November 9, 2014

Ink Sketches

Only about 6 pages left until a second small ink observational book reaches its end.  They are really fun to sneak in here and there. 




November 2, 2014

Costumed Monsters Lineup

After inking these characters, I've now photographed them and am going to create digital mock-ups to help figure out the colors and rendering.
Yup, I'm a wuss and don't want to wreck what little traditional work I've made in a hurry...if you've got a favorite one let me know!





October 8, 2014

Caricature posting catchup pt. 1

I'm pretty sure I'm a month overdue in scanning and posting people.

Here's some of the most recent ones continuing the struggles of likeness, style, approach, and fun...yes, despite those struggles it is still one of my favorite things.















September 15, 2014

Ink Sketches!

More sketches done from life with a S size Faber-Castell and some col-erase for value separation.

Some of these were from the local Biodiversity Museum.





September 9, 2014

Dr. Friction - Character Model

Here's a character model sheet I made for CGSpectrum - he's going to be used in the modeling course.  Here's hoping he's fun to build, and I also have a small hope he could get rigged some day so I can find out how someone would interpret his personality.




August 28, 2014

Travel Sketches - Montreal

I didn't end up having tons of sketch time due to wanting to see everything on a recent trip to Quebec...but here are a few themed pages I picked at during the trip.


The first spread was objects around the suite we rented, the second...foods!  A mix of mostly groceries and a few meals out.


The only people sketch session from a cafe/bar that also had a pool room in the back.  The second spread is a spectrum of drinks, plus cookie jar


Our suite's owner had a lot of rudimentary hand crafted tools around the place - I think this is a little weeding or harvesting sickle.  The last page is sweet bugs from an exceptional museum called the 'Insectarium'.  So many photos taken...



August 11, 2014

Monsters in Costume

I've been using a great costume book to spice up some monster designs I had - it's been a lot of fun adding a new dimension to the usual serious or semi-intelligent creates that I draw.

These are going to get worked over on a second pass where I'll produce a few finals of my favorites