Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I've been working on updating my animation portfolio as of lately. I really wanted to up my game, but sometimes it's hard to figure out where exactly to start. A friend at Disney pointed me to a website for this artist Torsten Schrank. If you haven't seen the guy's work, it's really quite amazing. I would recommend stopping by his site. I found his character designs particularly inspiring. So I picked a book I just finished by James Ellroy, The Big Nowhere and decided I would adapt designs for animated versions of some of the main characters. I love LA crime noir, and Ellroy's yarns as well. His stories really lend to my imagination in great ways. I'm really having fun with the characters. I will most likely be fleshing these characters out further as well as adding to the cast. I'll give a quick run down on the characters as they near their final designs. Look for more on these guys.
This little batch of work is all I can really share about my first bit of paid work post CSULB. These sketches were studies for the actual art submitted to the ad agency I freelanced for. Unfortunately I can't really share the actual work performed. So you'll just have to settle for these for now.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I bought a zoo pass again after what must have been a six year hiatus. I used to go all the time in high school with my friends. So it's been both fun and memorable. We had this tradition of always warming up with the kangaroos, I still can't seem to shake that tradition.
I started using prisma color markers in my drawings. I have enjoyed the little extra definition it has brought my life drawings. I have grown very comfortable sketching in pen and ink, so the change in pace is fun.
I have been trying to get out to the zoo about once a week with a close friend and fellow artist of mine, So I would imagine this is but one of many soon to come zoo drawing posts.
San Diego Comic Con has become an annual event for myself and a small rag-tag band of my close friends. I can't help but put new work together for the convention. This is this year's comic book portfolio. It was received rather well. In time I might have more comic book work to post. Comics are and always have been where much of my artistic passion is derived from. I enjoy the story-telling elements involved.
Here's a couple of my illustrations to round out my previous portfolio work. These pieces are watercolor, pen and ink (a personal favorite of mine).
So that's the gist of my first post college portfolio. I will be posting new work with-in the next couple of days to update what my summer has been spent doing and so forth.
So these are the first pages from my most recent portfolio I wanted to share. These showcase a pretty decent idea of what a lot of the more imaginative sketches look like. The first two pages are conceptual work from an internship, the two following are simply pages put together from my sketch books. The sketch work was often used in figuring out compositions and aesthetics in my illustrations or projects during school(memories from simpler times).