Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Comics 2: Characters 1 - 6

Title: Comics 2: Characters 1 - 6
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Each 'page' is 9" x 12"

Notes: The characters that we've had to flesh out so far for comics 2. From the top: Cora, Journal, Aleksi, Cora (alternate), Mr. Johnson, and Jack. Again, I can't really talk much about the overall character descriptions at the moment, but each one has about 1000 words talking about their past, their attitudes, why they exist, etc.

Comics 2: Jack's Appearance

Title: Comics 2: Jack's Appearance
Date: March 21 - 26, 2014
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Each 'page' is 9" x 12"

Notes: The next comic involving Cora shows a huge appearance by Jack. There is so much more to describe here than I could throw in a four-page comic because this is essentially 'the end' of the Jack arc. Either way, there is a huge change and realization, hopefully not too subtle. But anyway... here it is!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Trying New Things

Title: Trying New Things
Medium: Photoshop CS3

Notes: It's been a week or two since I posted. Just needed to relax for a little bit during spring break!
I assure you though, that there are lots of things in the pipe! I'm going to say that the card stuff that I'm working on in the near future is pretty much considered NDA work until I get a more realized handle on it.
But I still wanted to throw up something. These are both unfinished by far, but I don't think I'll have time to do any more work on either of them. 

The anatomy is super wonky, but I was more concerned with trying to get more stroke economy and testing different brushes while I paint. That's something that I'm currently exploring for this card project. Like I said, more on that soon, but I assure you it's going to be given my ALL! So stay tuned! :)

Also, in the near future I'm going to try doing a ton of limited palette studies using the Zorn palette. Hopefully those will prove successful!

Friday, March 7, 2014

3D Illustration: Snow Crash - Book Cover Mock-Up

Title: 3D Illusttration: Snow Crash - Book Cover Mock-Up
Medium: Clay, Mixed Media, Photoshop CS3

Notes: It's been a minute since anything related to this project has been shown, but this is the cover mock-up for a redesign on the Snow Crash cover.
I definitely feel like the sculpt and background could have been better. I'm still definitely learning clay. It's ALOT harder than I anticipated. But that's what we do as artists, try new things and then keep messing around until we - at least remotely - figure out what we're doing.
Anyway, this was fun regardless and the photographers that showed up to take pictures of our sculpts at the end, honestly, brought the magic! They were amazing!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Zoodles 1 - 4

Title: Zoodles 1 - 4
Medium: Brush and Ink, Pencil
Scale: Each 'page' is 9" x 12"

Notes: Every Wednesday during lunch the Illustration department at MCA takes a little trip over to the local zoo and we just wander about sketching different types of animals. It's actually ludicrously fun!
Here's a few weeks in... you have (in this order): 

Animals of the Night, The Farm Animals, Tropical Bird House, and the Herpetarium.

I could sit and do these all day hahaha they are awesome. Sometimes really hard too, because the animals can be extremely fidgety. 
Illustration 4: Levitt Shell Poster and T-Shirt Finals

Title: Illustration 4: Levitt Shell Poster & T-Shirt Finals
Medium: Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3

Notes: PHEW! Big 'ole mess, but this project is officially over. As always though, here comes the next one in the pipe...

This project was the Levitt Shell here in Memphis was holding a competition to promote their summer rock series for the upcoming year. We had to enter this piece into that competition and see how we fare. Hopefully I'll do alright.

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