Sunday, March 27, 2011

LEGO Assignment

Our first assignment for the Intro to 3D Modeling class was to model a Lego man. I've made many of these guys, but I didn't think any of them were cool enough to be put in the application. I've settled with Usagi Yojimbo from Stan Sakai's graphic novels.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Character Stuff

This is after the alien has crashed and he's been wandering through the desert for a while...

He winds up in Snake Oil Springs!

The alien fashions himself a snazzy outfit complete with boot hat, button belt, and a horsetail wig and mustache...

Here are some Photoshop-colored drawings from my sketchbook about a little yellow alien that crash lands on earth and stumbles into the wild west... (I had this idea BEFORE I knew about Rango or Cowboys & Aliens)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sculpting in Sculptris

An ogre I made in Sculptris for kicks and giggles.

Cartooning is the sincerest form of flattery...right?

I caricatured my drawing teacher, Jared Greenleaf, during class.
Still not proficient in Photoshop, but tried my best.

Character Design - Animalz!

I've spent a lot of time drawing the animals at the Bean, so I decided to "give them life" (yes, pun was intended) by doing a little character design.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sketchbook Dump (3/10/11)

So, I've spent a fair amount of time sketching with a BiC pen. The reason for this is A) It helps me draw faster since I'm not obsessing over perfection (you can't erase) B) The teachers have urged us students to draw more in pen.

I've been drawing in the Monte L. Bean museum quite a bit. These drawings took anywhere from 7-10 minutes with some of them taking a bit longer. I like the way they turned out, so I posted them. Ta-daaa!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gesture Drawings Again (3-2-11)

These are more gesture drawings... I feel like I'm improving, but still have a LOOOOOONG way to go.

I drew them on smooth newsprint with conte' crayon. They're dark because I took the pictures with my trusty iPhone.

Character Design Again (3-2-11)

I like the design for the girl...and that's just about it. As for the robo-panda tiger...I don't even know what I was thinking. "Wrench" was the first name I could come up with...(sigh)

I still like the over-sized feet. So sue me...

Emulating classic Disney Glen Keane style with the face and eyes...
I saw Tangled for the second time and realized how much I like the eyes and face structure of Rapunzel. I did some Google Image searching and tried to emulate Glen Keane for this latest character re-design.  The action/pose thing was based off of compositions found at Catfish Deluxe.  ( 

They were all taken from my sketchbook, scanned, and cleaned up in Photoshop.