Sunday, December 14, 2008

Concept Development for Layout & Character Design

Here's a Blue Tick Coon Hound I did for the Concept Development Assignment in Layout & Character Design. It's very much a doodle, but I like it a lot. For some reason the blue pencil was just working for me on this one. (In terms of rendering anyhow.)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Two Sketches I Forgot

Two wolf sketches Colin and I did. Me left, he right. I don't know which version came first and which second, but Colin wanted both saved. This one came before most of the ones in the last post. 

More iScribble

Two collaborations between Colin and I.

Two more.

He did the left, I did the right.

Someone came in and drew that fat Picachu, Colin added the sammich.

A face I did.

Here's the same face, plus the one on the far left is mine (the tiny one) and the weird one, bottom right, is Colin's.

Close up of tiny face.

This time Colin added blue and asked me to screen cap again.

I did the blue dog and the weird orange pig thing, Colin did the sideways dog with the lightbulb nose and we collabed on the "busty" dog...thing... That anime dog is someone else's.

Another close up of a face I did.

Undersea scene. I started doing the squid by myself, then some guy came in and did the diver, Colin came in and did the moon lander thing and the skill, some lame-o came in and did the scribbles and I did the seahorse to pass more time.

I did both the purple donkey wearing headphones as well as the goat, Colin did the brain in the jar (though he asked me to sketch the jar first) and the beginnings of a skull at the bottom right. Someone else did that little thing at the bottom.

Colin and I then joined the two characters and because I don't have the blur tool available to me yet, while he was meshing the two together, I drew "Onlooking Bear."

I drew the blue bunny and the little, weird, scribbly, purple one, Colin did the microwave bunny, this person "a-wes-ome" did the zombie bunny, far left, and someone who was in the room before us did the pink bunny, or "Bunny-Bunny." Bunny-Bunny had a weird, fully rendered eye that made it creepy as Hell. So, I drew this eye and had Colin blur it. Believe me, THIS is less frightening.

Then "a-wes-ome" drew wings and Colin and I drew the very phallic looking horn...woops...

Colin and "a-wes-ome" did the bunnies while I drew the sick Polar bear and added the text.

A head I did.

I did the purple one, as mentioned above and the black and white "Elvisy" guy. Colin know who that

I drew this tiger from a photo in a "Warrior Cats" room. I think this is one of my favorite doodles.

Another from a photo, Colin blurred. He was drawing "The Gorton's Fisherman." I did this next to it...

More "Warrior/RP Cats"... Colin and I collabed on the panther in the middle.

"Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Woo-hoo-oo-oo!" Colin and I collaborated again to draw a very weird and disturbing Little Richard...

This is "Pan" from an ancient fresco.

I did Ganesh. Someone else did the one on the right. There's a more finished version, but they changed the BG color and I picked that yellow with it remains... It's in a "Best of" section though... :)

Most recent doodle, Marie Antoinette with ship hair... It's from and old illustration. Mine doesn't look much like the original and I didn't finish it, but I like it a lot. Some dude was hassling me while I was drawing so I got it to a place that I liked it and left. 

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Colin and I have really gotten into doodling on "" with our WACOM tablets...though his is much fancier. :-P Anyway, here's what I did tonight.

P.S. Sorry I haven't posted in ages! 

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Old Man & The Sketch Book

Here's that drawing that I mentioned in my last entry. I finally made it down to the Dyson Computer Lab where they have the big scanners. I dunno...whatcha think?

Friday, October 17, 2008

African Inspired Character Concept

Here's the concept doodle I was talking about for an African inspired Stop Motion animation I would like to make. (Stemming from that doodle that everyone likes and one person wants to have made into a tattoo). 

Here is the original.

And here is a version with a Photoshop filter. (Don't ask why, I honestly don't know...I assume it'll make sense later to me.)

My next post will be of a drawing that has gotten a lot of attention even though I rarely show it, it's in a sketchbook with other images bleeding through it and...well...the list goes on. It needs to be photographed because it's too big to fit in my scanner and that means lighting it, etc. So, I'll make sure to get that done ASAP, but for now I'm glad all of my back archiving is done and you can look forward to more posts in the future. 

And please, leave comments!

Back Archiving: In My Own Time

This is just random stuff that I've done in my own time. 

This has a weird story... I know it's not the best thing ever, but there's something about it I like. I found several plastic easter eggs in the Weston House quad, one had a tiny yellow chick in it, the others had W.W.J.D. (What Would Jesus Do) bracelets; I found six. I wanted to dye them black so that I could wear them. I coated each in black ink as they sat on a piece of paper, when I went to move it, the bracelets shifted and this was the out come. 

