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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pokemon Sculptures!

Check out these Pokemon Sculptures I made!



Bulbasaur


and Charmander


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

Digital Paintings: Body Positive and Blankets

I'm really happy with these two little pieces. I'm excited for when I have an opportunity to do another illustration in a similar way.

love your body!


but also blankets



Digital Sketches: Portraits

Coloring practice practice practice




Dragon-sona

Mike Laughead started a dragonsona blog on tumblr. So I had to do a dragonsona for myself. I would be a white and gold dragon who lives in a volcano, and collects assorted gem stones, minerals, and crystals :D


Ghibli Jam

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.



Digital Painting: Summons


I pulled a lot of inspiration from Journey (the game) for this one. It's one of the most amazing games I've ever played hands down.

Digital Painting: Drift and Leap



Two experiments in coloring / style. I really like these. 


Digital Painting: Tussle



Digital Painting: Rabbit


Still not sure if I like this one or not. I like the water a lot and the rocks. Not sure about the rabbit but it was a very empty image without him.

Digital Painting: Cassie Ventura

I don't really know any of Cassie's music or whatever but I love her in this particular music video in this particular blue suit with Nicki Minaj.


Another Sketch Dump


       








Been loosely working through some ideas .. making rough comics .. and of course cats doing things.

Goblin Week

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)

day 1


day 2


day 3


day 4


day 5


day 6


day 7



And that's Goblin Week. I hope to do it again next January!







Sketch Dump


 










Digital Sketches: Some Ladies






Friday, January 3, 2014

Swan Song Short Film

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 :)


Digital Painting: What I Wore 12.17.13

Coloring technique exploration


Sketches: Partners

I had a dream about these 2 and I had to draw them. I keep trying to come up with a story for them but every story is so cliche haha.


Digital Painting: Wolf


I really like this. Exploring coloring techniques.

Exlporation

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.