May 28, 2010

Piggy backs

I drew this in class today while people were pitching ideas for their thesis films, mostly out of guilt because I never draw these guys anymore.

So Sayo is riding around on Wolfe and making him uncomfortable. With his normal emotional spectrum I figure his expression is somewhere near very traumatized/upset.

A little note about his necklace: The bird skull necklace was part of his early design, and carries a specific function in the story. About a year ago, i was perusing some boutiques in Portland and came across an artist who makes jewelery from casts of various organic matter including twigs, teeth and a variety of skulls. The bird skull pendant i found was almost exactly like the one i'd drawn for after i saved up the money i went ahead and bought it.


May 27, 2010

Weekly Drawing!


in other news, classes are going well. I'm in Stop Motion and Thesis 1 this time around for the art side. You'll probably see more russians as I work on my short thesis film about Varinka and Oskar. And for stop motion, i'm doing bears. Big fat ones.

coincidentally, the latter was the theme for this week on the weekly drawing group on facebook.

May 13, 2010

Look, it's awesome again

I hadn't realized this blog hadn't seen any sweet visual action since April 13th. Oops! Well, I've actually had a lot going on since then. I managed to get through finals, which is very exciting, but  sadly, my grandfather passed away as well, so i had to get back to Portland for the funeral. My mother said she put some of my artwork up on the bulletin board in his hospital room, which made him really happy, especially since it gave him a reason to talk to every doctor, nurse, anyone who came in his room. He was always a people person, so it was comforting for me to know I could at least be with him in that way, if i couldn't see him in person before he died.

I guess the good news is that now I have a bunch of stuff to put up. Here are some various layouts and background studies i did for my Siberian project:

The last four were rather fun, i did the black and white version first, and tried adding the color in photoshop using layers and blending modes. This technique definitely has it's pros and cons, but i really liked how the night color study came out.

And here is just some random sketchbook stuff, and life drawing. bowchickabowow.

That's all for now. I'll be posting a few animation samples up next, as soon as I figure out how to get them online. Also, there will probably be some more sketches and such up next week, after i go back to school and get to use some scanners. Check back soon!