Sunday, March 19, 2006

Light and Shadow

So Blogger has been pretty much inacessible for the last 24 hours...at least whenever I tried to log in or read the comments. Since I started Blogging over 2 weeks ago I haven't gone a day without posting at least once. Hopefully this will work and I won't break my streak. Still it seems very ungracious to criticize such an amzing and FREE service. How does Blogger do it?

Okay, so there were a couple of requests for more stuff about light and shadow. Many drawing books do a great job of covering this, but these were done by Rowland B. Wilson and seem to be especially geared towards animation layout and story sketch.






Those of you that haunt the same corners of the internet that I do have probably seen the handouts by Rowland on "Layout" and "Painting". But this one took a lot of detective work to find, so I'm betting most of you haven't seen it. I'll post more on this topic later...I've got so many threads started and posts already saved in Blogger that it's getting unreal to keep track of it all!

I met Rowland when I started on "Hercules". Rowland sat in the cublcle across the hall from mine. I was pretty flabbergasted that this legend of illustration was in a cubicle but Rowland didn't seem to care. He was always nice to me and I wish I had talked to him more before he left the studio. He was a super cool guy and an amazing talent.

12 comments:

Kevin Barber said...

Really like all the informational tidbits on your blog. I'll be back . Post more please.

Doron Meir said...

Excellent stuff again. I always found the best notes are those simple, almost off-hand explanations (the Eric Goldberg notes come to mind...)

chris ure said...

Great handouts by Rowland. I'd never seen these before. Very thorough and to the point. More please!

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

I miss Rowland. An incredibly gifted artist and a very warm, generous human being besides.
Thanks for posting these Mark!
I got sick of these Blogger bogs so I went and got an account with TypePad. I'll let you know when the site is ready!

Donnie said...

Mark! Terrific work! This is a great post, the tips are invaluable! I've got to see more of Rowlands work...And Mark Kennedy's! I had to delete my blogger account due to catastrophic technical errors. Now I'm over on mrunderbite.com. Come by if you get a chance! I love this site, thanks for taking the time to share all of this artwork!

Jenny said...

Thanks, Mark! I'm glad you did the detective work--these are great.

btw-isn't it neat how so often the most unassuming, nicest guys are also practically legends in their field? It's true!

Goobeetsablog said...

these are great notes.
straight to the point- and some many good ones. There's alot to study here

thanks.

spock foolish said...

Great stuff, Mark. Rowland was one of the great ones. Thanks!

willipino said...

really enjoying all of your notes.
can't wait for more.

matt said...

Another great post. Thanks again for sharing this fantastic stuff.

mark kennedy said...

thanks for all of the encouragement and kind words, everybody. It makes this all worthwhile!

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