Friday, December 17, 2010

Thesis Thoughts

At the suggestion of Dustwing I'm going to attempt a parallel thesis with her. I'm thinking maybe if I actually write this crap down it will help my thought process and persistence to finish. An unfortunate contradiction in my brainstorming process has come to my attention recently; I work better when I elaborate and talk things out but I always keep my mouth shut. Hence a loss of interest because my stuff ends up looking like a pile of pixel puke to me. So here goes an attempt at ungluing my lips.

The e two things I'm bouncing around for a thesis are either making concept art for an animated short or creating concept art for a simulation/point and click type game (think Sim city combined with something like Neopets). I would have to do at least character designs and environments for both. The game would require prop design as well and the short would require writing a story and making a story board . I want to use world myth and most likely I would pick Norse myth for a starting point. I don't know much about it but I want to learn it. Considering I'm also looking at the Vikings for my SCA stuff right now. I'd be killing a few birds with one stone.

I think I had more in mind for both but I can't remember it at the moment.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Spicy Sketchy's

The Old Spice man paid a visit to Dr. Sketchy's this month! Kudos to our many model for some great drawing inspiration. Never thought a sketch about a bottle of soap would be much fun to draw but it was! Our contest this month was to draw Old Spice Man doing something a horse, reading a book and fighting a bear all at the same time. Pretty impressive eh?

I have a few of the longer poses here for your perusal.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Quick on the Draw

Nothing like sneaking a sketch to make the long, slow job of cashiering pass a little faster. The faces are mostly done in snatches of anywhere from 2 to 8 seconds. Sometimes I get more than one snatch at a face but usually only with coworkers.

This week I got a chance to do something I've been wanting to try for a long time! A little while back you could find blank, customizable figurines eeeverywhere. They had exhibitions in a couple local places, popped up on the web all over the place and were sold all over the place. They're still common but seem to be less popular now. Now I've tried my hand at a little pumpkin my boyfriend and I stumbled on. It's a lot of fun! Next time I do something like this I want to try adding something 3D. This one is Jack Skellington as a pumpkin as I hope you already guessed:)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

July Dr. Sketchy's

We had a belly dancer from Florida Tribal Dance for Sketchy's this month. She was a great model and much fun to draw. Kudos to her and Tammy for finding her.

Speaking of Sketchy's, I get to help out with it now :). I've been thinking about asking if they needed help and lo and behold, a request for volunteers! I'm looking forward to it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Breakfast for Dinner

Hullo chums. I've been busy since the last time I posted. I learned a ton and met some awesome people (who I still miss terribly) at the Illustration Academy in KC, MO, finished a 50+ image slideshow for my family's church, and I'm nearly finished with the 30 portraits in 30 days assignment I assigned myself. That's just the art stuff!

The Academy was a brain stuffing experience that will be slowly digested over the next few months. My old teacher, George Pratt, was there and I met John English, Mark Engligh, CF Payne, Anita Kunz, Gary Kelley and Jon Foster. They are all by far the best instructors ever.

Soon after getting back my job demoted me for making too many mistakes. That might not be such a bad thing if I manage to use my time well for better things. It's still frustrating to screw up such a simple job. School will start again soon though. Surprisingly I'm actually looking forward to it. History of Illustration is my first class! Learning about classic illustrators = happy brain.

The image for today's post is a little old from last week's Ill Friday topic. Sketches from this month's Dr. Sketchy's on the way soon.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


This weeks Illustration Friday theme

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Junkyard Golem

My sketches for last weeks CHOW at I did finish this one but not in time to submit so I left out the dog in my final. He's a sort of templar knight made of junk. Someone made him and abandoned him without telling him why he was there. After discovering a torn up book on the Templars he decided to take up guardianship of his junkyard.