Mar 30, 2008

Hey guys. Sorry.

Oh, whoops. Remember when I said I wasn't going to neglect the blog? Remember how I said I was going to update once a week? Right. Me neither. I don't remember that at all.

I've been busy with some things over the last couple of weeks. You know, some stuff. Things. They come up sometimes. Anyway, here's some pictures!

These first three were a series I did for my Fashion class. It's not fashion related, get off my case. This was Sam Weber's first assignment for us, which was to basically do three pieces with a working hierarchy (Jack, Queen, King, style). Mine are about the colonization of the American midwest when it was full of giants. These were all done in Acrylic and colored pencil and are about eleven inches high by whatever inches wide. I still need to do some color correction on the bottom two, but I wanted to post them. Maybe they'll get posted later when they're all fixed.

Check it out! There was a narrative. Those people were so earnest, and now they're so dead. Oh well.

This next one was for Jose Villarubia's Illustration Concepts II class. We were each given a word with an interesting origin/meaning, which we had to illustrate. My word was "saturnine," which means gloomy or glum or whatever.

There's some people having a party. They're also planets! Saturn is being very saturnine, and Mercury is being very compassionate. This was acrylic and gouache and colored pencil and stuff. It's around 11x14.

Hey, remember when I said I was going to draw Iron Man for Project Rooftop? I did.

This dude's pencil and Photoshop. I wrote some notes in the email I sent to PR, so I think I'll post those and save some breath.

Hey, guys! This is my first attempt at a redesign for PR, but I am a student of Daniel Krall and he challenged me to superheroic fisticuffs. A couple of quick notes on what I'm calling the Model L Mark I Golden God Variant of Stark's classic suit:

With the advent of advanced cameras and HUDs, the suit has advanced far past the need for any physical eyeholes, yet the semblance of a face remains to add some level of humanity to the suit. The shoulder plates have been streamlined to connect into a neck-guard, preventing projectile injury to the most vulnerable part of our hero. The whole suit, actually, was streamlined for flight more than anything else. Any extraneous elements have been scoured off in an effort to minimize breakage during combat or crashes. The multiple repulsors on the suit serve dual purposes: first, they enhance aerial maneuverability to the point where the suit can generate a sort of anti-gravity field. This, in turn, prevents damage to Stark's surroundings, as he's not just firing hyper-focused beams of energy everywhere. Additionally, the repulsors can be individually activated or deactivated, allowing the airborne Start to rocket in near perpendicular directions while maintaining forward acceleration. The second purpose is as a defense against larger enemies (read: Hulk). I originally designed a variant of the Hulkbuster armor, but decided to scrap it and add some elements of that suit to the Golden God. The repulsors on the arms prevent Stark from being easily lifted and thus easily tossed by Hulk or other bulky adversaries.

Whew. Iron Man is super fun to draw.

Anyway, I only have one final due this week, so that'll be up in the next post. Maybe I'll put sketches up for my next two assignments? That could be interesting.

Mar 7, 2008


Hey everybody! Great to see you. You're looking lovely and talented.

Anyway! I did some stuff this week and have a bunch of stuff yet to do this weekend. I can't imagine I'm going to be doing much sleeping, that's for sure. Plus, the new Smash Bros comes out this weekend, and that's more or less the end of my life. I meant to work all day today, but ended up going to the Vinylmore show at Atomic Pop instead. Oh well.

So, in Fashion Illustration, we were given a photo of a person in the class and found existing clothes that seemed to embody their style. I got the lovely and talented Megan Russell, who I decided would dance around an art gallery in pretty dresses! This doesn't really look like Megan (aside from the shiny red hair), but it's not supposed to! Don't worry.

I would've liked this to be better, but it was kind of a weird assignment and a weird night. Next time will be better, ok? Pencil and digital (with tortoises!)

I mentioned in the last post (I think) that we were doing animal/human hybrids in Fantasy Art, so here he is! He's a wooly rhinoceros, which are adorable. He's also a giant man, which are less adorable but still hilarious.

The print out of this is pretty gray, and there's a couple things I know I'm going to change, so it'll be reposted in a few weeks when I get some time. I'm going to do the cave drawings in charcoal and scan 'em on in, and I might add a little cluster of cavemen with spears behind one of the rocks. Who knows? Not me. This is pencil and digital.

This next one was for an operatic performance of "The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman which is about a crazy woman and postpartum depression, but also about some weird yellow wallpaper and maybe ghosts? I don't know. It's complicated.

I wanted to do something different for this one, so I tried out Acrylic and some other stuff? There's some walnut ink and some watercolor and some gouache, but I'd say it's an acrylic painting. It's also the second one I've ever done! The first one was awful, and this one is not so awful. Hannah Ahn did a pretty cool acrylic demo in our Fashion class, and I think that helped. I think it's ok, but maybe it's not. Please don't break my heart.

I've been super lazy today and have the rest of my weekend booked, so only a short post today. A couple things next week, though, no jokes.