Friday, September 29, 2006

FA part 2:

Some more Fanboys Attack! stuff that I did on the train yesterday. Think I'm closer to nailing the style that I'd actually like to use for the characters. I need to hit up Tremayne and his Summon Night artbook for a bit more ideas and maybe some photocopies for reference. I think my favorite poses here are the two on the right side of the Big Sword guy, and the top left corner of the Sci-Fi dude. Haven't really nailed a good machine gunning pose yet.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Bat Family

Working on some ideas for a family of bats, from left to right we have mom, son, dad, baby daughter, and another attempt on the son, maybe he'll be the middle child. Just some shape sketches till I get a better idea of what shapes I want to use.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Train Sketching, pt. 1

Started taking the train, (train) into Burbank for my internship at Nick. Did a bunch of sketching this morning on the way in, and came up with a new beat'em up idea. Something revolving around the idea: Fanboys Attack! So I got a bunch of notes written down and some character sketches. Don't mind the guy on the bottom; he's not one of the character concepts; just a friendly chap from out of town.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be Valkyrie Pilots.

So out of the discussion for a flash animated cartoon that would rip on the Japanese Giant Robot genre; I challenged Trey to a blog drawing challenge. The idea was to draw ourselves as Macross characters, specifically Valkyrie/Veritech pilots. Mainly because we think the flight suits (the helmets in particular) are cool.

So I got a very late start on mine, it was supposed to be done yesterday...but that's when I was getting started.

So here's mine; I don't exactly think it looks too much like me; I butchered the eyes; which were really giving me some trouble. I think I stayed pretty loose with it; wish I could have come up with a slightly better composition though. Ended up a bit more centered than I would have liked, and just coming up with a pose that i liked was trouble enough.

This is where I was last night:
And here's the final:

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Needed to take a break from 3d this weekend. Did some sketching in the dark on the patio after dinner tonight while just listening to my family talk/chat/bicker-but-not-really that every family does.

Finally getting a chance to play through Shadow of the Colossus, and I love it. I really enjoyed Ico once I gave it the chance it deserved, and Shadow/Wanda is just really...beautiful at times, and Shadow is turning out to be just as enjoyable, and beautiful, art-wise. Might try a hand at designing a Colossus of my own.

I have a thing with treasure chests, I guess. I think they can be fun to draw, so I kind of kicked this out this evening in the hopes of coming up with a prop to design/model for both a 2d and 3d portfolio. Going for something a bit cartoony, kind of WOW-ish in line quality. Maybe I'll actually get a *finished* piece up on this blog before the week is out.