Sunday, November 05, 2006

Spartan Spirit

These drawings are of the Spartan Spirit statue in the courtyard of the art building. They are old and they're also a semester apart. I think if anything, they show a difference in my confidence level from last January to May. Can you tell which is which?

Long poses

And these are the long poses. 20-25 minutes, I think.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

10 minute figure drawings

And these are the 10's. Stay tuned!

5 minute figure drawings

Five minute poses! Next time, 10's!

Friday, October 27, 2006

2 minute Figure Drawings

Stay tuned for longer poses!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Megan McNeal

This is Megan McNeal, a character I designed for Scot's show, The Moonlighters. She's loosely based off of an old character design his friend Adam made. It's my first time cleaning up a drawing in Photoshop. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Elephants and Giraffes

Joe Weatherly seminar.


Here's my "finished" black and white rendering... it's as finished as it's going to be for a little while... hopefully I can finish it at some point, but I'm not sure.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Rendering in Progress and another drapery

Well since drapery studies are about the only thing I'm doing right now that I am proud of, here you go. Another one:

This is the rendering I'm working on. Obviously a work in progress, but what the hell. Hopefully I can finish it in time and post it on here...

Sunday, September 24, 2006


Ok, so right now I'm just doing studies. It's ok--it's in preparation for bigger and better things. Here is another drapery study and a face study, as well as a drawing of Melfiscent (damn she's hot). Starting to get conceptual assignments in my classes, though, so if those work out, you'll see them!

Once you know the Disney formula, it's easy.

Tone paper really does make all the difference.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Sorry for lack of updates. My scanner's been inaccessable =(. Anyway, for lack of time, here is a recent homework assignment. I'm not sure if you guys care to see a drapery study, bt that will have to do. I'm sure you don't care about it any more or less than seeing figure drawing or tree studies, so "what the hell."

.... I should end every entry with that. heh.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Another figure drawing

This is a 20 minute figure drawing of Kit (5 minute drawing of her below) done on tone paper with red and white charcoal pencils.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tree Studies

For my required sketchbook for John Clapp's Intro to Illustration class, I tried a few different approaches to drawing trees, since drawing trees was something that was always hard for me before

This is just drawing the shadow shapes, like the self portrait.

I guess this is a cross between line drawing and tonal drawing. Not sure what it is, but I am content with the way it looks.

This is a semi-blind contour drawing of a small piece of some kind of fir tree.

This is a line drawing done in brushpen. Brushpen is fun because it allows you to be loose and "artistic" =).

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A taste of figure drawing

Three figure drawings featured in my last portfolio of the Spring Semester in Sheldon Borenstein's Drawing for Illustration and Animation class.

2 minute: Jessica
5 minute: Kit
20 minute: Jesse

Monday, May 29, 2006

Hello and the Shadow Shapes Self Portrait

Hi Everyone! I'm Sasha. I'm in the process of learning how to draw (and do other things) at San Jose State University. I just discovered this whole artblog concept and I must say this is a lot easier than redesigning and fixing up my website and posting things on it. I will still do that, eventually (I hope), but this should get me started on the whole web presence thing.

First post: Shadow Shapes Self Portrait... This was an assignment in John Clapp's Intro to Illustration class and is probably one of the most successful things I did in that class.