Saturday, June 30, 2012

Animated Rocketeer Concepts: Projects I'd Kill To Be On....




Jennifer Connolly's white dress from the film is burned into my mind and I don't mind it one bit.
I've been digging around my hard drive again - looking for projects that I had to put on hold, or that I didn't have skill at the time to complete (but that's part of everything) - and dug up my "Rocketeer" concepts design ideas. Like every geek in animation/gaming - I had my own ideas for an animated "Rocketeer" show. While I would love to see it in glorious 2D - CGI could be cool if only for how badass the flying scenes could be. But really all I want is ANY series of the "Rocketeer" (provided it does NOT end up like "Crystal Skulls" - shudder - Damn it, fight Nazis!).

Friday, June 22, 2012

Girls of Summer: Mrs. Monroe and an SF Summer...



Meant to get this one done sooner - and it could still use another pass or two. 

Been a while since I've painted Marilyn. And since it's summer time - it seemed only natural to go with a swimsuit pic.

Only trouble with summer - Summer in SF. Most people not from here don't quiet understand, so I made a visual aid below to help.

There's a quote assigned to Mark Twain - "The coldest winter of my life was a summer in San Francisco."

You really think the tourist would get that when visiting here - but they always act surprised when the fog rolls in and they're in shorts. Idiots.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Line Of Action: Film Studies - Kingdom of Heaven
















Another part to the assignment - Study Line of Action in film, paintings, or other drawings. Since I'm always working on better action - I went with one of my favorites - Kingdom of Heaven (not the Theatrical Release - LAME - get the Director's Cut). Keep working on better sword fight drawings...

Gesture Drawing: Sketches and Cafe Sketches...








Taking a Gesture Drawing class on-line as a refresher and to see a different view point of an instructor. These above are from the on-line session with model - it's kinda weird, so used to having the model in front of me and being able to move when you get a bad view to work with. 

 




Then later on as part of the homework assignment - two hours of cafe sketching with just the line of action. It's a different kind of line of action than most artist may have heard of. I think this one of most fundamental differences between Animation Drawing than say Illustrative Drawing - how we define the "line of action".

Friday, June 15, 2012

WW2 Captain America: Sketches

I have never understood why Marvel doesn't mine this era of Cap's history. There just seem to be so many story ideas here to me. At least they let the first film be all in WW2 - but there's just so much to talk about here - and not just Nazi ass kicking (although that would be cool). Special operations, OSS missions, relations with the Soviets, Cap dealing with the death camps, etc.

Anyways - I did these few sketches in regards to the ol' re-do a Liefeld challenge - so I'm sure if you know about these competitions, you should be able to make out that my re-do is the bottom sketch.

Revisiting Lara Croft: Sketch

I revisited my old Lara Croft sketch due to all the "buzz" that's been on the internet lately. She's still more of a "super-hero" type - than say a true female Indiana Jones but that's just more my view of her.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

More of that Girl with the Hair....


Just off the number of page views - that last pin-up girl has been the most popular one yet. Out of curiosity, I thought I'd explore her a bit more - and see if she holds lasting attention. More sketch/paintings in the works...

Saturday, June 02, 2012

50 Shades of BART...

Earlier this week I was on my normal trip back to SF on BART...And then I saw the woman across from me was reading "50 Shades of Grey". Yeah, that book.

Anyways - here is what I saw. She was sweating a bit - I wish I could tell you the train was hot....
However - this what I wanted to see... judge me all you want.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Mornings SUCK

I'm posting this now, at night, cause in the morning - I will look almost exactly like THAT.

And don't worry more Pin-Ups, Legionaries, and Monkeys to follow....