Monday, February 1, 2010

Fall 2009 Random Dump

Some random stuff from the end of the Fall 2009 semester. One more to go! But this last semester is an all lecture semester, so I guess that's the end of school assignments~! Need to update my showcase site too...

Note: Newest to old; Blogger seems to like posting images reverse to the order of uploads...

For my character design class, I focused a bit on anthros and suits
because those two things are included in my list of "things I'm really
not so good at drawing".

I actually wasted so much time imaging the back story of The Boids
rather than just drawing them. Also, spent too much time reading up
about the mafia on Wikipedia.

The following 3 are style studies (master style copy?). I present my humble attempts at
drawing like Mike Mignola, Alessandro Barbucci, and Shane Glines.

Did I actually submit this Horse + Fabio atrocity for my anthropomorphism assignment?
Yes. Yes I did. Thank goodness no one threw up.

(I apologize for vaporizing any eyeballs.)

And from my Flash class...
Smoochie's Welcome - an e-card thing for the birth of my good friends' son. Smoochie is their Yorkie (and a totally spoiled princess, heh). Note: click on the "Wake up, Smoochie!" for it to play.
Simple Seven - a conceptual--and fake--portfolio site. I would probably never use Flash for a portfolio, but it was good to know the hows if I ever need to.

Fufufu, this might very well be the very last post of school work. Guess that's one tag that won't be seen anymore...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Class Dump

Some random art dumps from my classes of the semester.

Is it so very obvious I'm taking a character design class?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Figure Drawing Dump

Added 20 charcoal/graphite sketches from my figure drawing classes to the showcase site.

I'm a very stingy artist in that if I can get away with using super-cheap newsprint, I'll use it. I believe I actually used the back of used sheets when I discovered I was at the end of the pad one day in class. -_-;;

Friday, August 7, 2009

I Met R13...

... And he graciously agreed to sit down for a portrait.

Who is R13? Well, find out more at Blacklist Studios and get yourself a copy of the issue.

Oh, I also realized how out of practice I am when I have trouble with my ellipses. I'm also still in a grunge texture mood.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

2009 Profile

I haven't updated my drawn profile in forever, it seems, so I might as well do it today:

If I was better dressed, I might be able to pull off a secretary-chic look. Alas, I still dress like a college-dropout, even when it's summer.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fish of Horror

Heh, found this cleaning out my old folders of RAW photo files... It's from an illustration class where we have to use 5 textures/patterns in an pen&ink drawing. I never go with ordinary concepts if I'm allowed to.

Sorry for the horrid photo quality--I might do a better one if I ever need to.

What the hell happened? Something EPIC, that's what.

P.S. Yes, the wallpaper is hand-drawn. Though, I did cheat by making the pattern in photoshop, distorting it to the right perspective, then printing it out and traced it on. It still took me a while to complete with major hand cramping (I think this was 11"x14"? Or was it 9"x12"??).

Friday, June 12, 2009 new splash

We got a new splash image over at Sobriquets courtesy of Jess.

We're laughing over how "sooooo print" and "sooooo swiss" it is. XD

Sunday, June 7, 2009

WIP - Alice's return

After finding out there's going to be a sequel to American McGee's Alice, I had time to replay the game last week. (I was in a nostalgic mood, so I actually replayed Half-Life as well--stupid vertigo inducing jumping sections!)

Then, feeling a bit inspired, figured I could throw out a couple of fanarts to celebrate the news. Some WIPs:

As usual, I change my styles according to the individual image concepts I have in my head, so the finished versions of these two would probably come out looking like different people drew it.

But man, it's been a while since I did a proper illustration in openCanvas, especially after two semesters of Painter...

Color scheme: The Usual

Well, might as well sync mostly everything with the red-black-gray-white scheme I use so often. Coincidentally, the red-black-white combo is also the colors of my school, har har.

When it comes to picking colors, I confess I suck at it. In fact, I find I sometimes get so frustrated it's one of my most frequent complaints to my instructors. Two of them, in two different classes, have nicely asked if I might happen to be color-blind.

Argh. I don't know... I don't think so... I even took some online tests and I'm definitely not the legal definition of being color blind--I just suck at picking colors. (This problem, apparently, doesn't extend to looking at other people's colors--I can generally tell if something is horribly garish or very nicely done.)

It's a big fear I have when being a colorist that I'm not seeing the same colors as my client--or I'm alone in thinking something's okay--but so far I don't think I gotten any complaints...

Blargh, I should probably just keep practicing with my values. If the values are correct, horrendous color combos can be given a pass, especially if the chroma of the hues are lowered.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

JackMaster "Online"

Not completely done yet (still need to finishing setting up the gallery and links out) but might as well just put it out there.


Hmmm, this might be the only one that's actually a sobriquet among the sub-domains--for now.