29 Jan 2011

Back in the Motherland!

Am back home for my mum's birthday (and mine aswell) which actually are next Thurs and Fri but we've decided to hold them early together. Thus Daily Zoo updates will be online on MOnday via my scanner back in LondonTown! Am really pleased with Days 4 and 5, some realistic drawing and one based off my decision to finally get a haircut lol!Days 6, 7 and 8 to come too!What shall I draw for day 6?!

26 Jan 2011

Day 2 and 3!

RIGHT! off to a good start, here are days 2 and 3! first up we have a girl i sketched, in about a minute after doing a longer sketch and just not being happy with it...so i carried on drawing and heres the results...

i definately prefered the quickness and capture of the wishfullness in this one. although it was done at 1.30am! so after that 'cheat', i decided to do another skecth for the day. this one i wanna develop further so here is the rough pencil sketch for now of a gecko. i'm hoping some of the drawings in this experiment will be quick and finished and others can be revisited and continued.i hope to return to this critter soon and flesh his line work out and maybe shock horror add colour! :P

day 3!
did a quick sketch on the way into work this morning on the tube..gahh i get nervous drawing in public, people always look!you'd think after a fair few years of whipping the sketchbook out in public i'd be fine but i'm still conscious of it. heres a quick sketch of a genie (?!)lastly ian gave me the idea for today's actual drawing although i'm not happy at all with it and thought i'd try some quick colour to make it better...hmmm no. it's of our movie star/director whore SIMON PIG! yes the legend himself!i'm determined to do a better caricature of old simon so will keep working on it. i like to think you can learn from everything you draw, even the bad stuff so thats why this rough version is included and i hope to add a far better version soon!

25 Jan 2011

My Daily Zoo

Inspired by Chris Ayres and his epic 'Daily Zoo' (drawing an animal everyday for a year) Buy the book its wonderful, beautiful and so heartwarming. After my friend India decided as her new years resolution to draw something everyday, I thought I'd love to do that and in turn reminded myself of this excellent book I've scored over many times for inspiration. So I'm (hopefully) starting now 24/01/11 (well thats yesterday as it's past midnight now but I drew the picture before midnight!). I may not update the blog everyday and do a few at a time in a bit as dependant on work and my time constraints,it may not be possible but i hope to at least draw something (big or small) everyday for the next year to keep my passion alive!

so heres the first......no idea why a gorrilla....(maybe seeing Glen Keane yesterday and the Tarzan influence got to me) but here's my quick ink pen ape, photographed as no time to scan!

Hey, I'm Amy Davis! I am a character designer/compositor/animator who currently works for the VFX studio Framestore. Enjoy my blog and feel free to contact me at amy_davis86@hotmail.co.uk and on 07515060296.