Friday, April 10, 2015

Taught By A Pro - The Bancroft Method


Boy have I been away for a while...well, not a real long time.  But a week can seem like forever.  I'm drawing at Free Comic Book Day at Carol and John's Comic Shop and wanted to upgrade my skills.  I really struggle with drawing girls and thought it was time for some serious tutorial.  Luckily, the website www.taughtbyapro.com is a seriously affordable option with a bunch of industry pros.  I already enjoyed Tom Bancroft's "Animation Mentor" book and thought I would give his courses a chance.  I'm not sure exactly what it was that he said, but seeing him break down the process and combining it with what I already knew seemed to help.

I did some quick sketches to try it out and am happy with the results.  I still want to work more on my faces and try some different techniques for eyes, but I think I'm getting there.  I highly recommend his videos and books.

-Ben Hale

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