Friday, October 29, 2010

Painting practice!

We made our own brushes and were shown how to customize them.

Can you tell it's been a while since I've been in the snow?

And then some more coloring practice with tin tin!  But I  can't show you due to copyright stuff =/

Finished off the day with the first half of six spheres!  it's brush practice.

Comic in progress!

So I'm not entirely sure if the lineart was supposed to be in the pen tool or in pencil!

So I went with pencil. If this is a problem, I will fix it!

Tried to keep it simple and blocky like the style that was shown to us. I am willing to sharpen it up though!

He didn't like the tent-destroying bit.  How better to properly show a garbage empire then?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Alright, homework for this week!

First, I'd like to thank Gina for photographing my old, terrible looking shoes.

The pictures is posted there, but for reference, you can tell they are my shoes because I still wear adidas...with 4 year old black paint on them.
Eye photograph: It be huuuuge, and not the best.  Seriously, I need a new digital camera.  You think my shoes are old?

And lineart!  I had to abandon the batman idea, but I do so enjoy animals attacking people for justice.

You know those people who go camping and don't properly bear-proof everything, leave their trash everywhere and everyone *else* suffers from it?

Well I present to you the bear that is sick and tired of loose trash at his home!

I'm not great at slapstick.  I'm more deadpan and sarcasm.  However, my attempt!  In case you can't read it well (because my comic skills are minimal):  Panel one is a dude bagging some trash.  Panel 2 is him disposing of it improperly and off of a cliff.  Panel three is when he gets back to the camp, a bear throws the trash bag (now open) and it collapses the tent.

Mad bears are...kinda scary!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


My website's index page has been updated!

It still has a few problems with it, but I spent a decent amount of time trying to translate some sketches of monsters onto it.

Not the most beautiful things in the world, but good practice!

See you later this week!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Project 02 is a comic, and I finally decided which one is my choice. It's a pun on batman.

Fun fact: Some fruit bats grow to be HUGE.  The size isn't too far off.

Playing around in Google Sketch up, I made these for class:

Simplified?  Yeah, but it ges the job done.

And here are some eyes!  The center one is *supposed* to be glass, but other than transparency I had trouble making it look convincing.  Consider it a work in progress I guess?  The top's requirement was a pattern that was meaningful (nails) and the bottom's is a technical illustration, hence the inclusion of the entire eyeball.

Now if only I could figure out how to draw veins properly on this...

It's been a busy week!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

No class tomorrow!

So I have friday off, but I am still busy. I have nothing as of now to post for my second project in Illu, just know it's in the works.

Meanwhile, today I finished not one, but two jewelry projects. The second was my original idea, but it did not meet the requirements. So I made it for myself.

The project was to makea self-portrait 'brooch'. These things are more like aluminum wall hangings. Both are done entirely by hand and I am ready to work with silver!

And aurgh silver is expensive.

Friday, October 1, 2010

First project: Complete!

I will be extremely impressed if someone can translate this self-portrait.

In fact, if anyone can guess/get 10/15 icons I owe them a cookie. Only for the first person who does.

That was a fun project.  It sounds like the next one will be too.