Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Works in Progress

So I've got some really fun and interesting projects in class, one of them being a Development Book (basically a compilation of roughs and concept art), and another being a Character Portrait project where we depict a protagonist and antagonist.

Those two are demons/monsters that I'm working on for the book project, and for the Protagonist/Antagonist portraits I am drawing Perseus and Medusa. Here's the start of Perseus:

There's still a long ways to go, and I'm definitely going to be doing a lot of tweaking.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rotoscope Project - Asian Kung-Fu Generation - Kimi to Iu Hana

For an animation project, we had to rotoscope something short in one week. My laptop at that point was inoperable, and it was taking forever for me to get my replacement from Apple. Anyways, I pulled a couple of long nights at ACAD, tracing frames and this is all I got. There's also some glitches I still have to fix.

If you haven't seen the music video for Asian Kung-Fu Generation's Kimi to iu Hana, (and many of you will have not) it has quite possibly my favorite dance sequence out of anything, ever. There's a dancing elf! This was just a tiny bit of it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

First Project of the Year

This was the first illustration project of the year, and I did this for an editorial about the state of people who were uninsured and how they are more likely to encounter problems where they would need insurance. I went with the general feeling of going under and how hopeless and dire the situation would feel.

First Art-Dump

Here's some old stuff I decided to post. The first picture was done for a children's storybook project at ACAD last year. It's Jack & the Beanstalk, and I had fun doing it. It's done in acrylic and touched up a little bit in Photoshop.

The second piece is unfinished, but I was working on it for a character redesign "assignment" that my friends and I were giving ourselves, and also was going to be the R in a Marvel A-Z project with another group of friends :) Anyways, it's Ricochet from Slingers, and later Runaways and Loners. My favorite obscure Marvel character.

Next is a couple of quick compilations of random things from old sketchbooks. I'll probably post more recent stuff next time.

Jumpin' on the Blogwagon

After putting it off for so long, I've finally decided to start up a blog where I can post my random sketches, works in progress, and even finished works up for everyone to see. Hopefully I'll be able to keep this updated on a regular basis. I'm in my 4th year at ACAD (the Alberta College of Art and Design) and am majoring in Character Design/Illustration.

I get a kick out of drawing monsters and creatures, and also little bizarre quirky things that just pop into my head. I also like to draw people, modern style and music instruments as much as I like to draw things more geared towards gaming. So you'll find a little of everything here. I think that other aspects of my personality and the like will start to emerge as this blog goes on, so I'll keep this introduction simple. Hope you enjoy your stay.