Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fairy Doctor Draft

Progress so far on my Pitch Bible.
Took some inspiration from Percy Jackson and made it about mythological monsters in America, then had teenagers sort it all out. All be it older and more experienced teenagers. Take Erin for instance; he is the actual Fairy Doctor not because he was born into a long family line of Fairy Doctors (he was), but he is knowledgeable because he spent his entire life being taught everything he needs to know about how to combat magical creatures. No montage or hero sword for him.
Erin sketches
Angela sketches
 Angela on the other hand serves first and foremost as an audience surrogate. She is the typical high school popular girl who wouldn't know anything about Fairies or other magical creatures. So she can ask all the questions the audience would ask about the rules and the strange new world she becomes aware of. With Erin providing all the answers through his off-hand knowledge or his families textbooks. She learns as the audience learns over the course of the series. That's not to say that I want her to be the clueless damsel in distress. As she is the yin to Erin's yang, her skills will usually fill in for when Erin's fails.

 Fairy Rath
 Banshee and Werewolf sketches

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mythology Assignment

Now I gotta do something with mythology and fairy tales.
I've been assigned Celtic Mythology, which is awesome since I've recently become obsessed with Witcher 3 and its mix of Celtic, Slavic, and Germanic mythology. So this should be fun.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Next assignment: Cars

Gotta draw cars now. Its like I suddenly changed my major over to auto design. Still, with this class and gesture drawing, I have significantly improved my drawing skills.
Teacher is saying we need to start printing with at least 200 DPI (resolution) on 11x17 inch card stock.
Bottom right corner needs my name and the title, plus a logo on the top left corner. Especially for my Pitch Bible.
The Teacher then starts by showing us a 57 Chevy Truck as an example. Mostly to emphasize its unique shape and body structure.
We also need to add the kind of car body paint that you see in car ads.
Side view is best for shading, 3/4 view is trickier.
Looks like I got paired up with the Morgan Roadster...
...I can work with this.
Due this Thursday. Just a stylized outline with a painted sphere.




cottage studies

silhouette value

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hybrid sketches and ideas

Truthfully, Po's design and Wombats almost fit too perfectly together. Maybe because a wombat is more or less a mix between a bear and a gerbil.
The seahorse on the other hand I tried to think of how Nico does his dragons, which led me to focusing on spiky scales.

The first attempt at combining a wombat and a seahorse gave me a kind of teddy bear with armor. I kind of wanted to stick with the legs because of that lounging shot of the wombat in one of the tryout sketches that I love. So I bit the bullet and got rid of the legs to give him a seahorse tail. And finally I tried out giving him back his legs to float around while he swims in the water.
As a bonus I tried shading by having him find a magical orb of bright glowing light.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Next Assignment: artist's version of playing God

Gotta combine two animals and one art style into one final abomination.
Wombat and Seahorse in the style of Nico Marlet, the guy who worked on How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda, two of my favorite movie series.

My thoughts exactly little dragon...

Zodiac Final

Definitely room for improvement.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

1st assignment

so he wants me to do some quick sketches focusing on facial features: eyes, nose, mouth; the usual stuff. Gotta draw it on photoshop with 2500x2000 pixel image.

Time to create that blog

Time to create that blog my professor for Characters and Environments asked me to make...
How do I do that? Sh*t...