Friday, July 27, 2012

Eerie Experience

May I present to you the first completed illustration for my thesis! (with thumbnail and sketch)

The first step in a long and fun process.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Forgive me, Darling Blog

Alas, I've been so busy that I not only missed posting Wednesday, but also yesterday! School has kept me insanely busy--actually, I need to get my ass in gear and get even MORE work done--which means, of course, bending space and time.

There are a lot of projects I'm working on along with getting some thesis work done, so more substantial posts may be coming in the future. But for now, here are some sketches from my Character Design class. We usually have somewhere between 4 minutes and 7 minutes maximum for each pose. I'm really trying to work on my shapes, dynamic and realistic poses, as well as stylizing the human form.

Here's to drawing!

This guy's a renegade. Watch out.

This model chick was pretty badass.

Liking some of the stylizing of the shapes... and look! The hand looks like a hand!

Still working on my men. Trying to find a balance between MANLY and sexy more androgynous man without them entering anywhere near looking like a lady. Not looking for THAT androgynous...

Viking chick! This lady model also had super awesome poses. Unfortunately, I didn't capture some of her epic poses very well.

Nice pose!

And now, just to show you how much I suck still, here is my drawing of Khal Drogo in the style of Bruce Timm:

Pretty bad. Looks like he's about to top over.... and how exactly is he holding that weakass arakh?

Then my instructor, Michael Buffington or Drawaholic, drew over my shitty drawing.
Prepare for epic manliness.

Badass. Right?
Now to keep drawing and get better!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Are you up for the challenge?!

And so begins my challenge of 1,000 heads!

My CD (Character Design... which from henceforth will be abbreviated to this since there will probably be a lot more posts from this class) instructor told us about this challenge to do just what it sounds like: draw 1,000 heads and by the time you're done, guess what, you're better. Voila!

9,995 left to go until growing as a drawer! Leveling uuuup....! And you can say I'm farming Facebook because every time I visit I am giving myself the task to draw at least five heads. I'm hoping that helps me to keep on it more regularly (and possibly lower my checking Facebook sometimes, 'cause damn).

Also, forgive the awful picture... I even tried fixing it but my camera in a dark room is not that good. I took one too big a nap and awoke to darkness, thinking, 'Shit! I need to make a blog post and eat some dinner!'

Are any of you fellow artist friends up for the challenge of the 1,000 heads?!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Holy Shit, Zombie Attack!

Hey there! You may have noticed that I haven't been posting regularly the past week, week and a half (you also may have not). I had some family visitors in town and coupled with the intensity of the summer semester there just was no time. I actually have an abundance of things to post, but just couldn't find the time.

Fear not! We have returned to our regularly scheduled posts! I'd like to add another day so that I update three times a week, but I just can't commit to that right now. : /

So a lot of what I'll have to post in the coming days will be drawings from my Character Design class, but I thought I'd give a little interlude of a painting.

Behold! Implied Zombies!

Here is the painting in its finished stage at the moment. I'm going to take her into Painter and Photoshop to finish the job since I want to test a few things but not ruin the painting if I don't like it (ie, add more zombie hands). Also, I am very far from working well on small details with oil.. maybe I just need smaller brushes or different small ones, but when I want just very thin lines it's extremely difficult for me to control it that well. Hence, the wonderful computer!

Some in progress shots a'coming... I was keeping to the notion of working loose, so I only roughly placed in figures and elements with the brush this past semester. It definitely helped me to keep loose.

mmm... blacks...

I've gotten into the practice of doing a black and white underpainting. This helps me tone down my overly vibrant colors, as well as give it a mood which I like.

Glaze dem colors and lots of small working and re-working then...

Voila! The completed oil painting!

I'm excited to add the small details and everything. I may go back and add the changes to the actual painting later, but we'll see. It'd be fun to put up in the hallway or living room... Zombies!

Have a great Wednesday.