Monday, November 30, 2009


We had a costumed model in Figure today...! Fun stuff!

Photoshop, ~2.5 hours


Monday, November 23, 2009

digital figure 11/23

I've done a lot since my last post... I... should post them. But for that I need to take pictures and format them, which is a more arduous task than it sounds. -cough-

drew this in Figure class today... Photoshop, about 2 hours I think

Sunday, October 25, 2009


letters :D

WIP for a current illustration, part 2 in a Gulliver's Travel-style alien story. Just to prove I'm, I dunno, doing something.

if you want to contribute any critique, I'd appreciate it. I want to know whether it's working or not before I get into cleaning it up.

his legs look short in the thumbnail-- or is that just me? I drew a perspective guide to help with that sort of thing, but I'm not sure I did it right...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

life continues- Chiustream

Chiustream is fun. If you haven't tried it, you should.

Except he recently moved the time to 5 pm, and I've got classes from 3:30-6:15, so I haven't been able to participate. But still, when I can, it's fun. Helps keep you loose. Inspiring.

in no particular order:

life continues-- drawing class

drawings from Drawing....

ok, so I really don't have much to show for this class yet. Up until now we've been concentrating mostly on perspective, and I don't really consider any of those drawings worthy of being posted....

but we recently started concentrating on value, so things are getting a little more interesting... So this is a lamp (homework assignment), some studies of shading on different shapes, and my lovely attempt at trompe l'oeil... meeses!

life continues

I have not updated in a while! alas!

To make up for it, I'm going to post a whole bunch of stuff today. Mostly stuff from FEWS, Figure, some from Drawing, and also some Chiustream sketches... but, for the sake of neatness, I think I'm going to give each their own post.

We'll start with the Figures... I filled up a whole sketchbook almost entirely with FEWs sketches... the good news is, I do think I'm improving!

here's some various drawings, more or less in chronological order (the last four bunches of sketches are from the same session... >_>; ), starting from about 3 weeks ago... the sketches are probably about 2 minutes each (30 seconds to 5 minutes, at most)... the other drawings range from 15 to 40 minutes.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Week 5

It's week 5 here at Ringling, and I'm definitely starting to feel the pressure...

here's a few figure drawings from this week.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Class work through 9/7

I told my dad I'd post some of my stuff from class, so here's some sketches and gestures from Figure and Drawing. Unfortunately it would take too long to upload them all individually, so you get to click links! Apologies for the crummy photos.

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ,5 , 6, 7, 8, 9 ,10, 11, 12 ,13 ,14 ,15 ,16 ,17, 18

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rhino + 18th Century = ?

I've been keeping myself busy in my idle time by painting nonsense. So I did this this morning, between breakfast and lunch.

monochrome version, which I might actually like more.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ringling + Brothers

Hahahaha, get it? Ringling Brothers? I am so witty.

But yeah, I arrived at Ringling a few days ago, and I've gone through orientation, and my first class is tomorrow! I'm pretty excited. It all seems very awesome. The library's awesome. The museum is awesome. The people are awesome. Yeah, I think I'm gonna like it.

And for your viewing pleasure here's the "brothers" half of the post. I drew this for CGtalk's Daily Sketch forum. The topic was "the big brother." I know it's not the most creative of interpretations, but it was fun. Bright colors.

Once again, this is over the limit by about 2x. You can go hunting on CGtalk if you want to see the 55 minute version.

Friday, August 14, 2009


just a fun sort of thing, really, based on Mulan. Need to watch that movie again... about an hour and a half of work.

I'm all excited about Ringling, very antsy. Man, I can't believe there's less than a week and then I'm there--! It's making it very hard to do anything productive, though, I can't sit still long enough. Although I did paint some pelicans.

...but... you know.... They're pelicans.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


So I'm still doing the floating head thing...

actually, this was a gift for my sister. She wanted help designing a character. And yes, she specifically wanted the mutton chops, I'm not completely to blame.

Pardon the ears. It's his species.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tarzan, Snow White Coloring fun

Nothing I post is in any kind of order, by the way

A few days ago I was browsing the interwebs when I came across the spectacular blog of Sam Nielson. After taking my time to look through all his posts, I naturally felt inspired to draw. In one of his more recent posts (see link) he mentions how he took a master's art work, and a disney princess coloring sheet, and combined the two into one shockingly epic painting. So I decided to try it, too.

I did Snow White. But being the lazy soul I am, I didn't reference my color palette like he did. Looks ok, I guess, but I don't think I captured her "ness" so well.

Then someone mentioned to me the idea of painting Tarzan. I thought, brilliant! That sounds like so much fun! So I did, though once again too lazy to reference the colors. But I quite like how he turned out.

In any case, it was a fun exercise.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


one of these days I'll stop doing floating heads and start doing actual illustrations...

Friday, July 31, 2009