Friday, December 30, 2011

Stop Motion Final

Final project for my stop-motion animation class, the assignment was to take a sound clip from a movie or TV show and build an animation around it.  My sound clip is Rainn Wilson (Dwight) from The Office, all of the puppets, set, and animation were done by me.  I wasn't really looking forward to this class before I started it, but I actually had a lot of fun doing stop-motion.  The puppet and set-building isn't really my cup of tea, but I could definitely see myself animating this way in the future.  I'm pretty pleased with the way this turned out, and despite my inexperience with building in 3D I like how the monkey (I've named him Charles) came out as well.  Anyways, here it is, enjoy!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Character Design: Grace

I was playing around with a different drawing style and got a character sketch that I really liked, so I decided to go all-out with it and turn it into a finalized character, who I've named Grace. The top left drawing is the initial sketch, and the others were just me getting to know her a little better before I got into a finalized design.
I explored a few different color possibilities. I had initially imagined her as a redhead with a blue outfit, but I tried a couple other combos as well just to see what happened.  For a while I was really favoring the brown and purple designs, but in the end I decided that, while it was nice visually, it didn't really fit with the personality I had in mind for her, so I went back to my first choice of red and blue.    

And the final turnaround:

More Layouts

My final three assignments for my Layout class: a 5 point perspective shot, medium interior shot, and a tilt. I really learned a lot in that class and I'm much more confident in my background-painting capabilities, buuuuut I still prefer doing characters over layouts. At least I'm not afraid of them anymore. :)

Anatomy practice

Classes are out for Christmas so I have time to upload again! These are some anatomy practice sketches. The top set are just some poses out of my head, no references used. The bottom set are some of my favorite gestures from my last few life drawing sessions.

Monday, November 14, 2011

More layouts

More layout stuff. The black & white is another class project, the color piece is a study from life that I did last winter (just rediscovered it in my files).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Layout Projects

Projects for Layout & Production Design. I prefer drawing with pencil, but shading/coloring is definitely better in Photoshop.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steampunk Project: Evers

The other main character for my steampunk story, Captain Evers.

Steampunk Project: Amelia

Part of an assignment for my Layout & Production Design class, we'll be making a series of layouts pertaining to one story of our making. I'm doing a steampunk-themed story for mine, it's actually an idea I've been kicking around for a while but haven't had time to flesh out until now. This is one of two main characters, I've tentatively named her Amelia for the time being.

Perspective Drawings

A series of assignments for my Layout & Production Design class: drawings of my apartment using 2, 3, 4, & 5 pt. perspective.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Character Portraits

The first digital paintings I've done in a while, portraits of my original characters Miles (top) and Gabriel (bottom). Sketched on paper with Prismacolor col-erase pencils and painted in Photoshop.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

OC- Julia

Some recent sketches of one of my original characters, Julia, whose story is set in 1870s England. The colored one is one of my favorite drawings, I did it a few months ago and just added color today. Her face in the sketches doesn't quite match up with the first one because I just did those after a 2-month art block and I think it's gonna take a while to get warmed up again.

Life Drawing Sketches- Spring 2011

Finally got one of these blog things, I'll probably be posting mostly sketches and WIPs, possibly some finished work if I ever get around to it. For starters, here's some life drawing sketches from last semester, done with Prismacolor Col-erase pencils (they're pretty much the only thing I draw with now, I love them).