September 29, 2011

Warm Up Sketches

Most of my sketchbook pages are horribly ugly experimentations, but this one actually has some cartoony appeal so I thought I'd share. Micron pens and copic markers.


15 comments:

Susanne Bækby Olesen said...

Hey Mark - I love it!! Totally nice designs:) I really like the birds on the branch!
Btw. my boy who is now 2 yrs. old - is the biggest fan of Buz Lightyear - he so has to meet you when he is old enough and has gotten over the disappointment that Buzz isn't real. But in a way he is... he's YOU! :)

Mark Oftedal said...

2 years old and already a Buzz fan!? That's great. I always thought of myself as more of a Woody kinda guy... reach for the sky!

You've probably seen Tod since he's back in town. I'll have to make it out there someday.

Nice to hear from you Susanne!

kathryn durst said...

These are wonderful!! :)

alex vaida said...

love them all !

i like to see cats through your eyes. they have loads of potential (:

best,
alex

Mark Oftedal said...

Kathyrn, Alex, thanks so much!

deividelón said...

Dude! Those are great! About time you shared, don't be shy, keep posting stuff, ameegou

Anh Trinh said...

Very cool Mark! Such cool designs. Love your animation as well. I always watch your "4 PM" short for inspiration. Wish I could've had you for a mentor last term for class 6. Anyway, all the best!

Mark Oftedal said...

Anh, I checked out your blog. I like the animal sketches. Nice reel too! Congrats on finishing AM!

Anh Trinh said...
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Anh Trinh said...

Wow! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm honored. And thanks for the compliments. Once I get my reel finalize, I'll post it up for you. I'm trying to get back to my 2D training. Wish I could've used it professionally. Thanks for the encouragement. Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing more of your sketches. Great Jon Stewart caricature! Love that guy.

Mark Oftedal said...

Anh, the 2D training is useful for your 3D work, keep it up! Let me know when you update your reel...

FRODOLA said...

wow nice! love ur style :)

Anh Trinh said...

Hi Mark! I'm finally "done" with my reel. Here it is. Thanks for checking it out. Have a great week!

http://anhreel.blogspot.com/

Mark Oftedal said...

Nice stuff Anh. Quite a full and well rounded reel. I especially like the dog shot. Good luck with it!

David Bernal said...

Hahaha! I LOVE them! These inspire me, I specially love the red-eyed fly. I can imagine him moving around...making little speeches...he seems like an eloquent dude...knows what he is doing...meanwhile the other guys seem confused or lost...except the little pig, hes happy...probably because he doesn't know whats going on..hahahhaa...

Btw, some interesting ideas, maybe they catalyze some cartoons:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrCZYDm5D8M&feature=related