. I switched to pen like a boss!
Greg Mitchell, I’m on that pen game flex! Oooooooo
It’s really a dream come true to be studying with some of the greatest artists in the world on a weekly basis. When I was back in Georgia I would fantasize about a life like this here in L.A….and now it’s coming true! Anywho, here are some studies of eyes I did recently after attending Pascal’s last class. Of course this is only a small fraction of what I’ve actually done but I liked this page for some reason. The goal is to achieve that you don’t just see…but you feel. I’ve got a ways to go. These were done on a cintiq using photoshop.
Greg Mitchell, Yall need to give Shy Glizzy a chance!
I’m too, three, four thrilled to finally be taking instruction from Pascal Campion. He’s been one of my favorite modern artists for years now because of his ability to combine core artistic skills with personal experience to make pieces that really bring solid emotional appeal to the viewer. It’s something I’ve been striving for ever since I read Hans Bacher’s “Dream Worlds” back in college. I’ve only attended one class so far but the information is geared more towards the story boarding aspect which isn’t a bad thing because teaching color is in my opinion is….useless. It’s just too personal, go outside and paint. More pieces to come! Oh and I’m starting a bi weekly comic series…stay tuned!
For the past 10 weeks I’ve been in Ron Lemens Analytical Figure drawing class over at LAAFA in Van Nuys, CA. I’m definitely no where near a level now that I would call “good” butttt I’m much improved and I also feel like I have enough of a road map to follow so that my personal studies will be more efficient. Hands down I encourage those that want to expand their knowledge of anatomy (especially for use in entertainment) to take his class! Moving along I also posted some of my sketches from last weeks CSG clothed figure session. I’m realizing that I suck at connecting heads to necks and I have no idea how to properly draw in clothes. That said, I had a lot of fun!
Greg Mitchell, There gone be 10,000 beeches at my funeralll!