Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ostrich Girl Progress

This is the first step of our new media assignment. It's an open sci-fi painting.

I had a cool thumbnail of a half ostrich girl and I decided to run with that and added some astronaut helmets shattered on the ground.


Next step is painting over it in light glazes so the drawing still shows through.

She's not a chocobo.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Smart Car Illustration

So this assignment was to make an illustration of cars and and aspect of how we interact with them. He gave us a bunch of options like Road Rage, Traffic, Cruising or Drive Ins. Also, the format was 7 by 17 inches, vertically. So that was a challenge. I chose do do Going Green and Eco-friendly cars since i thought trees would work well with the long composition.

So this is the tight sketch after the thumbnail. Just fleshing out how i want it to look.


Then I inked it out. I was working on this piece and the elephant and girl pieces at the same time. So ink was just a natural choice.


After the ink it just became a matter of trying out different coloring techniques to overlay on it. I did a watercolor wash to put on top. A friend of mine did a coloring with gouache. And the last one was another friends idea to just put the color in the background so the line work doesn't get affected and it still communicates going green.




Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Woman, Pet, Machine

For our advanced media class we were assigned to illustrate Man, Pet and Machine. Our teacher made it clear that we could interpret it any way we wanted. The human could be the pet, the machine could be as simple as a knife or rock, the man and animal could be mixed. Any way we wanted to think about it

I've been taking a fun india class so i decided to do something in that direction. A goddess type character sitting on top of a giant elephant that half morphs into industrial machinery.

I still want to add more elaborate designs to the elephant's armor and make some nice embroidery on the rug on his back.
The goddess came out pretty much how I pictured her. Except for the fact that she has 9 arms. I say she lost one in a fight. I still need to find a good way to merge the 2 drawings in a way that looks good.