Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Juan - Inks

Character study for concept art class.  Brush pen on paper.

Gestures of Despair

Playing around with what the character in my pop surrealism assignment will "look like"...actually, probably closer to "feel".  I'm using Sam Kieth as inspiration to loosen up and try to hit emotion instead of necessarily accuracy.  These were all done VERY quickly, all 12 were finished in less time than it took to play 2 songs on my iPod.

Monday, February 27, 2012

concept for Pop Surrealism.

This is purely a mock-up, most of the text will be hand-painted, and the background will be much more distressed...going to go for a Sam Kieth vibe on this one.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tight layout for "Darker Than You Think" cover

These were supposed to be pencils, but I'm painting it anyway, so I figured it was ok to use a value study..

Anyway, here's the layout for my cover...will be done in a 1940s pulp style.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sketch for class

Watercolour + marker+pen

Another colaboration

Sketch by Mike MacRae, watercolor by me.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Pencils and inks by my friend, The Great Robino, watercolours by me.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ill'n Team Speed Painting.

Myself and 3 other did some "round-robin" speed painting last night after we finished our studio visit to Dreamworks Animation.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Cartoon Cat

Watercolor again.

Dog Sailor

From my watercolour sketchbook, about 30 minutes of drawing/painting.  Initial idea based on a statue from MezoAmerica we saw at LACMA this afternoon....clearly I changed it some!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Meadow at Sunset

Today's speed painting - approx. an hour and 15 minutes.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Apocalypse

Approx. 1.5 hours
[edit]  Made a bit of a compositional change, 'cause it was bugging me.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Experimentation.

Faeries Observe Downtown

Speedpainting in photoshop, just under 2 hours.

[edit] Uploaded the wrong version :(  Here's the real one, and I'll leave the last one for process.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

sci-fi speedpaint

Sat down this afternoon with no plan, no requirements and no ideas, and just threw strokes down until something started to come of it.  Took just under 2 hours.  Clearly, I could have taken it further, but I'm thinking of this as basically a gesture drawing in paint.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pop Surrealism - Encounter #3

Based on feedback from class, revised to make it entirely 3D, punched up the saturation and showed more of the forest.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pop Surrealism - Encounter #2

This has been an interesting one...since I have a hard time understanding what makes something "surreal" or not, I'm not sure which of the 3 of these best expresses the concept...

 Here are some hi-res scans of the two character archetypes:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pop Surrealism - Now in 3D

Here is the 3D component of my next pop surrealism assignment.  Done in Vue 9, rendered out at 5760x3600.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Capt. Nemo detail callouts.

Here are 2 detail callouts I did for Concept Art.  Someone else in my group made the silhouette, and I'm playing with how to create the detail.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Finished High King

Quite pleased with how this turned out.