Friday, December 28, 2012

Drawing Game with Friends

Some friends and I played a drawing game where we took 3 random words and drew them out as a character in 5 minutes. It was really fun and ended up with some silly results.

Angry, Gorilla, Astronaut

Lovley, Unicorn, Lawyer

Laptop, Bison, Cubicle

Paranoid, Lion, Doctor

Friday, December 21, 2012


So during the last week of finals I fell in love with this song.

And I really really wanted to draw something for but didn't have the time till now. 
For some reason the song kept making me think of a knight lost in a post apocalyptic world.

Over time the knight became more of a kid in a renaissance costume than an actual knight. Who somehow survived a nuclear attack and possibly gained some super cool powers from the radiation.

And then somewhere along his travels he runs into a little girl that dresses like a paper boy from the 1920s who joins him as he wonders the world. 

Just sketches for now~!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

You Can Be Super Too

I finally finished my last storyboard for class. What we did was take a piece of text (poem, script, quote, etc) and make our own interpretation of it. I chose two inspirational quotes and made a narrative from it. 
I had a lot of difficulties with this one. Mostly from me making stupid decisions. Like not making thumbnails for pre-planning and putting it off until the weekend before. I got it done and it looks nice but it would've been a heck of a lot easier if I had managed it better.

The story is about a regular girl that goes to the grocery store on a bad day.
She soon learns that if she wants the day to be saved she's gonna have to do it herself.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

On The Sly

We had a Secret Santa at the collective yesterday. Everyone wrote down their favorite animated character and we found out who our gift receiver was going to be a week ago.
I drew a Sly Cooper for my Secret Santa and received the most wonderful Ice King.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Made this for a group thing. Something fun to work on during the craziness of finals.
I tried experimenting with the sketchy style that I used with Baako.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Student Choice Project: Week 3

For starters, I finished the props and masks.
For the props I went with things that would be used for hunting and defense first. So I drew spears and sickle things of different shapes and sizes. I liked the idea of them having little carvings or talismans that they could tie to their weapon or tool, as a good luck charm for safe travels. Especially when traveling to the forest. Then I drew some props that could be used in the village. Carving tools and more.

After that was more character sketches. Some with props.

Now the environments!
I started with research. Lots and lots of research. I already had a general idea of where I wanted the characters to live and for the story to take place. I wanted an area the was mostly savanna but was close to the more dense forest-ie area. 

After looking at both a geological and a vegetation map I decided to have the story be based off of Nigeria. Mostly the northern half of it.
Then I looked up a bunch of reference photos...

...and then I made sketches from here. I practiced sketching some of the plant life and coming up with how the houses would like in the village and the overall look of the village in general.
A big thing that I was trying to figure out was where to place the village. For a while it couldn't decide to keep it out of the forest entirely or have it in the forest but not too deep. This was a tough choice to make because of the way I wanted to show the relationship of the villagers with the forest. 
A major point in the story is the villagers fear to go into the forest alone. The forest is supposed to be this dark scary place with monsters and evil magic even. It's just an overall place that you don't want to go to alone. So I decided to have them live out of the forest in the safe wide open of the savanna where its harder for enemies to hide.

I also thought about "if the forest is so scary, then why live there?" Through discussions with friends I decided that the villagers probably need the forest for the food and herbs that it has. Also the idea of having a river that comes out of the forest that acts as their main source of water was thought of too. So overall its a pretty sweet place to live except for the big scary forest full of evil. 

And these are the final environment concepts. 

The first one is a view of the village from within the forest. 

And the second is from within the forest where the river runs through. This one isn't finished yet but I got the base colors down and plan to finish it asap.