Thursday, December 31, 2009

Designing Layouts

Some pieces I came up with for the fall Layout & Design class. Liked it so much, I'll be taking the brand-new advance class the coming spring. Worked with color pencils, markers, black pen, and used very few photographic references..

Color exteriors - different times of day:

Monochromatic exteriors - different times of day:

Interiors - high and low views of a room:

Copyright 2009 by Kaukab Basheer

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Horse Pan

Did a horse walk cycle (my very 1st one) against a pan.. 12 drawings.. 24 fps.. Slowed the animation later, so this isn't the final..

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Human Limbs

Arm, hand, leg, and foot final anatomy piece for the fall semester.. Color pencil and graphite on 23" x 29" Strathmore vellum..

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Sophie and Faith love their new cat tree (a great deal we found online).. Here, my babies were on the look out for plump squirrels, scurrying about in the snow..

Merry Christmas, everyone! Be safe, be happy, be warm :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gopi-Kishen Illustration

My final piece for Stephen's drawing class.. Krishna surrounded by Gopis and animals near a river bank.. Color pencils on pastel paper.. Took approx 6 hours..

Friday, November 20, 2009

Human Torso

Worked with 2 color pencils and 3B graphite on 3 ply, 500 Strathmore vellum, sized 23" x 29", for a study done from life. The final piece took about 16 hours for coloring and touch-ups..

Below is the final rough study drawing, followed by the tracing used to transfer the sketch onto the final paper.. Man, these photos came out crappy.. The colors in the final piece are better than what you see here.. Gotta get myself a new camera..

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Human Skulls

3B graphite skulls drawn from life on a 3 ply 500 Strathmore Vellum sheet (23'' x 29'').

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Designed and animated Mrs. Simpson, aka 'Bingo', from George Orwell's entertaining and insightful biographical essay, 'Such, Such Were the Joys'..

'Bingo' was the wife of Orwell's British headmaster.. A selfish, discriminating, barrel-like woman who enjoyed tormenting (and disgracing) the boys at Crossgates...

Copyright 2009 by Kaukab Basheer

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009