Sunday, March 30, 2014

3.28.14 - Wolf Class Session

This week we worked on drawing animals with four legs. So we started off by doing some structural drawings from Pixelovely's dog images. It was really helpful and made me think about how to draw four-legged animals in a much more effective way.

 And for the second half of class, we got to draw the wolf-dog, Lucian. It was a lot of fun, but challenging at first especially. Applying the knowledge I learned from doing the structural drawings made it a lot easier to draw the active wolf from life. I realized I wasn't quite capturing all of the shapes correctly, but I plan to work on drawing four-legged animals a lot more in the future.

Total Morning Session: 78
Total Afternoon Session: 50

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Finalized Natalie?

I may have come up with a final design for Natalie, but I'm not 100% sure. Her design miight still change, but this is definitely the closest to final I have come, thus far.

The main thing I would change are her colors probably, but the rest feels pretty solid.

And these were some sketches that led up to that.

And I also did a few expression studies of Owen.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sketchbook Fun Time

Some stuff I've been doing in my sketchbook recently. I've been doing (almost) daily anatomy studies, but I didn't bother really scanning or posting those.

I'm considering changing up Ivy's design a bit. I made her look a lot more like she's from the Brazilian Amazons, to really fit in with the idea that she lives in the forests. I might end up sculpting her in the weeks to come.

Some composition studies I did in class of the movie, Ararat.

A little doodle before bed one night when I couldn't sleep.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

More Graveyards!

I made some revised composition studies for my environment that I am going to be modeling for the remainder of this semester. I needed to make it more of a vignette and have a smaller amount of space that it covered. My personal favorite from this batch is the first one. You can check out my previous compositions I did here.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Last Day of Spring Break!

So Spring Break's finally over. I got what I needed to get done, but I wish I could've worked a little harder. Either way, I'm ready to go back to classes!

These were some composition studies I did for my next 3D environment project. I'm planning on doing the exterior of a haunted mansion.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Staying Busy

I've been keeping myself busy these past few days of spring break! Might as well use this free time working on stuff, while I have it!

New Banner for my Character Journals on deviantART.

Annd this is my new deviantART banner for my other journals.

A quick landscape study I did of a graveyard. I'm thinking about modeling one in 3D, possibly.

A really quick 10 minute study of a beach resort.

Zandra and Chone becoming friends.

This was a little thing I did for a contest. It was completely inspired by Minecraft.

Friday, March 21, 2014

3D Character Completed!

So for the past few weeks, I have been working on a sculpt of my character, Snull. The original drawing concepts can be found here. This was my first time creating a full body sculpt, and I went with more of a cartoony look as well. After sculpting it, I colored and posed it. The posing gave me a lot of trouble, but I got it all together in the end!

I did some editing in Photoshop to create this final version.

Turnaround sheet of the grayscale version.

A turntable showing the nonposed and posed version!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I finally found my motivation that was lost the first half of spring break. I think drawing in my sketchbook might've helped bring it back. Also: drawing my characters in a style I am comfortable with.

It's been awhile since I've drawn this character... and it's been almost a week since I drew my characters digitally in my usual style.

A little rainforest study done with the lasso tool.

Sketches of some of my characters.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tablet's Back and Working!

I spent most of yesterday working on a project for one of my LA classes, but I did also get my tablet back in the mail finally! So you can head on over to my Instagram account for those daily posts.

I wanted to do a quick sketch using the lasso tool, so I did a cat.

Some doodles I did on the car ride back to my house for Spring Break that I did last week. I finally got a working scanner, so I was able to scan these.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


I spent a lot of yesterday updating some of my sites and my resume. So I wasn't able to start doing any art until later in the night. I think I was having some difficulties focusing for the end of the night, so I didn't really spend much time on these pieces, but I did a few studies.

I was trying out a more realistic/detailed style compared to what I've been doing recently. It kind of brings me back to how I used to draw a little bit, but at least I can see that I've improved since then. But anyway, this is Gostream. He looks a bit older and more mature than he is currently, so perhaps it's him a few years in the future, I'm not really sure.

Since yesterday was St Patrick's Day, I drew my character Clove holding a shamrock.

A little landscape study I did of an Abandoned Sun Temple. I wasn't particularly liking how it was coming out, so I decided to stop and move on. I only spent about 20 minutes on it.

This one was another quick study. Looking off of a mountain to the water.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Angular Style Experimentation

I started playing around with a more angular and shape-driven style these past few days. I found that it's actually a really good way for me to create environments quickly.  It also helps me to be a bit more creative with background elements.  This style helps me make decisions and limits my use of color and shapes a lot more, which is a great practice. I still prefer my usual style for drawing characters, but this was a fun little experiment and I might do some more in the future just for fun.

This is my character Ralphie. I first tried out this style after being inspired by the game, Guacamelee.

And this was a little concept idea for Project Deanster. It's of one of the islands.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Environment Time!

My plan for over (the remaining of) Spring Break is to create an environment piece at least once a day. Whether it be a study from a photograph or life, or making up my own environments. After my junior review, I was reminded that I really do focus a bit too much on characters and really need to start drawing those environments more. So I hope to improve by doing this exercise.

But in the meantime, this is what I did last week to start breaking into these environments and thinking of them in a different light:

Test environment study I did, taking elements from a few different photos and combining them into one. This is a garbage dump, for Project Deanster.

Another little study I did of an apartment complex to grab at ideas for Project Deanster.

I tried creating some silhouettes of simple environment elements: trees and islands. I also tried out things like a house and a garbage can.

Some little bridge tests.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Artist Studies & Doodles

Some various sketches and studies I did throughout the week in my free time. But it's officially Spring Break now! Time to start working harder on my own projects.

My entry for the Weeklies Scribble Competition. Definitely one of my weaker pieces.

I did some composition studies of the Lone Star in class.

I've also been working on some studies of artists, so that I can adapt to a variety of styles much more successfully. I plan on doing more of these in the future, too. My versions are on the right side of the pages. I did ones of Freddie Moore, Chris Sanders, and JC Leyendecker.