Sorry I've been MIA for the last month but i was working a small gig at one of the coolest animation houses in town. The project was for Verizon and the LA Lakers, and to make up for being gone all last month I'll make sure to post a chunk of work I did on the project over the next few days but till the site goes up you'll have to make due with just this page of exploration scribbles for there character...enjoy!
This kid I know asked me to do him a favor and come up with a t-shirt & a logo for this company he wants to get off the ground, so I did these when I had some spare time one night...thought I'd post it since I've been procrastinating all week on Character work for the portfolio.
The Astronaut is all finished...I'm kinda happy with it even though its not the most original character but considering how horrible the original rough was, I like where it ended up. I decided to dress him in orange entry/launch suit because I've always like the color..lol.
I've been falling behind on my post quota for September...I should have four guys up by now. Btw anyone who doesnt know who this character is, really needs to brush up on their old Universal Monsters...or perhaps your just more used to seeing him in black and white.
I found these two pieces thru Google Images and I loved it so much I really wanted to try my own little version of it. Here are some scribbles of what I'm working on...I wanted to do one in the cliche black suit and then one without any clothes in the same pose where his whole body tattoo is visible, its not "Secret Yakuza" like the original but it'll give me an excuse to draw some super cool tattoos...I'll post the final as soon as its done.
Ape Sacred Scroll 29 - Verse 6 " Beware the beast man, for he is the devils Pawn...Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust, or greed. He will murder his brother to posses his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him, drive him back into his jungle lair for he is the harbinger of death."
--I always thought that line in "Planet of the Apes" was pretty intense as a kid...I really want to get the DVD collection.
Almost a whole week with no post...I cant let that happen this month! This is Perseus...the Medusa scribble got me into reading about the old greek god stories again so of course another sketch came out of it. I'll have to finish him up in the next day or so...need alot decently drawn characters to fill up the blog.
Sketched this out really quick this morning, his costume is pretty cluttered and I rushed into clean up so I didnt nail a clean silhouette but I kinda like it. The wierd border is just a cheat till I can fix him up and give him a lower half.
Sorry....I've been MIA for a while. A bunch of new post coming and hopefully and new Blog Layout and Website, I know its a lot to promise for the next month but I'm sure I'll deliver..lol. Btw here is an a colored version of one of the old Hostess characters I was doing a while back....I sketched him out but never cleaned him up till recently, enjoy!
I can't believe it took me four and a half years to get to Post #100...its pretty embarrassing to be perfectly honest. Anyway heres something I drew for myself since Hallmark doesn't sell any blogging related cards.
On a side note--I'm all packed up and I'm off to Japan for a friends wedding...see you when I get back!
--So recently in an attempt to drag myself out of an artistic slump, I decided to start studying something new...take a guess at what I chose! I've been taking some classes and this is my first assignment. "Take a room you are very familair with and model it in Maya" so I used my office. I feel its been coming out pretty decent considering I've never really modeled something this intricate before. Hopefully I can model the rest of the stuff in there and have it done by Friday so then I can try throwing light and texture in the mix.