Sunday, January 31, 2010


Quick environment study from this morning.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sheriff Update

Sheriff + beast. Need ground plane, of course, but headed towards final.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New character illustration.

Here is a (near) final for my new portfolio. Aiming to have it done well before summer. I can't let my progress at school dictate my career pursuance. That's a recipe for trouble in a program with no real curriculum timeline :P

Friday, January 15, 2010

Illustration in progress.

Here is the current progress on my illustration for Mike Bierek's composition class. My initial thumbnails were based on Neal Stephenson's seminal cyberpunk novel "Snow Crash," but when that quickly snowballed into a proper cluster fuck, I decided to dumb it down a bit. This one is based on Little Miss Muffet.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Character Ideation

I tried a quick round of generic characters to test out a working method I've seen a couple other students/folks working with. I don't find it terribly efficient for someone with a lackluster design sense, such as myself, but it was definitely fun.


I chose a very loose theme of found-object samurai and just dove in. No reference search, no forethought.

Slapped these guys down in 45 minutes or so using a nearly uncontrollable chalk to rough in silhouettes, then a standard round to imply design and some value.

Chose four to take forward and further refined their values and general design. I'm intentionally staying in a very mid range, erring on the side of higher values.

Chose two more (rather, the other two turned out even more retarded than intended) and used my low mids and darks to push and pull the designs, as well as turning the forms a bit in some areas. Used my high values to further establish the light source.

I'll post final roughs as soon as I get a chance to finish them up. Hope you enjoyed my nonsense ;p

Monday, January 11, 2010

Works in Progress

Christmas present for Rupa:

Accidental Plague Spreader: