Thursday, December 18, 2008

21 - Tauren Deathknight, oh yeah...

And here it is the third and final piece of the semester. A take on the new Deathknight class in World of Warcraft with my old shaman character in mind a bit. Took the look of Tonytwocrows and thought what he would end up looking like as a Deathknight. Trying to get a darker character to look solidly placed in an artic area was a big challenge. I think I could have mixed in more colors but I am happy with the outcome. I learned plenty working on it and there is always next time.
Hopefully Bill Carman will approve because it is the last piece of homework I will ever have to turn in, as long as I get passing grades from my two classes this semester. Well off to the next piece, I'm thinking of something kinda Animal...

Monday, December 15, 2008

20 - Who you with America?!!?

And now we have caricature number 2 peoples, the semester is winding down and it's time to finish these things off and turn them in. I think my Bernie Mac turned out pretty good, I kinda regret going without the smile though since Bernie had such a great smile. But I think I got the likeness pretty well and found a color scheme I liked.
Well it's done, I'm happy and now I have something to remember another one of our great comedians, lost to us to soon.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

19 - George Carlin final...finally

Where here it finally is. After months of back and forth with my teacher Bill Carman trying to help me fix all my mistakes and dumb ideas and my boy Tony Montano helping me along the way with everything it has finally all come together into what I think is a pretty good caricature. George Carlin, one of my all time favs died this year and now I have something great to remember him bye. We all miss ya Georgey boy...
Now I gotta go finish my Bernie Mac, times a tickin...

Friday, December 5, 2008

18 - Raving Rabbids...

After seeing an add for the new Rayman game it reminded me of this piece I had done last year for a spot illustration assignment. This is the first work I ever did with only Illustrator vector art and no scanned in pieces. I remembered that it started as a bit of a pain and then when I started multiplying the rabbids it got to be fun.
Everyone can use more rabbids in the life...

Friday, November 21, 2008

17 - Fun day Friday

One of my friends reminded me of the past love we all had for Pinky and The Brain and well I needed to play around with Photoshop CS3 because I'm been doing everything with Corel Painter X and I've been told by many to use both programs (Bill and Tony I do listen) to get the effects I want. The lines are a fair bit sketchier than I wanted but it was just a fun coloring exercise and I luckily found a couple of things I really liked about the program. On to the holidays and homework, have a great turkey day everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2008

16 - the first Mac sketch

Time keeps on marching. I'm finally catching up, this here is the first skecth that I seem to be getting a nice likeness of Bernie Mac so it's gonna be the one I use for the final digital painting. Gotta go finish off George and then I'll get started on Bernie. Things are looking up.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

15 - George again

Mr. Carlin round five, closer and closer. A little more tweeking and it will be time to move it on into the comp, way behind schedule but I'm still plugging away.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

14 - Carlin round 3 n 4

Carlin rounds 3 and 4. Took this into class today, got a good amount of feedback. The bottom one appearantly has people thinking more Bob Hope than Carlin so I am going the wrong way with that one. The top one is a bit more promising so I am going to be working from that one. The mouth and eyes still need a fair bit of work but it's all underway, just gotta keep pushing forward.

Monday, September 29, 2008

13 - quick turn around, more Carlin

More George Carlin sketches from class. Bill still has me working on trying to nail down the likeness becuase as you can see I haven't been able to nail it yet. Repitition, time for more drawings, can't learn without trying.

12 - Sept 29th

It's so unfortunate how easily life seems to get in the way. Well I am still working on the George Carlin caricature, it is slowly getting better. Gathering up reference for the Bernie Mac I am going to do next.
The main drags on my time has been the start of a new semester, the launch of Warhammer, earning my 2nd degree black belt on Sept 17th and prepping for a tournament on Oct 3rd and trying to get ready for my first test on the way to becoming a certified ATA instructor. Busy, busy but no excuses so now it's time to go hit the drawing table and then some stuff scanned it dang it...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

11 - Georgee Boy #2

Well overtime at EDS not withstanding I have actually gotten another sketch of Mr. Carlin done. This one doesn't have that little smirk that seemed to come through on the last one but I do like the way the hair layers came out even though it is a scan of a pencil sketch.
I actually had some fun trying to put the lines on the mic , something I had never done before and the effect seems to work. Now I just need to apply what I have found in the sketches toward the final digital painting. Hopefully it will all come together.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

10 - George Carlin sketch

Well the hectic new job and moving into the new apartment have finally let up a bit and I am now finding a little time to draw. My goal now is to finish a couple more sketches of Georgey boy so I can have a better idea of were to push the final when I start it.
The idea is to make the final look like it is on a stage,spot-lighted,with the 7 words you can't say on TV or radio laid over the background.
As always any comments or suggestions are always welcome. Back to the phones, it's time to make the donuts again.

