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Friday, June 29, 2012

Warcraft Babes

Continuing with 30min warmups through out the weekdays. Sketched up some lovely ladies from World of Warcraft. This opened my eyes to the fact that I'm really braindead with costuming characters. I should work on that.

Seriously though.

Troll Shaman

Blood Elf

Draenai

Tauren

Wargen

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

For Sale

For those of you interested in helping a brother out and snagging some of my artwork, well, this post is for you.

From now through  September 1st, I will be selling prints of these pieces*. My apologies for only being able to serve local customers.

*All that means is that it's not the original sheet of paper I scribbled over. You will be purchasing my artwork printed on cardstock and matted on black foamcore (or without, if you wish to use a frame).


Storyboards:


"001"
9.5x4" - $15

"002"
9.5x4" - $15

"003"
9.5x4" - $15

"004"
9.5x4" - $15


Fine Art

"Donut Shop"
8x10"- $15
11x17" - $30

"Riverstreet Rhinos"
8x10"- $15
11x17" - $30

"Vertebrae"
8x10"- $15
11x17" - $30

"Ink in Ink"
5x7" - $10



From the November "Kunstkammer" Gallery Show:

"Badak Api"
8x10" - $15
11x17" - $30

"The Hunt"
14x8" - $30


"The Applesnaps"
8x10" - $15
11x17" - $30


Various Ink Illustrations:

"King Rat"
8x10" - $15
11x17" - $30

"Creature from the Black Lagoon 001"
5x7" - $15
**$40 for the set of three Creature of the Black Lagoon Illustrations**

"Creature from the Black Lagoon 002"
8x10" - $15

"Creature from the Black Lagoon 003"
8x10" - $15

"Battle on the River Styx"
8x10" - $15


"Wounded"
8x10" - $15


Friday, June 22, 2012

30min Fan Art: Legend of Korra

I'm jumping on the bandwagon and doing a daily doodle of sorts. Through out the weekdays I plan on warming up by sketching up some fan art within thirty minutes. I figure it would be something fun to challenge myself with this summer and it would ease me back into the discipline of drawing each day.

So I'm totally bonkers about the Legend of Korra. It's a really stellar series, so check it out if you haven't already. This week I did 30 minute pinups of some of the characters. These aren't portfolio pieces by any means, but I'm proud to have done one each day.

Asami

Bolin and Pabu

Korra (looking terrified? Alright.)

Mako

Meelo (obviously this week's finest work)

There you have it. I think I've been talked into sketching up World of Warcraft babes for next week. We'll see.

Monday, June 18, 2012

With it Being Summer

There's lot's of stuff I want to do. I don't head back to school until September, so let's see what I can squeeze in.

The gap in the update was all due to settling back in at home. I took a much-needed, week-long hiatus from drawing as soon as I got home. But now that I've recovered, I've put together a pretty reasonable schedule for the summer.

Here's what you can expect to see:

  • Five 30-minute fanart doodles each week
  • One polished illustration to enter in a county competition
  • Doodles that accidentally turn into something cool
  • Updates on my odd-jobs around town (I think there's money in painting children's room murals)
  • Ten out of thirty penciled pages of personal comic (you wont see anything until September 1st)
So yeah, fun stuff. I'll have some things up here by Friday.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Labours of Hercules

Probably my favorite assignment of my sophomore year at SCAD. Never thought I'd ever be painting a skate deck.

Everyone was pretty stoked about this assignment...at first. Our class was asked to create an acrylic painting on wood--either on a skateboard or a slab of masonite.

This was all really exciting--until our professor made it a free range assignment. Nothing is harder than barfing up a concept during your 30th week of art school--when you're burnt out beyond belief and only care about packing up your dorm room. Yeah.

That said... I learned to never underestimate the value of constantly writing down ideas. Those brilliant concepts that come to you when you wait in line at a theme park or when your head hits the pillow at night---write them down, guys. For real. Even when you can't start any work during that actual moment of inspiration---write it down.You're a lucky kid to have a notepad of scribbles at your disposal, especially when you're desperate for an idea.

That's obviously where this came into play. For like the past year, I've wanted to do a piece based on the 12 Labours of Hercules, but I had never gotten around to it. Now, at the end of my sophomore year of SCAD, totally empty of any other ideas...I thought hey. Why not give it a go.

The only requirements for this project were to have it painted in acrylic on wood, and that it be a sequential piece. That means it could not be a single skate deck illustration. My Hercules concept was perfect for this. Greek vases art always told a story, and I could do the same.



ORIGINAL CONCEPT:

Contains Cerberus, Stymphalian Birds, Nemean Lion, Hydra, and Cretan Bull.

COLOR COMPS:



The winner!







PROBLEMS:

Rather than redraw the entire piece on the skateboard, I projected my original thumbnail onto the board using an artograph. Though this saved a lot of time, it also caused some registration errors with my piece. The drawing align correctly. The positioning of the artwork is a little off.

This piece would have been much cleaner had I used stencils. The technique I used instead was to paint layers of solid color and then scratch away linework with an Xacto knife.

The lion skin was originally yellow in the digital color comp. The palette did not translate well from digital into acrylic paint, so the yellow was replaced with a white.


FINISHED PRODUCT:

The addition of the Erymanthean Boar (previously empty space after registration error)


Addition of the Hind of Ceryneia 


A fun project. Though a little rushed, I am still pretty happy with the result. This was a great way to finish out my sophomore year!

Summer is officially here. I'll have some more stuff for you guys soon.