Wednesday, September 14, 2011
First piece of senior year illustration! This is a one week assignment of my choosing so I decided to go with character design. The type isn't very good and needs to be re-worked but I will probably get to that later in the year. This is Wendy the hillbilly werewolf. The idea came to me while playing an old rpg called "Werewolf the Apocalypse" with some friends last year. The idea made me laugh so I thought what would be better than something fun and funny for my first assignment!
This is my second piece of the year. The theme for the project was "environment" or an "environmental issue". I live near the ocean when I'm back in New Jersey so water and the preservation of it and marine life is important to me. However I can never pass up a fantasy idea when it comes to me so here I have a sort of druid purifying the swamp-like water of her home. Been getting a lot of practice with digital which I'm not that proficient at, but this is one of the first pieces I'm actually sort of proud of.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Practicing my digital stuff. Not a pro yet but I'm working on coloring some doodles from my sketchbooks. More will be added later. This is Angel from the movie "Rock and Rule". It happens to be Canada's first full length feature animated film. It was made by some "fresh-out-of-art school" guys and the movie bombed. However, I happen to think it's really funny, goofy, and strange. Cult classic worthy for sure. Angel is more the hero than the guy who's supposed to be the hero and she's just so adorable I couldn't resist doodling her one night. Special thanks to Anne Karetnikov for introducing this movie to me! <3
These two I scribbled in my sketchbook while watching the new Thundercats cartoon. I loved the original as a kid and the new one isn't a disappointment! I like what they kept and what they changed so far. The show must have put me in the mood to draw tigers.
Yes... a World of Warcraft picture. My take on a tauren priestess. No one seems to play them even though I find the idea of them interesting. The colors were inspired by Woody Crumbo's work. If you have never heard of him look him up! He is a fantastic Native American painter.
And a Dungeons and Dragons doodle. One of my biggest pet peeves is when too many people make "dark" and "brooding" characters to play as with "troubled pasts". I played as this delightful halfling bard known as Merrick Kitten's Touch. He did nothing but drink, smoke, laugh, and hit on everyone and everything. He's probably the most annoying yet endearing characters I've ever played as.