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Days like this.

I have to draw penguins. How hard can that be?
Well, when the brain and the hands refuse to cooperate, and they show about as much emotion as a corndog (basic oblong shape with a stick up their butts), it's time to take a break and do some warm up exercise to loosen up.



Did some more movement studies.



it will be hard to show a fight with waterbending inspired moves. Gonna have to take key poses and push them some more.

And whaddaya know, it helped. Now the penguins look like happy corndogs!

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trufflehog
Jun. 23rd, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
HOLY CRAP THATS A LOT OF ZHAO.

also, hell yes last exile <3
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
I had to count: 29 Zhaos
Loved Last Exile. The ending felt a bit rushed, but overall, a fine serie.
sdskuld
Jun. 23rd, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Awww, I was hoping for Zhao fighting penguins.
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
At that point, it would have been Zhao VS corndogs.
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iamsupernova
Jun. 23rd, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
CAPTAIN ZHAODDOCK.
iamsupernova
Jun. 23rd, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
I want to see the penguins.
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zorichan
Jun. 24th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
I know what you mean about penguins. I was trying to do a batch for an interview but never felt 100% confident in them because you have to balance that line of looking good and actually looking like what they're supposed to be. But those are some awesome sketches...ever thought of popping those into Flash and cleaning it up?
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Those penguins are Cg, so the need to be on model is a lot less. But they do have to look alive and with lots of expressions.
I'm not familiar with flash to work with it. Plus, I'm sure he'd demand some resizing here and there.
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neneuche
Jun. 24th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Haha!!
Magnifique comme toujours.
:)
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
Merci beaucoup! :D
kt_shy
Jun. 24th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
WOW! I'd have to draw a thousand corndogs to get anywhere near the awesomeness of those Zhaos!
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Oh pft! I'm sure you could drawn an awesome Zhao. And very awesome corndogs too.
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rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
Heck, we shouldn't even need excuses to draw him!
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rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
Thankees! They were fun to do. Good exercise :)
archangelbeth
Jun. 24th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
A) beautiful! (Also, hee! Pow!)

B) Yay happy cornpenguins?
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
Ha ha, those two poses were too close together.
Well, cornpenguins are doing better now.
loveroftheflame
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Oh, that looks amazing!
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
Wherever Zhao appears, amazing follows (that's what he claims, anyway).
engelen
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
I've never eaten corndogs...

*ponders*
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Full of...er...stuff. Haven't eaten one in years.
phoenixblaize
Jun. 24th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Zhao punching himself in the head makes me giggle. He would be that kind of a jerk to himself. I love the range of motion in his movements!
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
Punching himself- he kind of does that naturally, doesn't he?
Doing a serie of quick poses like that is lots of fun, relaxing and a good exercise.
angelwingkitty
Jun. 24th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Wow I'm so happy to see some artwork of poses like this! Wonderful job! And Last Exile was a very good series indeed :) Loved the music.
rufftoon
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you. We sort of had to do the same thing with the fights for Avatar, breaking down the moves like that. Oh man, having a Cintiq then would have been so cool and easier!
I wish I had my Last Exile DVDs with me. I have an urge to rewatch the serie again. Some great visuals and, as you mentionned, excellent music (got the soundtrack at least).
kkitty23
Jun. 25th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Yey! Happy corndogs 8D Hehe

I love seeing your study sketches! It makes me feel like I'm looking through an "Art of Avatar" book or something ;3; Very inspiring! And challenges me to do my own character/etc studies C:
rufftoon
Jun. 30th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
If only there WAS an Art Of Avatar book! *sigh*
Having all those designs in one book would be so sweet.
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