Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Homage to "Peanuts"....

Always loved "Peanuts" by Charles Schulz....and this seemed fitting...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Is it over?

Actually - Squirrels are assholes. Don't ever trust them.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Daria! One of those dream projects....

Always been one of those dream projects of mine to work on a new Daria...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Party Hard with Juan Carlos "McClane"


It just would not be the holiday season with a word from my buddy Juan Carlos "McClane". Check out the game his co-workers and him are creating over at Fifth Column Games!

(http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1564141972/war-of-omens-a-digital-deck-builder-ccg-hybrid)

W.I.P. Prime and Scarlett



Sunday, December 15, 2013

Simone as Astrid - Paint Up from Sketch

Paint up - adding details that I was unable to get to in the timed pose.

Original sketch.
This was from earlier in the semester when I had one of our amazing models, Simone, posing as Astrid for the class. The main point I wanted to get across was at the sketch stage you want to get what is the most important - in this case, the figure. I was able to add the shields and swords later. This, like everything, takes practice, because some will and should draw what the model is sitting on. As you progress though, you'll have the confidence to place the figure without everything else.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Mad Men: Joan Holloway Design

Finally getting back to watching the show. I've had this sketch sitting around for what seems like forever.... Maybe I'll get to the entire cast....

Friday, December 06, 2013

Monday, December 02, 2013

Belle Demo from Character Design Class....

A demo I started today in my Character Design class....not a great painting - mostly just flats with some shading, but for most it's a place to start.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pin-Up Experiment with Blur and Feathered Brushes...

Played around with some Feathered Brushes and the Blur tool for a bit today...

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Winter Warrior: Red Head in Armor...

I don't remember what for or when I started this pic, but it's been in the "Current Project" folder for a while. Maybe it was suppose to be a take on "Little Red Ridding Hood"....not sure.

Since a bunch of my friends in the past have all posted "Winter is Coming..." fan art for "Game of Thrones" and as things are finally calming down around me - thought it time to finish it up!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Massive Sketch Dump of Demo Sketches:

Head Shape Demo.

Demo how all characters still have a rib cage and hips.

Various head drawings.


A straight vs curve demo - looking for the highs and lows to find the tension and weight of the poses.


Age progression.

Demo of a laying down pose.

Beyonce as a Viking for our "Design Challenge" series.

Jackie Chan as a Chef for our "Design Challenge" series.

Our model Marianne as a Mermaid.

Our model Marianne as a Mermaid. I draw a lot of mermaids....

Our model Marianne as a Mermaid.

Our model Marianne as a Mermaid.

Our model Marianne as a Mermaid.

Demo of a Study of Chris Sanders.

Another demo of a study - I think it was Mark Hehn, not sure.

Our model Aaron as Spidey fighting the "Venom" suit.

Quick Bridgeman study for warm up.

Demo of Study of Steve Gordon's Captain America Design.

I was on hand for an "open house" at the Academy for new students to ask questions.

Open House at the Academy - Darth Vader sketch.

Open House at the Academy - think this was Whitney.

Open House at the Academy - think this was Whitney.

Open House at the Academy - Sarafina jumped in to model as well for the event.

Open House at the Academy.

Open House at the Academy.

Open House at the Academy.

Open House at the Academy.

Open House at the Academy - pretty sure this was Bob.

Open House at the Academy - pretty sure this was Bob.

Open House at the Academy - Theresa.

Male Model kept taking feminine poses - so I drew him as Batgirl.





Simone as Astrid.

Simone as Astrid.

Simone as Astrid.

Simone as Astrid.

Simone as Astrid. This turned out as my favorite from the set.

Simone as Astrid.

Simone as Astrid.

Break down of a dragon design.

Demo to study Astrid's model sheet.

Andre as a Chef.

Andre as a Chef.

Katie as Pirate Queen.

Katie as Pirate Queen.

Katie as Pirate Queen.

Katie as Pirate Queen.

Katie as Pirate Queen.

Katie as Pirate Queen.

Simone as Kim Possible.

Simone as Kim Possible.

Study of Marc Davis' sketch of Black Bart Roberts.

Another sketch of Katie.

Simone as Kim Possible.

Break down of Kim Possible's model sheet.

Simone as Kim Possible.

Simone as Kim Possible.

One of the few time I've drawn Simone as Simone.



Andre as a Waiter.

Andre as a Chef.

Andre as a Chef.

More Mermaids!!!!

Another Study of Tom Oreb's design for Briar Rose/Aurora.
Just a massive upload of a bunch of sketches that I've had sitting around after teaching. Some good, some bad and I thought I'd throw them up to show that not every drawing is great.