Monday, December 6, 2010

Rolling Stone Cover, coloured Mignola Style

Had a bit of time, so I went back and re-did the colouring in a more Mignola style. I think it "pops" more this way.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

DRWG200 Record Cover project

So, originally we were supposed to glue record jackets to a board, apply matte-medium, and then sand off and draw new parts...

I kinda said, "Screw that!" and did mine digitally. I took some blind contour drawings and one life drawing that I did during the semester, and used them as masks for the various photoshop layers...then I masked out a little bit more and played with some blending modes.

The result is not something I feel terribly strongly about one way or the other, but I like it better than I would have playing with a power-sander...

ILUS201 Final Project - Rolling Stone cover

The band: Ministry. Was trying a much more graphic style of colouring, looking at Tomer Hanuka, Frank Stockton and James Jean. Going to try this style again!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ILUS200 final project

Here's the final graphic for my Illustration Essentials class final project. Mixed media (linocut and photoshop), the graphic was lino, the font and final composite done digitally. Lino is way more fun than I would have expected, I guess I understand why all those people are spending their lives in the print room!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rolling Stone cover Inks and Masthead

Here's how the layout is coming along.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

DRWG200 Book Project, Page 2

Here's the 2nd page.

DRWG200 Book Project, Page 1

Have to integrate an existing book into a new multi-page piece. Here's page #1.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

went with "No Girl"

Here's the final illustration, due tonight @ 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

girl or no girl?

Can't decide...

transformation project - inks

Here are the inks for my Drawing 200 Transformation project.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

final(?) Pulp Cover

Based on conversations with my teacher and the fact that I have a ton of other crap to do, this is probably the last version ;)

Monday, November 8, 2010

2nd Pulp Rendering

Trying for more of a Mignola style in my colouring, much flatter and a bit darker....which do you prefer?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

first pass at rendering

Here's the first pass at rendering my pulp cover.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pulp flats

Here's the flatting done for my pulp cover.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

inked cover

Here's the pulp cover inked.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pulp Pencils #2

The next step on the pulp cover...not sure if the blacks will all make sense when they are rendered out single-tone...anyone have any thoughts?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pulp pencils

Our next assignment is to do a 1950s style pulp cover...mine will be for a (fictional) magazine called "Eldritch Horror"...the actual pencils are far lighter, but I bumped the contrast in photoshop so you could see it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Aztec War, 2nd version (finished?)

After review, made a couple of changes...

Mental Geographies WOW drawing

Here's my project, it's due on Thursday evening, so I may change it up a bit still, but this is I'd say 95% there...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Aztec War Poster, initial colours

Here it is in the initial coloured phase....will probably have some more revision between now and when it's due on Wednesday! All comments/critics welcome.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

two pencil steps

Here are two pencil drawings pre-inking for school.

Monday, October 4, 2010

water colour pencil doinking

Just messing around with my new set of water colour pencils.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's

Here's a 12 minute drawing from Dr. Sketchy's tonight, theme was basically sexy zombie chick.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pirate, near the end

Here's the next pass...if anyone has any colouring suggestions, I have to finish this by 4:00pm this afternoon PST, but I'd love comments ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

pirate project, initial rendering pass

There's more to be done, but I have one more day, so that's ok :)

final pirate inks

Here is the final bristol board inks for my Illustration Pirate project. Now to colour it...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pirate final pencils

Final pencils for my ILUS201 Pirate project, on bristol board (11x17)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

While I was in art history..

About 30-45 mins, I don't remember exactly.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

another woman

Trying a new way of doing eyes...'bout an hour's worth of work.

Monday, September 20, 2010

sci-fi head

Inspired a little bit by Kerrigan from StarCraft....but only a little bit, didn't use reference or anything..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I enjoy days like today, because I feel like I can see the improvement from the last time I posted here :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

2 more marker sketches

I'm really enjoying using this toned paper, I find it much more intuitive to start in the middle and work to both light and dark than to start at light and go all the way down.

Friday, July 30, 2010

market value sketch

Last day of class, left my computer at home and just played with paper and markers.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

rock city

Something I whipped up in class tonight.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Character revision

Ok, I think we are nearing the end of the value study work on this character...not sure if I'll get him coloured or not.

Friday, June 25, 2010

and again with the character

Another round of fixing this character.

Friday, June 18, 2010

tonights work from class

Another round on the character, and a creature.

Another 1.5 hours on last Friday's character

Just tightening up things and trying to make the lighting make a bit more sense.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

update to the last landscape

Here's the next revision of the landscape.

Monday, June 14, 2010

1.5 hour speedpainting, from imagination - Giant Skeleton

Need to increase the sense of depth in this picture I believe, but I'm going to put it away, at least for now...may come back to it in a bit.

Friday, June 11, 2010

character paintings from class

First one was a copy of a Daryl Mandryk painting for practice, and the 2nd was to take what I learned and apply it to my own concept.

one hour speed painting

Going to switch things up a bit, do "Daily 20" 4 days a week, and try my hand at speedpainting in photoshop on the other 3 days. Need to start thinking about value and composition, and I miss doing PS work, particularly landscapes.

Friday, June 4, 2010

character painting 2

Here's the character from tonight's class, we did more "direct" painting instead of colouring.

Friday, May 28, 2010

character concept, first draft

Still need to work a lot on this, but here's my character concept after the first working session.