Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Check out these Pokemon Sculptures I made!
I made them for a friend! I really enjoy sculpting a lot. I wish I had time to do this more. These are made out of Super Sculpey, tin foil, and wire. They are painted with Acrylic paint with an acrylic, protective varnish over-coat. Matte for the skin and glossy for the eyes .. though Charmander came out pretty shiny despite the matte varnish. The most challenging part was getting the proportions of the characters as close as I could to "correct". They each took awhile to make, but I'm very happy with the results :)
I might try to make more sculpture type things and sell them online ... but I'm not sure. Hmm
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
My submission for this year's Ghibli Jam! Castle in the Sky is one of my all time favorite Ghibli movies. It was hard choosing between Totoro, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away, but Castle in the Sky is one of those movies where I love almost every single character. It's written in a way that I really enjoy and ... idk everything about it is just great. I almost drew Dola because she is just amazing ... but the robots are too cute so I had to draw one with Sheeta.
Basically Goblin Week was started by Evan Dahm and it happens once a year in January. You basically draw as many goblins or goblin related things as you can. So since I never draw goblins I hopped on that bandwagon immediately (and I was playing a lot of Skyrim at the time so it all just fit together)
And that's Goblin Week. I hope to do it again next January!
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Hey! So this is a still from the animated short "Swan Song", which I got to work on in early 2013! In the short I animated the cat and did some color work too. It is my friend Ashley Armstrong's senior thesis short film, and she hopes to enter it in some film festivals soon! The short now has a Facebook page and if you would feel so inclined you can show your support by liking the page! We would all be eternally grateful if you did! Thanks :)
So for a long time I've been unhappy with the way I color things. I'm ok with my sketchy stuff, and my really "finished" stuff. But to color something fast, and simple, kind of in between sketchy and finished, I just didn't really have a default way of doing things. So I started exploring and I tried to figure out what I liked and didn't like. Here's what I started with:
I like these pieces, but really I didn't enjoy doing things this way. Especially with the first 2 pieces. While I love the way they turned out, the line work and the flat colors was just too much work and too rigid and too boring. So I moved on.
I really liked doing these two images. I gravitated towards different brushes in Photoshop and played around with texture. I really like this direction and have been doing more work like this. But things have really been changing for me lately artistically and nothing is set in stone. For now I'm just enjoying the ride and seeing where these changes take me.