Apr 29, 2012

Warm-Up Doodle

Trying to do warm-up drawings on days I have off and can spend all day drawing/working on projects.  In other words, don't expect too many of these...
Drawn digitally on my Cintiq in SketchBook Pro.

Apr 21, 2012

An Artist's Birthday Celebration

Today is my birthday.  A time to reflect upon the choices one has made in their life...
Below are my initial doodle and an alternate version for my Facebook Timeline.
A very special thank you to everyone who follows and (perhaps) appreciates my artwork!  I can only hope it in some small way enriches your life the way it does mine, or at the very least, leaves you with a smile. :^)

Apr 17, 2012

Sketch Dump - NERDs Edition

First off, full disclosure: this post is NOT based on the popular NeRds candies.  If that's what you're searching for, weary traveler, keep on rambling.  This post is actually just a collection of sketches I did over spring break last week.  They were for my final project in Advanced Storyboarding and were based heavily on that Aurore Damant style that I do oh-so love.  Slight oversight of story versus character design on my part (I am SO not a character designer) and I need to skew them all younger in the redesign.  No point in letting these design sketches go to waste, though, so enjoy!

Plenty more to come as this project evolves, plus I will soon post the initial development for my final in Storyboarding & Animatics.

Apr 8, 2012

Thru the Moebius Strip - Storyboards

It turns out that Arne Wong, my Advanced Storyboarding instructor, was a coworker, friend, and roommate of the late, great French artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud.  The two worked together on Moebius' feature length film, Thru the Moebius Strip.  Never heard of it?  That's because it was produced in China and, due to international distribution issues, never made it over to the U.S.  Still, Arne has the script for the film and shared the first few pages with us.  We then had to pick a scene from those pages and board it.  We were given several of Moebius' sketches of the characters to use as model sheets.  Pretty interesting stuff.  Here's the script for the scene I boarded, followed by my final boards, followed by thumbnails of the scene.

Simon dons a protective suit and steps on a PLATFORM located about 5 feet from the front of the Portal.  Arthur engages the controls, and the platform slowly rises off the ground and moves toward the Portal.  The nervous robot attempts to keep all the readings stable, not an easy task.  At the brink of the Portal, Simon glances over at his desk and fixes his gaze on a 
     Professor Weir, the portal has not been fully tested.

Simon moves through, absent-mindedly contemplating Arthur's words as he proceeds, melting into the exotic alien world.  He replies to Arthur at the top of his voice.

     Don't worry.  I won't be long...

As you can see, I switched up the order of things a bit.  Arne was stressing to us the importance of getting the framed photo to be integrated into the story and not just a thrown in cut shot.

Apr 1, 2012

Drawing Katniss Like She's Catnip

Finally saw The Hunger Games today!  A great book that was adapted very well for the silver screen.  Came home inspired to draw, so I naturally drew Jennifer Lawrence (who played Katniss Everdeen).  Thought I'd share some of my sketchbook doodles.  They're not all winners, but you get what you paid for.

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