Tuesday, February 02, 2010

New Video Posted - Warming Up!

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Part 02:



Jon Thomson said...

Awesome stuff. Thanks for providing these clips to learn from for people who aren't in your area.

AndrewRoot said...

Just A+! Thank you!

Marcelo Vignali said...

That is so cool! I love the videos.

Owen Williams said...

These videos are epic. I'm showing the guys in my team at the mo. Keep em coming Mark, they're excellent

Andy Latham said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for doing these videos :D

Joseph said...

Thanks for posting these videos. Its great to see your work in action and I love your economy of line!

Pablo said...

Thanks for making these videos. Very insightful comments as your drawing. I really need to take your class.

Justin Rodrigues said...

Mark, these are great. Now anytime I feel like I need a little Mac in my life all I have to do is go on you tube.

Miss you too,


Bill Robinson said...

Terrific vids, just sent them around the office for my coworkers to enjoy! Thanks a lot for posting these...its great watching you draw!

tinylittlesandra said...
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tinylittlesandra said...

Really beautiful work and very informative. You mentioned its better not working into the drawing when the model has moved on, epically when your just starting out. I was wondering, is it still ok then, when your beginning to still invent the pose, beyond what you see in front of you?
I look forward to seeing more of these. Again, thanks so much for posting.

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Mark McDonnell said...

Thank you all for the kind comments, I appreciate it.

Coming from you . . . I'm a happy man.

Thank you for passing them on, I appreciate it.

I heart your art my friend. I'm impressed by how hard you work and how far you've come in such a short time (and it was pretty darn impressive to start with).

I miss my neighbor! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you passing it along . . . thanks.

Yes. It's all too important to adapt the pose and make a determined choice to alter what you are seeing and make it more than what it is. However, to break the pose and make it something completely different is more damaging than one would think, it creates bad habits and could get one in trouble farther down the line. Thank you for the question . . . it's a really good one.



Mark McDonnell said...

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Thank you for the spam and appreciation of Porn you are interested in me taking a "sneak peek" at. Thanks . . . but no thanks,


Rob Corley said...

Great job Mark!! Love the gestures and your approach to breaking down your work and thought process.
Some really nice work on your blog my friend!

Anonymous said...

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tinylittlesandra said...

Thanks for answering it. I'll be going to costumed life drawing tomorrow so your advise will be put into action.
Again, its hugely beneficial to learn from industry professionals, its greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

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I eagerly wait for the day when I will finally be able to afford a 20 terabyte drive, hahaha. But for now I guess I will be satisfied with having a 32 gig Micro SD in my R4i.

(Posted on W3B for R4i Nintendo DS.)

Danny Araya said...

I think I commented on DA, but if not, these videos were absolutely fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Amiable fill someone in on and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Say thank you you for your information.

Joe Bluhm said...

Thanks for sharing... good refresher to help not get lazy or comfortable! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these videos, Mark!

I have a question please:
Could you tell me (us), which pen you used in these vids?

Thank you!


Mark McDonnell said...


The pen I use quite regularly is the Pentel Stylo (disposable fountain pen). It was fashioned after the original white Pentel "Fountain Pentel" pen that is now out of commission once it was bought out. The second pen I use is the Pentel "Color Brush" pen, which is a proper brush pen that has refillable bladders. Marcelo Vignali was kind enough to introduce this pen to me, it's pretty fantastic and very nice adding a couple of thickness' of line to a piece.

I hope that helps. . . . all my best,


Graham Ross said...

Wonderful! Just got my hands on your book too!

Unknown said...

Great Stuff! Bookmarked!

Anonymous said...

yes mark, its helps; thank you very much!
cheers, joe

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Anonymous said...

GoodMorning, Thank-you so Im teaching myself to draw at a late stage in my lifeand want to learn gesture drawing so. I thankyou so for these videos they really help someone who is on there own and trying to learn.
There isnt classes where I live and the ones that are are to high for my living budget.
This means the world to me is there any videos or books to show you how to start ?
Have a great day,

Jacob said...

Hey Mark. You're video was amazing. Clear and to the point. You remind me of my life drawing teacher from Community College. Although, some things you demonstrated in your video he said but I did not understand until now. Everyone learns differently, which is why I am grateful to anyone who takes their own time to make a video for us. I can't seem to find the Pentel Stylo. I found the brush. Is there anymore info on it or a link to an online store that has it maybe? Thank you.

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