Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More Digitized work.

As I've said before, I was rather skeptical about creating digital art. Not so much that artists can't create some amazing work in Photoshop, Corel Painter, etc. etc. but more that at the end of the day, I prefer to have one tactile and original piece. Anyway, painting in Photoshop is starting to grow on me the more I use my Wacom. Below are a few quick, and I emphasize quick sketches.

30-40 minute painting.

30 min pose at open life drawing last night.

10 minute foot study at open life drawing

30-40 min "mug shot" haha get it!

Lame jokes aside, I can't write off the Wacom just yet. It's good fun, and the best part is, there's no fuss, no muss.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Balloon Boy

Here's a sketch of balloon boy Falcon Heene. Hoax or not, I find the story to be ridiculously hilarious.

I did this with my newish Wacom Intuous in Photoshop. It's a lot of fun to sketch with, but I still have yet to do a really polished digital painting. I guess I'm still feeling it out a bit, and am still hesitant to invest too much time in the digital media.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Black and White

Black and White is a comic book that I'm collaborating on with one of my best friends from high school. He's a TV, Radio, and Film major with a creative writing minor at UW-O. Anyway, he wrote this movie script that we are now turning into a comic book. The short synopsis for the story goes as follows:

A horde of creatures have escaped from Heaven and Hell. God and The Devil, female roommates, recruit two mortals, a cop and a criminal, to retrieve and/or execute these creatures and bring them back to where they belong.

There's more to it, but that'll to for now. Below are some sketches of each character. One thing that I found very frustrating was trying to draw a convincing face/head without the use of a reference. Pounding though tons of drawings of skulls and very basic planer heads has helped immensely. Another cause of much frustration has been trying to draw a character consistently with different expressions and angles. It's been challenging, but I feel that with every page I fill with sketches, they get better.

The Devil




Up next is roughing out some storyboards and basic layouts for the comic. The script is 60 pages long, so its going to be a chore to organize the whole thing into thumbnails and what not.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bernie "The Invincible" Madoff

Here's a quick shot of an in progress illustration of Bernie Madoff. As much as most people hate him, I'm pretty amazed by him. The sort of Ponzi scheme that he got away with for so long, and the shear magnitude of the heist is so incredible that it's hard to really fathom what kind of person he really is. Never-the-less, I'll talk more about the piece when its done.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sketch dump!

Here's a couple doodles. I've got a lot more from this semester that haven't been scanned in yet. The first, of course is Alfred Hitchcock. He's got a great face, and I think I'll try taking another stab at him sometime. The other sketches are some memory sketches of skulls. I think I'm starting to get the hang of drawing them from memory somewhat convincingly. (after drawing millions of them from skull models, you'd think eventually I could do it from memory)