Monday, November 22, 2010

Progress #1

It isn't a narrative or anything. Just moving around a simple figure on the screen. Learning lots, but there is still so much to crank out and add details. Gots to boogy.

A half a bottle of scotch to ease the pain of a serious tooth ache led me to play around with a cookie jar and a camera.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ball Under Layer


Golf Swings

This one was made up of the drawings we did with the model.

This one I made up and animated straight ahead.

Friday, September 17, 2010


This is a simplified version with the same spacing.

Same sequence, looped.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The next time we do this, I want to focus more on just getting the gesture of each phase and use more directional lines.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


This a series of simple cylinder drawings moving through space in one way or the other. I was having a hard time drawing things incrementally that looked good, because I was using difficult subject matter to start off with. So I picked this simple shape and did these drawings just so that I could quickly get an idea of how drawing in moving increments is approached. It's a really simple study, but it was a good introduction to drawing this way, and it gave me the feel of how approach more difficult subjects a little easier.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Metamorphosis from Michael Kearns on Vimeo.

For this project I broke it down into 3 parts; the movement through space, the fading out of the colors, and the metamorphosis. When it came down to the morphing, I just started out moving all the lines and shapes into the middle of the card, changing them along the way. As I was doing this, I made decision to turn the landscape into a face because of where the lines were ending up. It was a lot of work, but the results made it worth it. And from doing this I have a number of new things that I am going to keep in mind and pay more attention to when working on future projects. Such as; the consistency of my spacing, perspective issues, and time management's effect on the assignment.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hunting & Gathering Project, PART 1

               -This is the creek that was in my neighbor growing up. It was a lawless piece of land that grown-ups never went to because of the sewage and filth. The creek was a safe place for children to play with matches and fireworks, smoke cigarettes, shoot bb guns, and catch turtles. To look at it now I just see a disgusting creek, but back then, it was a playground.
               -This is the liquor store and fried fish joint across street form where I live. But these are not my favorite places locally, my favorite place is the roof that I drew them from. On the roof of my apartment I have a birds eye view of a rather unsavory part of Kansas City, from up here I get to draw some of the most interesting people and interactions from the comfort and safety of a lawn chair. The bus stops, liquor store, and gas stations are full of live models of all different shapes and sizes for me to draw from without distraction.