Wednesday, April 22, 2009
not as interesting as i would've hoped, but i wanted to post something different. for my illustration final i'm creating a four part, art nouveau/mucha inspired piece. the assignment theme was old/new and was open to interpretation. so, in a stroke of brilliance, i came up with the idea of designing the four horsemen of the apocalypse as mods.
the image is what i have of my border template so far. there will probably be a scooter in the circle (each will be slightly different) and art nouveau inspired type in the empty space towards the bottom. the colours already there will change depending on what horseman it is.
i will try to post new steps along the way until the final is done.
Friday, April 17, 2009
quick doodle of my character samson who fits into the main storyline project that i've been developing since summer. one of my main project this summer is to smooth out the majority of the story and make a little booklet (if only because bookmaking is so much fun) so i can keep things collected.
all my sketch posts have been pretty boring, i'm just now noticing. all the pictures are pretty static. i'll work on making the next one more exciting.
by the way, i'm really really excited about this movie coming out this summer. not only does it have two of my favourite actors in it, but it uses one of my favourite songs ever. should be a good one.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
done at the tram sunday night while i was waiting for some friends to perform. one of my characters johnny, who is either a deer or just a regular guy. it always depends on my mood. this time he's just a guy but i tossed some antlers up there because damn antlers are cool. i also did not feel like finishing his legs or feet, apparently.
Monday, April 13, 2009
i always like looking at how much my sketches change when i digitally ink and colour them, so i decided to put these two poodle-boys next to each other and see how different they are. as you can see i disliked how i initially drew his one foot and changed the angle. i like it much better this way, he looks a bit more awkward and gangly i think.
i was watching some episodes of doctor who today and decided to look at a doodle i did a few months ago of my favourite doctor and companion; five and turlough. looking at it now i realize that there are many things i could fix, but i do like to look back on old work and see how my style has grown and improved. the doctor who fans on deviantart seem to enjoy it, though.
continuing with the mythology and folklore theme, this time something from japanese folk tales. they have some of the coolest creatures in them, this one is a kappa character i'm maybe developing for something (which is why he's holding a feather - part of something bigger). kappa are frog/turtle-like water-sprites that have water-filled craters on the tops of their heads and if all the water is spilled, they are seriously weakened or might even die. they also eat children and cucumbers. awesome. this one is much more anthropomorphized than regular kappa, but he fits into the probable story line better that way. this is in the process of being inked in photoshop.
while i'm not a religious person in the slightest, i've always enjoyed the idea of angels and demons as i would anything out of mythology. so it's no surprise that i end up drawing them once and a while. so here, have a sketch that i scanned with every intention of finishing eventually but will probably not get around to doing it for a while.