Tuesday, November 13, 2012

October Things 2012

So it's not October anymore but I drew most of these last month so shush.
 Assorted things from my sketchbooks and tumblr posts including Darkness and Dekay, Nicki Minaj, style imitations of Batman TAS and Gravity Falls and Attack the Block.
 I am a huge fan of both Community and Team Fortress, and they fit together a little too well.
 Though the last few months I had been chipping away at the 30 Day Monster Girl Challenge that was going around the internet with some friends and wow was it a lot of fun.
 This year I participated in Misha Colins's Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES for short) and one of the challenges called for a drawing of the scavenger hunt host and the Queen of England in steampunk garb riding a single stallion. I added the Queen's corgi's for good measure.
I finally saw Wreck-It Ralph earlier this week and I just HAD to draw myself as a Sugar Rush racer. Good movie, great film.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 2012

Before classes started up again, I needed to brush up on my digital painting skills.
The burned down house on my block.
Still life of things on my desk.
Adventure Time's Comic Con Scavenger Hunt medal.
Between the study, sometimes I can actually squeeze in something fun. Neil Gaiman's Death and Delirium as a gift for my friend's birthday. Feels good to do something traditionally for once.
Concept art for the upcoming Darkness and Dekay story.
Plus a handful of sketchbook junk.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Personal Art Spring 2012

Poster/print design for a story I am developing
Doctor Who tribute featuring my favorite Doctor and iconic villains

A comic about my friends made for an English class final


My final film, Shush, was pitched, storyboarded, designed and animated by me. Following the animation, is pose/expression sheets and turn arounds for the main characters.


Widdow Ching

For my final project in Visual Development we developed a protagonist and sidekick based on a short story. Here are my final designs and "story moments" for my character Widow Ching, a cunning Chinese pirate and her trusted bearded vulture. Easily my favorite project of the semester

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tree House Project

Right after the kitchen project we started our Tree Houses. We were required to do interior and exterior views of our tree house, set to fit in the same "film" as our kitchens.

In between thumbnailing and refining ideas we did two practice paints. A close up on a tree, and the whole tree.

Variations based on my better thumbnails.
The final sketches under a quick color and lighting study.
And the final paints! There's some compositional, lighting and color problems but I am significantly more satisfied with my treehouses than I was with my kitchens. I think I'm starting to get the hang of digital painting.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gary Soto Kitchen Project

For my beginning visual development class we were asked to design a kitchen based on the writings of Gary Soto, as he grew up in a lower to middle class family in the 1950's.
Much of the class had never painted digitally before, so to warm up we chose an object from our own kitchen to break in our photoshop shoes. I chose my electric kettle.

After many thumbnails, careful planning and revisions we sketched the line drawings of two views of our kitchens. Following this was pencil renderings with two versions of lighting for each view. Once that was completed we picked one rendering to paint in color. After the final paintings were turned in, the teacher asked us to repaint a selection of our image and apply what we learned from the final critique and the other student's work.

This project was extremely difficult and pushed many of my boundaries. My strengths do not lie in perspective and man made objects, and I had never painted in photoshop before. Over all I am happy with my design work though my technical experience could use some more skill points. I can't say I'm happy with my final painting, I feel I could have done a better job unifying colors and staying closer to my lighting study. I am much more satisfied with my selection painting as I was able to fix many of the problems I faced in the full piece, though I still have a lot to learn.

I'm pretty excited to be finished with the kitchens and I'm super stoked for our current project, designing tree houses!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Winter 2012 Sketches

A selection of sketchbook stuff from this past winter.