Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Welcome!

Welcome!

As the blog says, my name is Hugo Giraud and I am an artist in Central Florida. This is my 1st personal blog and I will be posting all of my current artwork here. I also share and co-founded the Dos Illustros sketchblog earlier this year with my friend & co-worker George Frei where we post sketches and art every week as a challenge to stay working and motivated. This will be my own little corner to update or post anything and everything else that doesn't fit there or in my future website. Hopefully it can also give you a glimpse of how I think and work.

A bit of background: born and raised in Puerto Rico, moved to Florida as a teenager. I attended the famed Barbara Bassett Art Workshop in Winter Park, FL and the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) in Columbus, Ohio. Although my major was Illustration, most of my professional work has been in the 2D animation industry. I will be launching a website soon at cargocollective.com/hugogiraud and you can see my film and tv credits at IMDB. Currently I am the Course Director for the Design & Art Theory class at Full Sail University's Digital Arts & Design and Graphic Design programs.

To start off, I will post after the break the most recent figure drawing from the Sunday morning class at Créalde School of Art in Winter Park, FL.

Warning: if you're offended by artistic nudity, I'd  suggest you not go further and please check out my work at the Dos Illustros sketchblog instead. If you're not offended then please read on...







These were done in Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil on 9/11/2011: 

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These were done with Copic gray markers (20%, 50%, 80%, and black brush pen) on 9/18/2011:

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Blocking in the lighting helps make the forms more dimensional and give them weight and volume:

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This one shows my process from starting with the lightest marker and keep refining and getting darker where I need to define form:

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