Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Check out my new tumblr!

Since its a bit easier to post pictures and update my facebook page easier I've moved to tumblr! Here's the link!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sketch and Finished Color- Debbie Downer

I challenged myself to draw something and color it in one day and here's what I did. I woke up feeling sort of down today, so drew and colored this:

I call her Debbie Downer, the name is a bit lame, but it sums up  how I felt at the time. I thought she was cute, so I colored her. Decided to go with a monochrome scheme after trying out a few normal human skin tones. Went with bright pink for the umbrella because I thought it would be a neat focal point, and it looks with all the blue.

I'm going to try and animate the rain a little on this one, I've seen pictures with little animated effects and thought it would be fun.

Here's the initial sketch of her.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Random Face Sketches

So while on my way to work I try to push myself to draw something. Lately I've been either practicing cartoony hands or making sketches of faces. I actually really like some of them and might go a bit further with them a little later:

Chipmunks and Preston Blair

In the process of creating new work for my portfolio I'm going back to basics in character design and animation. I'm studying Preston Blair's book again because I just really like his style and simple yet effective lesson in the book. I've been doing a lot of sketching when I have free time as well. I'll post those later, first I'll post my chipmunk design. 

This is based on Preston Blair's design for the cute and small animal designs. 

I'm really drawn to characters with round bodies, they are just more fun to draw. I'm still unsure on where to go with his tail though, I wanted to practice animating secondary action, so giving him a long tail like a squirrel would work. 

I went ahead a gave him some ink and paint, I really like how cute he turned out!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Finished Project- Owl

Ok, here's my finished work for the owl. I think he looks really nice, I might think about adding a background in the future, but I really liked the idea of him blending into the background a bit.

Here it is:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Owl work in progress

This is a new project I started on a while ago. I keep doing little bits of it when I have a little down time. My brother worked at the zoo for a short while and managed to take a few pictures of the animals while there. He asked if I could do something with one of them.

Here's my work in progress and the picture of the owl its based on:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Finished Work! Janelle Monae

So I finally got around to finishing this portrait of Janelle Monae. I've been working on this for a while and I finally got it to a point that I'm happy with it. I could probably work on this forever, but its time to move on to other projects now.

I'm working on new material for an updated version of my portfolio, doing a few illustrations as well as animations and character designs. I think it'll show more examples of the kind of work I can create.

Here's the picture: