Friday, December 10, 2010

Oldish and also new figure drawings!

Now we can all compare and see how much I've learned this semester. The first batch in this post is from October and the second batch is from November.

First batch

Second batch

Now compare these to the ones from past posts. Please comment with advice/critique

Monday, October 25, 2010

Figure Drawings

I haven't put anything on here for quite some time, so I'll just put some figure drawings up so I can look back at them later and see how much I've grown.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

April and a River final (maybe)

Here is the updated version, and probably the last.

April and a River

Still new to digital painting. Here is one based on a photograph I took. Maybe I'll post a more professional looking one later.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Grisly Finale"

Final project for Joe Olson's drawing class. The turtle is McGreggor's sidekick/occasional weapon. McGreggor never wrestles in the "pansy American leagues" where it's just a show.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Face Exaggeration (round two)

Project on facial proportion.
Regular faces

Male exaggerations

Female exaggerations 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Thank Goodness it's Friday..."

2-point perspective project with the theme "Something strange in the neighborhood".

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tribal Redo

This is a redo of my urban toy project with the added theme of "Tribal". As you can see, it barely resembles the old one at all, which I think is a good thing. I'm going to fix the weird hip-like bump.

Please add your own captions.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

4 layouts

This project was to practice using different design elements in composition.

The First 47 Tries

This isn't supposed to be a legitimate piece, but if it were, that would be the title and you could suppose that it represents all the thought and work (and frustration) that goes into design. This is just an exercise in value where we took a piece of paper, crumpled it up, uncrumpled, and drew. Click to zoom.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Brought to you by Wacom

I recently had a birthday, and received a Wacom tablet! I tried it out with Corel Painter 4. This is based off a photo I took in Minneapolis.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Figure Drawings

These are some of my 1-5 minute figure drawings from November and December. I think I'm starting to get the hang of conte. Any suggestions other than "practice more"?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


This was a tough assignment. We were supposed to emulate Charlie Harper's style and do a piece to the theme of "Amazon rain forest animal". Look up Charlie Harper, and you'll see how close I wasn't. The tails bother me.

Here are two possible croppings. Which one looks best?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Topplin' Turtle

Theme: Beasts of burden of the craggy peaks of Oppenlander.
I just realized that my last two projects involve big objects tipping to the right.

Caber tossed!

Theme: Iconic ancestral character as an urban toy.
I have a lot of Scottish ancestors on both sides of my family.
This guy needs one more pass to make him more toy like.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Star Wars short

This is the junky youtube version. I have a high quality one somewhere. This was a project for my 11th grade multimedia design class.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Texture swatches

A beastly project, but a good exercise. From top left reading like a book: Bike tire tread (at angle), strawberry, fuzzy caterpillar, carpet, toothbrush, wood, tortoise shell, pine cone, handgun grip.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Old 3d stuff

Some of my first experimenting with 3d.

The planet and stars I made from scratch in Photoshop. The ship I did in Maya. This was back in 2005 I think.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More from the proportion project

These are four examples of how exaggerating different facial features has different effects on the character.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Beautiful Smell

I drew this my freshman year to practice lip-sync.

Flour Sack Animation

This was a project from my freshman year. I'm working on fixing it up.