Drawing I did of Sara Underwood as her character Bustice from Attack of the Show. I have been watching AOTS for maybe 5 months or so and I got to say its rather entertaining, I got hooked right away. Drawing is done in graphite on Bristol paper.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
So the Gears of War games has been one of my favorite gaming series for the last 6 years. The 3rd one was recently released last month. So I decided to do some fan art. I did this piece from a 3d render I found online. The biggest change I made from the 3d image was designing out the anatomy more. I have been studying my anatomy a lot lately, so I wanted to practice it on this piece. The character I drew here is Clayton Carmine, the 3rd Carmine in the series. Each game features a new Carmine, in the ABC order. The first one was Anthony, second was Benjamin, and the third Clayton. The image is graphite on bristol paper.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Figure drawing that I did last semester at Watts Atelier. This is one of those drawing sessions you wish you had more than 3 hours to finish a drawing. You can see every muscle on the model its hard not to want to draw everything. Models like this are always fun to draw too, especially when you have been studying anatomy for awhile. Basically I just ended up with a nice torso study that I am happy with. If I remember correctly I spent the first 3 sittings on just a linear lay-in. Also, I am not sure how the fore arm got so long, when I got home that night I noticed how long it was and it looked so comical that I laughed.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I went to the zoo today to do some sketching. The lizards were quite cooperative, especially the Gila Monster. What was cool about the Gila was that he was in a monster type of pose too. I then went outside and drew an Iguana. Unfortunately it moved before I could finish the sketch. I took the sky buckets over to the Takins, but found out that their exhibit is closed. I miss the Takins, they are fun to draw!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I haven't posted many life drawings lately, mainly due to the fact that I have not done any drawings that I have felt good about until recently. So here is a figure drawing I am quite happy with and some quick sketches that I did last night in class at Watts Atelier. For not taking a quick sketch class in years, these came out much better than what I was expecting. Quick sketch is tough, but its actually a lot of fun, you get a bunch of different poses you wouldn't typically get in a longer figure drawing.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Preliminary work I did for the Dreamer illustration. A bunch of thumb sketches and the final drawing. I also used a ton of tracing paper to help me make the poses more dynamic. The guy I did the illustration for had a specific idea in mind and he gave me a rough sketch of what he wanted. His idea was basically the first thumb I did but more zoomed out, which would not have worked because of the horizontal composition. So we agreed on thumb sketch 4. As I was looking for reference, I came across a piece that was quite inspiring and I thought it would work well for this illustration, so I did a couple more sketches and sent them over. He liked the new sketches but wanted the character sitting underneath a tree, so I did 2 more sketches and the first sketch is what we went with.
Well I feel like its been over a year, but I finally got a zoo sketch that I feel is of the quality of my older zoo sketches. Lucky for me the komodo dragon was very cooperative. I wish the other animals were as cooperative, every time I went to draw one they would move. Here are also some sketches I did at some Padres baseball games awhile back.
Friday, August 12, 2011
I just finished this illustration on Monday, it a title illustration for an RPG coming out shortly called "Dreamer" for the PC, done in oil. This was the most complicated, difficult piece I have ever done, but what I learned from it was quite invaluable. I don't even know how to explain it. Even though this piece was so difficult, it also turned out to be the best piece I have ever done and a lot of fun. The great thing about being an artist, is always being challenged and always having to push yourself harder and the reward you get for doing it, and finding out what new things you have learned. Probably in a week or so I am going to return to this painting and do some touch ups here and there on it, I am real happy with how it turned out and want to make it that much better. No matter how far you get in go in art, there is always so much further to go!
Monday, July 25, 2011
This is a still life painting of Sack Boy from Little Big Planet done in oil. My roommate bought the collectors edition and it came with a plush Sack Boy so I decided to do a painting of it. I really love the creativity of these games both game play way and artistic style. It would be real fun to buy the other plush Sack Boys and Girls and do a larger still life painting of them all. I just wish they had a plush with the shark outfit, I loved wearing the shark outfit when I played.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I finished this about a week ago, but finally baked it today completing the process. I may go back and do the bones of the fingers someday but I got to say it was a lot of fun sculpting this and I learned a lot. It is far from 100 percent accurate but it was still a worth while process. The cool part now is that since I baked it, I can hold it in my hand and feel the forms, quite interesting. I am now working on a leg sculpture for class.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I took a long figure drawing class last term taught by Erik Gist at Watts Atelier. This was my first long figure drawing class in probably 4 years and it was a lot of fun. I have been doing so much pencil work recently for the designs I do for Remetee so I really wanted to take a long figure class to see what I could get out of it. I am really proud of the male drawing, I spent an extra 8 hours or more at home fixing it up after the semester ended. I like the female one as well but I had a lot of issues with it, mainly the drapery covering her body slowed me down. I may go back and touch it up as well if I find the time or desire. I got a lot out of the class, my Game of Thrones drawings would not have come out nice if it wasn't for this class.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Here is my next Game of Thrones drawing, done in graphite. I am very sad that this season is over, but I look forward to the next season! I found a good pic of Sansa Stark played by Sophie Turner online so I decided to do a drawing of her. I spent a lot more time on this drawing than I had originally intended, maybe its because I took a long figure drawing class, but I rendered the hell out of it. Overall I am happy with the drawing, but I feel like I lost her likeness a bit. I don't draw a whole lot of teenagers, so that makes it just that much more difficult to do. I hope she kicks Joffrey's ass next season!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I have been watching Game of Thrones series on HBO and I got to say that I love the show! I have not been this excited for a TV show in ages. So I found a hi res image online and did a pencil rendering of Sean Bean as his character Eddard Stark, one of my favorite characters from the show. I have been taking a long pose figure drawing class this term and I feel like this has complimented what I have been doing in class well and vice versa. I am going to guess that this drawing took somewhere between 20-30 hours.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I have been slacking a bit on updating my sculpture, but mainly due to the fact that my camera has been shooting blurry pics. It is working fine now, I don't know if it was because of the time of day or if its just old, I use an old, not professional crap digital camera. Anyways these are the last 3 weeks of me working on it and since its all deep muscles, I don't have much overlapping ones in yet, so you can still see everything that I have done so far. I got to say that I have really enjoyed sculpting, its been a lot of fun. Tomorrow I will probably do some sketches from this sculpture tomorrow.