Monday, June 18, 2012

Sculpture Concept Designs

While looking for my various sketchbooks to scan, I ran into these old things from my sculpture design class. It was meant to be concepts for installations that apparently I was supposed to build in class, so my weirdly abstract and highly detailed illustration came to bit bite me in the butt. I chose the first drawing to do and to say that the concept was only good on paper is an understatement. Next time I do something like this, I'll be sure to draw with function and practicality on hand...or get better at sculpting.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Animal Sketch Study

 Some animal sketches I did to brighten up your day. I'll try to put up some more stuff along the week

Sketch Dump for the start of summer

Hey gang, looks like I missed all of May to put up stuff but I was busy trying to create portfolios for different opportunities. I'm gonna try my hand at animation, so I'm getting ready to back to school. I have a bunch of new stuff but for now, here is a sketch dump of the past few years.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Comic - The Journey

Rule of thumb: When I don't have anything on this blog, is usually because I'm busy with another project. Well just in time for the end of the month, here is one such project. A small 6 page comic called "The Journey".  It just sprang to mind when I was listening to a song from Chrono Trigger and thought it be funny to spoof the atypical Hero's Journey. Enjoy

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Drawing Love

Had this sketched out on Valentines Day while contemplating my existence and decided to flesh it out for one of 704G's contests. Who said I can't be a lovey dovey type? I DO! AND MY LOVE...IS VENGEANCE!!! IT'S NEVER FREE!! GUITAR SOLO!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sorry for not posting. Delay in product

I apologize for not frequently updating this blog as much as I can. Between work, school and other projects, I couldn't really dedicate some time to scanning all my sketchbooks in high quality. Our other artists are also very busy with their work. I am almost finished with another original piece, so know now we're not sleeping on anything. Just biding our time.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Butterfly Effect - From Concept to Carnage

During my Illustration Portfolio class at SVA, I was given a few assignments that had thinking outside my comfort zone of fan-art, super heroes and comic books and allowed me to explore other material. Here is an assignment meant to explore the nature of Chaos Theory.

I didn't know a damn thing about Chaos Theory until they mentioned the Butterfly Effect. It is based on the myth that if a butterfly where to flap it's wings in one part of the world, then a catastrophe will occur in another part. The smallest occurrence could change our world in drastic ways. So my idea would take this concept and run with it: a malicious little child smashed a butterfly, thus causing a chain of events that will lead to the destruction of the planet! I figured I draw too much male subjects already, so I made the child a bratty little girl with pigtails and overalls. Her name is Beth.

For the second draft, i wanted to explore my burgeoning inking skills with a brush. I tried to attempt some extreme perspective, having Beth looking down on the butterfly while her shadow cast upon the log to reveal the catastrophe she will rain upon the world. But I failed with the perspective, making it look like she's a tiny fairy with a glowing bat and the shadow thing didn't read well with the log.

the 3rd draft read took the shadow concept and presented a much clearer picture than the log but not clear enough. By then, the whole class had fallen in love with Beth, enough to be a bit peeved when she was lost in her own monstrous shadow. My friend Stephen gave me some tips on how to rectify this.

So after I flipped the subjects, added some color, and rendered the apocalypse with brush and ink wash, the final product was a success. There where requests to do this on a bigger canvas, but for now I'm satisfied with the results. The class was so enamored with Beth, that two of the students decided to pay homage to her through their projects. I was both a bit insulted and proud; I was proud-sulted. Seriously, who can blame them though: Beth is such a wonderful character, the little psychopath.