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Friday, April 29, 2011

Portrait Study

A Work In Progress Study in Tonal Values.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vector Backgrounds and Props

A couple of props and quick concept sketches for a test for the guys over at Reel FX Creative Studios.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Character Design with Stephen Silver



Here is a design of a charcter named Jerry Loomy based on a description provided by cartoonist Stephen Silver, for an assignment in his Character Design course (which I am currently taking).

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These are the process shots. First the thumbnails and ideation sketches not shown here, then the cooncept sketch with notes on the character:

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Then comes the construction Lines to help proprtion the character and give him form:

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next a clean up sketch followed by the ink outline:

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My main inspirations for the character based on the character brief were actors Danny Devito and George C. Scott. Hope you enjoyed it, thanks for stopping by.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Biggie Smalls



I can see sweat trickling down ya cheek,
Your heartbeat sounds like Sasquash feet,
Thundering, Shaking the Concrete.
-Notorious B.I.G.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

FInished Graf

Put the final touches on it, hope you like it Thanks for stopping by. I'll make it available soon on my website's store as a print or poster soon.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another W.I.P.

It's got a way to go, but it's getting there.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vectors and Finals

I wrapped up my digital painting course with Bobby Chiu today. Here are the last three assignments.
This first one was a lecture on drawing in vectors and using photoshop's pen tool.

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Next was a quick lesson on sketching a rough in color, that will later serve as a foundation sketch for a finished piece.

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Then the final illustration, which is a copy of an original piece by Bobby Chiu.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Some more Schoolism Assignments

Here are two more assignments I handed in this week to Schoolism.com
This first one was a Photoshop Smudge tool technique (Drawing by Bobby Chiu):

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Then some custom brushes made to render quick hair. (Face painting by Bobby Chiu)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Digital painting

Here are some of the assignments I comleted so far for Bobby Chiu's digital painting course at Schoolism.
This first one called for me to colorize Bobby's greyscale image. I love this painting of his, it was used as the cover for Bobby Chiu's Guy sketches book.

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Next two were both texture assignments. Bobby provided the sketch and painting that I had to texturize using the techniques taught.

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These were fun to do and I said in an earlier post I highly recommend the course to anyone regardless of experience.

Monday, April 4, 2011

exploring shapes

Some more stylized female sketches. Of course the anatomy police are gonna be out handing out fines, but what the heck.

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I am an Art Director/ freelance illustrator working in the Movie, Comics and Gameing industries. I have also provided graphics for advertisement companies and clothing companies. I am Currently working as Lead Artist for Soul Interface Studios (SIS) and always willing to discuss exciting new opportunities.