Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Scanner!

So this weekend I got a new scanner. No more of those bad quality images for my traditional work. But anyway, my family was in town this weekend so there wasn't quite as much time for art, but I still managed to squeeze some in. Also this past Friday was the Illustration Round Table at my college, in which a bunch of Illustrators from the industry came in and spoke with that. So I got pretty inspired from that.

"My Little Buddy"
So after drawing a bunch of stingrays over spring break, I really realized how much I liked them. This is a quick piece that I did this weekend. I decided to play around with some textures in Sai.

"Speedvore Character Concepts"
 I decided to try and expand on my original character ideas for my game-to-be, Speedvore. So I experimented with drawing some various concepts for the three main characters: Gonavee, Sum3, and Speedvore.

"Documentary Storyboards"
Some really quick storyboards that I did for my final Video I project. It's a documentary about my group of friends.

"Illustration Comic Concepts"
Our next project in my Illustration class is to create a comic book cover with ourselves being the main character. After some brainstorming with my friend Jinny, I decided to go with an idea of a comic in which I am the background character. Thus, titling it "Invisible."

"Acrylic Figure Drawing"
In Commercial Figure Drawing this week, we worked with acrylics. My instructor gave us a demo at the start of class, which really taught me how to use acrylics the correct way. Honestly I never really knew much of how to use them until now, so this is probably my most successful acrylic piece thus far.

"CFD Sketchbook Pages"
Some more additions to my on-going sketchbook project in Commercial Figure Drawing.

"Forensic Pathology"
For my Genetics class, our final was to do a research paper on a type of pathology and create a piece of artwork to go along with it. So this is what I came up with.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Break Overview

So overall it was a really good break. I ended up getting a lot of stuff done, although not as much as I had originally planned. I did some of my effects animation over break as well, but I have not uploaded that progress yet. Oh and my scanner is still broken unfortunately, so all of the traditional work had to be taken with my camera.

"United Memories"
I've been planning on drawing this piece for the past few months, but I never got around to actually making it until now. This is a group portrait of the Field Ravens, back when Trekkon first joined them. So from left to right: Rasake, Matoko, Basa, Trekkon, and Fenix. I finally had time to do some art on my own that wasn't for classes, so I made this. It took me a lot longer than I originally planned on, but at least it didn't come out terrible. This was a lot of fun to work on, too, so I hope I'll have the time to work on more art on my own in the near future.

 "Animal Sketches"
I was able to have enough time to practice sketching a variety of different animals.

 "CFD Sketchbook Pages"
Some more additions to my on-going sketchbook project in Commercial Figure Drawing. I was able to get out a lot more this week, so I caught up a lot on what I had to do.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Beginning of Spring Break

So Spring Break started for me on Friday afternoon and it's been going pretty well for the most part. So far I haven't done too much art besides sketching people, but I've been getting some Liberal Arts assignments out of the way first. And unfortunately my scanner broke so I've only been able to take photos of the stuff I've done traditionally. I hope I can get it working or at least get a new scanner sometime soon.

"Speedvore Initial Character Sketches"
My very first sketches of some of these characters. These are definitely just concepts that will be refined at a later date. So these characters are from the game my brother, Steve, and I are planning on making this summer. We still need to establish personalities and who each individual character is before progressing onward with the final character designs obviously.

"Music Video Storyboards"
Some really quick storyboards I did for my music video project in Video I class. I'm using A Lot Like You by The Offspring as my song.

"Cool Guy"
A quick portrait practice I did of Kazuo Kiriyama from Battle Royale. It's basically just a start, but I felt like doing some digital painting since I haven't done any in forever. I was going for more of a realistic style, but it just looks like a sketch at the moment. I may or may not go back and fix it up.

"Solemn Squid"
This is more progress on my squid painting for Illustration class. I'm unsure if it is finished or not, but I'll see what happens in the next week with progress.

 "CFD Sketchbook Pages"
Some more additions to my on-going sketchbook project in Commercial Figure Drawing.

"Ink Wash"
My first attempt at ink wash, which was not as successful as I would have liked for it to have been.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Catching Up Week

This week didn't have all that much art from classes, since I didn't have class on Tuesday and Wednesday. Plus I felt like this week was more of a catching up week where I caught up on a lot of work. I also worked on clean-up for Aria this week, which is a short film being produced by the Advanced Time Based Projects class at my school (I have not yet uploaded it and will not until it is completed). Plus it was Jinny's birthday, so lots of celebrating and good fun. 

"Prince of All Saiyans"
So I've been re-watching Dragon Ball Z Kai with my roommates and so I decided to do some fanart. We just introduced the series to my friend Jinny and she ended up liking it. So since today's her birthday, I decided to draw her favorite character from it, Vegeta. Also, I haven't done DBZ fanart in forever so this was a lot of fun.

"Me With the Face"
Just a doodle of myself. This was real quick sketch I did. But basically Jinny was talking about this one face that I make, so I decided to draw myself making that face. I still need to figure out a good way to draw myself, but this was another test.

"Special Effects Concept"
This is the concept work I did for my special effects animation. I'm planning on working mostly with smoke.

"Dusk Concepts"
Some concept sketches I did of Dusk. She's going to be the character that I use in my effects animation for Animation II, so I decided to do some sketches of her.

"Special Effects Test Animation"
A test animation of smoke and then a short one of rain. These were just some initial tests that I did for my final effects animation.

"Portrait Practice"
A bunch of portraits I did from photographs as practice. We had to do 3 pages front and back of portraits for my Illustration class.

"Solemn Squid Wash"
This is the first part of my squid painting for Illustration class. I did a basic wash so far, but I plan to finish this piece within the next week or so. 

"CFD Sketchbook Pages"
Some more additions to my on-going sketchbook project in Commercial Figure Drawing.

"Pubby Ragger Expression and Model Sheets"
This week at the weeklies, we worked on model sheets and developing a character. I decided to develop Pubby some more since I never made a full model sheet for him. I may finish this one up sometime soon so that I can have a finished model sheet for him.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Banner!

So I finally decided to update my banner, since it's been awhile. I actually started up concepts for it over winter break, but I didn't get around to actually finishing it until now. Also if you haven't noticed, I changed the name of my blog so that it would add a bit more of my personality to it. Plus I wanted it to be a little bit different. I'll start off this post with the high-resolution version of my banner:

"New Banner"
High-resolution of my new banner.

"Animation Gestures"
Some more gestures done during Animation class.

 "Silhouette Practice"
In my Intro to Illustration class, we were given various prompts in which we had to create a unique silhouette of. Some are a lot more established than others, since for our final we are only building upon three of them. 

"Ink Study Take 2"
My second time working with ink. This one got a bit more finished than the first round, but there's still work that could have been done to it.

"CFD Sketchbook Pages"
Some more additions to my on-going sketchbook project in Commercial Figure Drawing.

"Cat Practice"
At the Weeklies this week, we drew cats. First we started with gestures, then continued on to make our own characters. I used Pubby and Eather for some of them, but I made up a few new ones.