Monday, June 23, 2008

9 - George Carlin, a pioneer mourned

George Carlin, one of my favorite comedians has saddly passed on. Which in a certain way is kinda cool, I gotta figure he now has a much larger audience whereever he ended up. Carlin was always able to put a smile on my face, his brand of comedy has always been inline with my view of the world in which we all live. Anyways I am thinking of doing a caricature of Carlin so I am going to start in on some sketches and get them posted when the new job and moving into the new place allows.

Monday, June 9, 2008

8 - once a month is not enough...

Well, life goes on, and get's in the way, ha!. Things are great except my free time, or lack there of. But even as I am in training at EDS I still am finding a little time to ketch during breaks. The influence to this one is easy to see if you have ever read FEAR Agent, Tony Moore is one hell of an artist. I just finished the first trade, great read. Everyone should have there own version of a crazy space hero that accomplishes amazing deeds whilst saving damsels in dire deep space situations.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

7 - SK monochrome

I have no idea why the last one loaded with red eyes, this is how the eyes are suppose to look. All blue baby, that's how he lulls you into a false sense of security.

6 - Stephen King finishes

Well I got the color on em and delivered the final file to the printer tonight so I can hand in my last Illustration assignment of the year tomorrow afternoon. I still seem to have a weird eye for skin tone, I don't know what that's all about. It made my figures in painting class look wierd to, maybe I'll figure it out next year. So I went with a monochrome version, which I think works a lot better. Now I guess I just need to show it to a couple peole and ask them who it is, that way I can find out how well it works as a caricature.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

5 - Stephen King Sketches part 2

Do to influences in class, namely my boy Tony Montano - my fellow super cool illustration student, and Bill Carman - my super cool illustration teacher. Each trip to class led to a new version of the sketch and thankfully a better version, each has progressively looked more like SK to yours trully. Now I need to go get some color in it and finish it.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

4 - Stephen King Sketch

A quick sketch that I did of Stephen King for a full caricature that I am doing for my last Illustration assingment of the year. My first sketch wasn't very good, but I got help from my favorite fellow Illustration student, Tony Montano, he got my sketch to not look like the Governator which the first one did. Bill Carman my instructor helped me flesh this out even more and now for all the fun coloring and background work.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

3 - old stuff

This drawing is an old one I actually did in highschool, at Nampa High for those interested. It was done looking at a cover that Erik Larsen did for Amazing Spider-Man The Revenge of the Sinister Six. This piece is all pencil, no little digital nudges back when I did this one. It's old, but it might still be the piece I am the most proud of, figured it needs to be on here for anyony that might actually look.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

2 - BFA show pieces

Here are the three pieces I turned in for my Sr. Illustration Studio and hung in the Hemingway Gallery at Boise State for the BFA Show for my Professional Practices class. They are my own little twists on some classic and hopefully easily recognizable characters. My main influence for doing these pieces is the comic book Fables, James Jean gives them amazing covers for the great characters created by Bill Willingham. Having been lucky enough to catch onto this great comic over the last year it made me wonder what my version of some of the classic characters of literature would look like.
I am happy with the end result of all three, I got some details in there that I am really happy about. Plus these pieces are the resaon I went out an bought a Mac, a Wacom and Corel Painter X, along with some help from Photoshop I gave myself a very fast learning curve over the course of the semester and got some great results. Now I just have to keep going, learning everyday is the goal, always on the lookout for a happy accident.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1 - start it with a Fett, or a bang I mean...

Might as well try and start this thing off right. Here is my first ever digital sketch, done in Corel X with a Wacom tablet. Two things I just got recently and still need to spend a couple hundred hours practicing with. And hell, everyone likes Boba Fett, I actually did this sketch while looking at a box for a small Boba Fett statue. I think it turned out pretty good for my first go round. And hopefully they will only get better.