This was both meant to be a Valentine's Day image as well as a T-shirt. Yeah, I's off...but I did this without reference one day while in the worst class I've ever taken: Survey of New Media Arts. Gouache background with graphite lady. (I have since been asked TWICE if I'm going to finish it...thanks...) (Ink it, etc.) (I have also since been asked who I work for, a little more complimentary.)

This is a block print I did for my mom's old job. The hope was that it would be made into a postcard... I don't know if this will happen.

This I drew for a friend. I based it on him but made him a child. He was a culinary major at his community college and then came to SCAD for animation. We worked on a stop mo project together. The background is lame, but I love how he came out.

This came from a joke that my alter ego was a super hero named, "Arachna-tit." A woman who could "F*** a man in half." It's all wonky but it was the first drawing I had done after a dry spell. (Though art school teacher you a great deal and would seemingly be inspiring, it can also be very taxing emotionally and creatively).

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Back Archiving: School Work

This is a collection of school work I'm proud of (not including animation, I'll see if I can dig that up).

This is my maquette for little, "Me." I just turned this in today for a 96/100. Though both the professor and I could agree that it still have some rough spots, it turned out really nice. 

This is a maquette I made for Stop Motion II class. I named this little one, Xoie. (The reason why this maquette is colored is because in Stop Motion you use a maquette to work out all of the details before building a puppet, while in 2D Animation, you paint a maquette matte gray so that you can see how light hits the forms, thus making animating that much easier. I need to sand mine to both clean up the rough bits as well as make it matte).

Here's a photo of Xoie that I took with my cell phone... 

This was the original character concept. I "cuted her up" by making her a little rounder and a little younger looking.

This was drawing for Layout Design. Fully rendered drawings made with blue animation pencil is an interesting experience. I know that the shirt isn't perfect, etc., but I like this doodle a lot.

This was the original Character Turn-Around for little "Me."

This is a gouache painting I did in Color & Design at AAU. Had I really kept my paint application consistent, this could have gone into the AAU Student Show.

This actually did make it into the AAU Student Show. My teacher said that this was the most original Repeat Pattern project she had ever seen. She also marveled at the fact that unlike the other students who masked off their work with Frisket or Tape, I freehanded it. (Don't worry, I used a ruler to loses place things but beyond that... I just went for it.) I was not awarded any prizes but out of several thousands of students I was one of maybe 20 students to be shown. 

This was the original concept doodle for Mr. Bear, "Me's" friend. 

This was the final Character Turn-Around for Mr. Bear. My professor and I agree that I should push this because we really think there's something hiding underneath these drawings.

This is Mercedes Bends, Japanese Pearl Diver. The side view is realllllly weird, but I still like her. This is the Japanese Noh based character I mentioned in my last entry. I didn't realize I categorized it as such.

One of the poses for the first "Me."

Here I was seeing how I could push "Me's" original design.

Another example of "Me" and "Mr. Bear."

The final turn around for "Me." Not perfect but much better. I hand inked this in...I want to say...under an there are imperfections (I am out of practice) and her freckles smudged on the straight-ahead pose.

The Great Warrior. A found object puppet for Stop Motion I. From top down: feathers, head is a pencil sharpener, wings are earrings, bit on forehead came from an eyelash curler, one eye has a cog from a can opener around it, the other has a weird cog thing I got at Home Depot, shoulder adornments are buttons, red fabric cape, the chest plate from a fakey Ken doll, an old watch courtesy of MacD, the skirt was made from a black and white striped purse that had fallen into disrepair, I used a hole punch for the alternating black and white dots, one arm is made from two chicken bones I found and a Ken hand, the other arm was one of Ken's arms with a Dremmel tool hand, more of the black and white purse for the arm band, hair roller shin guards and portable ashtray feet. Few...what a mouth full. 

This is the first Character sheet I ever made. This is Dag, he's a Duckbilled Platypus. Though a little odd, I like him. You can see the Disney influence here.

This I did for Perspective for Animators at AAU. Though I used a Photoshop filter on this, the original's fun too. Values need to be pushed, etc. but I feel like this is a fun location.

At AAU our 3D Design class was spent sculpting the figure. One of our last projects was to sculpt a head from a live model. Though this looks very little like the model we were lucky enough to have, it was my first try at sculpting a head and unlike everyone else's, mine actually turned out looking semi-realistic. My professor, however, didn't seem to like women even though she was one, and decided to give me a C for the class. So disappointing...women hating women...