Thursday, October 16, 2008

I haven't updated in a long time, so I thought I'd just do an art dump. These are some viz dev shots I did for the BFA project, based on Sara Gruen's book Water for Elephants. We're done in class, but I still consider them to be works in progress. Any comments would be nice. :)



Friday, May 9, 2008

Every blog needs a cat sketch...


Canaan has a very soft, luxurious cat-bed he can sleep in at any time of the day. Instead, he prefers to sleep in a cardboard box filled with trash. We keep meaning to throw it out, but haven't the heart to upset his day.
...sketched in Photoshop, yo....

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Locksmith Character Design

Here is my evolution for a character design of a locksmith located in San Francisco. The only stipulations was that the character had to be intimidating at night, yet still a "nice guy". I'm still developing him, but I thought I'd upload my current works-in-progress.

This version had to be more realistic, like something seen in ILM. I realize I could have made him much more realistic, but I err on the side of whimsical in designing characters.

In the next iteration we had to take our character and go the opposite direction (making them more fun and whimsical). I think I can push it more, plus there are several things I need to fix on him (breaking up his design some more, making the composition of it flow better, showing more sketches of him actually locksmithing). Overall, I think it's getting there. I like his boots. :p

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Photoshop studies

I'm trying to get better at Photoshop, so here are some studies of people I did today.

This one is of Alyssa (her art blog is on my links to the right, btw, so do visit). She was Photoshoppin' me too, so that's why she looks so serious.

And this is JP. He's playing Magic. Haha, I realize both of these are extremely stiff, but ah well. My main goal is just to practice painting in Photoshop, since my Viz Dev works look so muddy. :[

Thursday, April 17, 2008

It scares me when you do that.

This was in the Spartan Daily today.

I had fun painting it~ :3

And this was a first pass with Viz Dev. It's based on "The Drowned Giant" by J. G. Ballard. I was hoping it would be a nice, finished, in-house picture but no... I must redo it because it still has problems. Ah well, I like drawing drowned giants.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Went sketchin'

...and this was the result (just looking at people around the mall).




...aaand some stuff outta my head (kinda oldish, but felt like uploading it).


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Art dump

Here are some various Visual Development roughs. The first is the interior of a treehouse, and the second is a kitchen design based on Gary Soto's short stories. I'm going to redo these over break, so we'll see how they'll improve.




I also had to design a leprechaun for the Spartan Daily.


Some weird scribbles with a self portrait thrown in for good measure. Yeah~

Monday, March 3, 2008

Stupid dog


Fairly old... I keep thinking I will finish this, but truth be told, the more I fiddle with it the less complete it feels, so I'm just going to end it here.
More and more I keep leaning towards character design. But I think I'll keep practicing Viz Dev for now (which I'm finally taking this semester), and see where that takes me.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Flash art~

Here are some character designs and clean-up I did in Flash 8.0.


Also, we got a new kitten! We named him Canaan... mostly because he is a light golden tabby, and it reminded us of milk and honey, so we decided to name him after the land of milk and honey.
And I swear, at this moment, I am going to kill him, because he keeps jumping up on the dinner table and stealing food. No matter how many times I squirt him with water, he simply won't stop. >.<