Saturday, August 30, 2008

Massive Daring Monkey Post!!!

I've been working a lot on revising Scheckey and Maribelle's design. Especially in the hands (Hopefully Sherrie would be proud - though I hear the shuffling of tracing paper) and feet - particularly for Scheckey.  My new goal is build some new maquette of them both at the end of September. 

Oh and this pic is for the front of my portfolio. 
This sketch was originally for an Iron Monkey Club Poster - which where I started the two up to begin with. The first version just had so many problems....such as the hands, but it was a well received sketch...so it had to be revisited.
I've done a LOT of Halloween cards over the years of these two..... probably due to my dislike of X-Mas. I labored over the original with Sherrie (the tracing paper was endless), and it never really worked, some of the mechanics in it were stiff. I suppose I should try and color it for the holidays ....maybe even do a Thanksgiving and X-Mas one too....
This sketch just came to me while doing the one above. That rarely happens, most of the time I struggle....and I go though thumbnail after thumbnail. Not fun. This sketch, though, is not as strong as the first.....but it does remind me of the pumpkin patches back at home - which I suppose was the inspiration in the first place. 

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Girls and the Guys revisited.....


Both of these pics where images that I meant to revise earlier but just never got around to. Since leaving Blockoland......I actually have time to draw again!.....simply amazing. 

At the moment though, I've given up on coloring anything....it's just such a pain. Until I can find a process that I enjoy, I'm not going to bother. Besides, as I've been reminded time and time again, I'm not going to get hired as a painter....I'm better at drawing. 

Roman Legion - Line Up

It figures that after numerous tries while in school, that I would finally get the line up for my Roman Legion done......after I left school. So Damn Typical......

The top line up is of my basic squad of Legionaries and their Centurion. The next line down is the Generals/Legates and the Tribunes. The last line is the various women the Legion comes into contact with.

Still so much to do.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

What a Difference a Year Makes.....


I've done this drawing a few times and each time it gets better. The first was done way back in 2004 0r 2005....while enduring the misery of B&N and was lost in the fires of 2007. Can't say I'm going to miss it. 

The sketch at the top was done while being a lazy intern at Nickelodeon, in-between donut raids on the production's kitchen. It was far better thanks to the numerous hits in the head I got from various people at the studio and my teacher Sherrie Sinclair. 

The bottom sketch is the new one.....done out frustration of the old one....and certain folks at Nick once again hitting me in the head. Between the two sketches is a little over a year of improvement in drawing.