Tuesday, September 29, 2009

quick sketches at Grind

Nothing even close to complete, just playing around with some gestural forms and thinking about the next group challenge, "Demon Hunter"

final Bierstadt painting

Didn't change it too much, cleaned up a few lines and did some contrast-type adjustments. It really comes into it's own when you see it at 2'x3' though.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bierstadt update

Here's the next update, with the photoshop painting.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

re-imagining Bierstadt

For my Creative Processes class, I have to take an existing painting by an artist I admire and recreate it "with elements of my own life". I decided to use Bierstadt's, "The Domes of Yosemite", and for the elements of my life, I'm going to show my artistic progression, from photography to 3D to painting in Photoshop to finally drawing in pencil (yes, I'm moving backwards, sue me!)

Here's the first draft, minus the photoshop painting, which I will try to do Saturday and Sunday. The final piece is due at the printer @ 2:00pm on Monday, where I will make a 2'x3' print on photo matte paper.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

random sketching and 3/4 view

I feel really weak at 3/4 view heads, so I think I'm going to play with those for a couple of days while I'm sketching. Sorry in advance that it'll probably look like ass for a while ;)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Emily Carr Life Drawing

Here are a couple of sketches from the first life drawing of the semester @ Emily Carr.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lionfish Knight - First stabs

My friend Jimmy started up a character challenge, "Lionfish Knight", and I played around with it tonight....nothing complex, nothing complete, just two ideas, one a cyberknight and the other more traditional.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sketchgroup - Big, Fast and Dangerous

I was the only attendee at Sketchgroup today, but I did a couple of studies and then played around with a composition.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cloudscape Comics pitch

Here's my pitch for my 4-page story for the next Cloudscape Comics collective book. Obviously, these are nowhere NEAR finished pencils, but it does show the basic layout and story that I'm going for.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Matte update

Here's the next step before I start looking for photo textures.

Monday, September 14, 2009

September Matte Painting 3D concept

Here's the concept in Vue for the September matte painting contest on cgtantra.com.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Today's quick sketches, including a concept for this month's matte painting challenge.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Faces in a Crowd

Just a couple of faces I played around with today while waiting for people.

Monday, September 7, 2009

random stuff

Down at my Dad's place, spent an hour or so with my siblings at a French cafe, drawing and talking.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Inked Warrior Woman

Didn't really focus too much on the sketchgroup topic today, instead I inked my bristol board piece.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Had my initial orientation for Emily Carr today, but managed to get a bit of drawing done this evening....poses weren't really that successful this time, but I did lightbox the warrior woman onto bristol board, and began some very basic pencil rendering.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Warrior Woman - Initial Pencils

Here's the rough pencil sketch for my next project - Warrior Woman