Graham Toms is my Drawing-for-Animators teacher. He’s from Ireland and just started a batch of new beer before class. It sounded like a good IPA. I’ll hit him up for a sample in a couple weeks. He’s been around in the industry for quite some time, previously at Disney.
Some of the things we discussed in class:
- Narrative is always important as an underlying element. Paint pretty and have a story.
- If the poly flow is beautiful then the model will work.
- HDRI – look it up.
grahamtoms.wordpress.com, also on youtube.
Next class have an 18 x 24 sketchbook, 2 types of charcoal (willow & compressed), opt. pastels and a razor.
This guy sketches incessantly and paints about 70 works every year. He sells most. He said to never throw your sketches away; they come in handy. He has an interesting approach of sculpting a scene in 3D then painting it. Nice results.