Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Gifts

So since I'm not exactly in a good financial position, I decided to do some digital paintings for my uncle since I was his secret santa. Also one for my niece cuz I promised to.

The concept for the painting was that their dog, Marley, which my uncle loves to death, is pulling them with a force so inconceivably powerful that all his children can't seem to stop him. Started off as a tiny sketch about a month ago. Played around with the composition and came up with this.

Got comments that the dog's body and face looked weird/scary respectively, so I fixed that up after I worked on the likeness of my cousins a bit more. Final was this:

Wish I had more time to render them out, but I think it came out alright.

Here's the one for my adorable niece, kaya. Went for a mary blair kind of look. She loves toothless from How to Train my Dragon.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blue Jay

Tried to work with a bit more of a limited palette.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Steampunk Racers3

Almost finished, but still needs a bit more fine tuning, here's the painting progress so far:

Steampunk Racers 2

Here are some line drawings of the steampunk guys.

SteamPunk Racers

Here are some thumbs for the steampunk racer project that I wanted to continue working on in 117 for our final assignment.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Moment Piece

So towards the end of the story, the goddess brings the warrior back to his village to show him that he caused the destruction for not staying to defend. I decided to illustrate that for my moment piece:

Project Aztec Exterior

We had to design the world our characters lived in. So here's a scene I did of the village.

Here's the final:

Aztec Project Character Designs: Goddess

Here are some thumbnails for the goddess character. She's not supposed to feel evil or good.

I feel like the thumbnails came out nicer than the final piece.

Here's her headdress a bit more designed.

Aztec Project Character Designs: Warrior

Here are some thumbnails of my aztec warrior guy for my project in ART117B. The story is that he's the last survivor of his village; he ran away and didn't help defend. He takes refugee in another village and gets acclimated there before he's visited by a goddess that tells him that he should have stayed and defended even though it meant his death.

I wanted him to look wimpy, but not incapable of fighting.

We had to design his prop too. I chose an aztec bludgeoning weapon, called a Macahuitl, which is a wooden club with sharpened obsidian blades on the sides.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Crazy Nirvana guy

So, while I was painting/drawing some people at school, a random guy came up to me, sat down and started asking me about my major. I told him I was an animation/illustration student, and he said, oh, really? you look like a movie star, he said. He then proceeded to tell me about the 10 paths to nirvana or something. He wanted me to buy these books. I told him that I had no cash, he said credit was fine; I said no thanks. He gave me a little booklet with some interesting illustrations of four armed blue people and asked me how much money it would cost to buy my hat off of me. I said go to Ross, they have them for like 3 bucks, and he walked away.