July 21, 2014

World Cup Final Onlookers

Instead of watching the final game I found myself across the room from a crowd huddled around the coffee shop TV - prime suspects!




July 11, 2014

New Ink Sketches

Same ol' deal on the small sketchbook with an ink pen and col erase for shading






July 3, 2014

Illustration Update

Dropping off a few various illustrations that I've been working on.  A few wip, some inks etc.


w.i.p. image - composition is receiving tweaks before any final rendering goes down - little cliche but lots to learn from it.  


I revamped one of my portfolio paintings.  
Before:

After:

The goal here was to clarify the focus of the image, up the drama, contrast and detail...I think it's a bit more interesting and tense now as the old composition was quite awkward.


w.i.p. image - I like the colors and themes that are going on, but I'm going to eventually take another stab at the composition/storytelling aspects.

Location sketching from different Vancouver areas




June 2, 2014

People (big surprise!) from May

There are also a few tables in there...cause perspective is important, right!?  (no really, just something I need to practice now and then...draw-through, mirroring etc. from reference)














April 28, 2014

Casual Ink Sketches

I'm continuing with these simple observational sketches.  The only main design decisions here are composition based; what to include/exclude and where to place them, which makes for a very relaxing but informative study.  While the content is 'dull' the balancing of the composition and freedom of representation keeps it rather enjoyable.  




April 21, 2014

Bio Diversity! (Museum Sketches)

Here's a handful of ink sketches from a drawing field trip to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, located within the UBC campus here in Vancouver.  I sketched with ink working of forms and a little texture, and used a colored pencil to apply some separation or basic value.




April 17, 2014

Character Designs - Witches and Monsters

These Witches are testing a cutout style of rendering to emphasize the graphic shapes


These guys are characters for an indie game, posed out for various abilities or states.