Just finished this one yesterday. Purpose was to exaggerate a pose and design a character based on a live model we had during class.
First assignment in costumed figure class. Silhouette of roman soldiers.
Assignment was to pick 5 track & field poses, draw given character references into the poses. I've done a similar assignment a year ago, but this one was much more challenging. I think if i was asked to do this assignment last year, I wouldn't have been able to do it.
Works from last term's concept design class. We had two weeks to do a master copy. Basically we had a choose a background scene done for a real animation and copy it as accurately as possible. We were not allowed to sample colors, trace, etc. The bottom version is my finished copy. This is a background from Disney's Pocahontas.
I was shocked by how much I learned through copying a piece. Before, I've always had this mindset that copying was pointless and a big no-no. But now I realized that copying as practice is probably one of the best ways to learn and feel a piece from the perspective of the original artist.
My digital painting skills still needs a ton of work...eek