December 10, 2009

Shh, don't tell

Officially i am too busy with finals to be posting on this sketchblog. Unofficially, i am using any excuse to take a break, so here's an animation really from my school, just for fun. One of my animations get's a brief cameo, ahaha.

November 9, 2009

Super

For a final in character animation, we were given a set of designs for a male super hereo team, and asked to come up with a female character. I think she's pretty cute.

Here she is in the line up, with some colors I threw together. I don't really know where the designs for the other characters are from, but i didn't come up with them.
Hruk. So, in other news, Riley and I are going to be hitting up CTN Animation Expo. I'm really looking forward to it, but i feel obligated to have something to bring along with me, so i'm in the process of making business cards. I think it might be cheaper to make some simple ones in Photoshop and print them out on some extra cardstock i have laying around.

Playing around with some of the images on my harddrive at school, this is what i came up with:



November 2, 2009

People



Currently I am faced with the dilemma as to whether or not i should buy a rapidograph pen now, or wait for Christmas. I should probably wait, since I have a tendency to buy myself things when I want them, never know what to ask for for Christmas when it comes. I think I must be addicted to instant gratification.

November 1, 2009

Halloweeeeeeen.....



.....Is the best time to draw characters. I was the fox, everyone else was more or less based on real people I saw last night.

October 26, 2009

The Mayor's Wife

Several concepts for a character for a fictional universe interactive novel by my friend Alexandre. I sort of dropped out of the project, but if you're curious and speak french you can check it out: http://etania.forumactif.com/forum.htm

 

October 24, 2009

We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhkay. Let's pretend none of that just happened. What happened you ask? Alright, good.

We're getting towards the end of (old) old stuff--here we have some doodles and a few finished pieces i did for/during animation last semester.










October 8, 2009

I will be awake again in 4 hours

I just realized (more like, had Riley point it out to me) that I have to actually approve comments for posting before they show up on the blog...something i wish i had been doing on my other journal, before i wound up being harrassed. HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 I S'POSE.


.... :D

Thanks for the feedback and gratifying my need for attention! lol. Drawings tomorrow...and I will soon start posting recent stuff.

October 7, 2009

Nice shorts.

Sometimes I'll put the same character in different contexts...Sayo for example.




October 5, 2009

October 3, 2009

This wont hurt a bit



These are from various storyboards and concept work I had to complete for my Creative Visualizations class. The first story board focused more on Dr. Frank...who I should mention is the creation of a friend of mine Ren. Overall, the first story board wasn't very good, but i liked some of the scenes of Frank interacting with his next hapless victim/patient:




later on, i did another storyboard, in the style of a sequel in which the patient escapes and meets Madeleine in the kitchen (she is reading a note from Frank about picking up more chloroform). I was required to use another artist's style, and you can see where I went with it.



By the end, i was having way to much fun with the style.

October 2, 2009

Tick tock

Time to meet another member of the family: Madeleine....a clockwork frankenstein doll girl. She used to be a poor english-italian marionette maker in love with a chimney sweep, until a mad scientist in need of a surrogate child killed her, reanimated her and..made her blue? Now she's like an angsty teenager...with electrically charged "blood" and a clockwork heart...and a low capacity for human emotions. And she's still pretty into puppets.

I used her quite a bit last year for various class assignments as well as an original character tournament on deviant art. This was a reference sheet for the latter.



More of her and Dr. Frank Atticus tomorrow!

September 30, 2009

September 29, 2009

New (Old) sketches DOS.

My good friend Kristen have long been working on a collaborative project, codename "elements" about five adolescents with elemental based powers....which, i've realized sounds a lot like a rip off of Avatar: TLAB, however, it's not. Really. The story and characters are loosely based on various world mythologies...and have little to do with martial arts or pseudo asian cultures.

also. It's Western.

Sweet.

Here are some early concept sketches for the Earth element, Wolfe. He's sort of a "white indian".

He finally ended up looking like this, along with the rest of the Crew. Clockwise - Tula/Sayo (Air), Mym (Fire), Wolfe (earth), and Eudora/Ku (Water). Hrm.

September 26, 2009

Well, hello there.

I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but it seems that the ol' PB and Sketchblog sort of fell by the way side during the last couple of years. As was sort of implied at one point or another, I wound up moving to Denver to study animation...two years later, the results are somewhat predictable!

However, a good number of things have happened, and I've reached a point where i am once again feeling motivated (SSRI'sFTW) and would like to get this here corner of the internets back in full swing. I sort of have to, since I wound up getting some art published in my friends pulp fiction anthology wherein i get to promote myself and this blog....so basically I have until the 24th to make good on my word and fill it with exciting things.

While i take some time to get organized, and i tell you, it will take some time, i thought i'd start off by filling the gap by posting some of my favorite odds and ends from the past couple of years, little by little, day by day, heart beat by heart beat....soulful whisper...by...um. well, until things are all caught up!

Some will have explanations, others will be totally random...but all the more precious for it. LET'S START.