Saturday, June 30, 2012

Heart Queen

Was thinking about halloween costumes and instead of actually shopping for stuff I drew this.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Zuberi The Witch Doctor

Started some sketches for the antagonist of the tribal char. group.
I wanted to go with a witch doctor with the evil voodoo and magic and what not. 

These are the reference pictures that I used for inspiration and ideas. 

These are the sketches that I have now.
His design is still being worked on.

What do you think?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Keep On Runnin'

A fun drawing of my new tiki characters from an earlier blog posts. 
They have names now! :D
In order from left to right it's Baako, Thema, and Amadi.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mafia and Melons

These are just some fun things that I've been working on.
First there's this watermelon that was inspired by a conversation I was having with a friend.

And then I was inspired to do this while listening to jazz music.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Like Something From A Mystery

These are a couple of characters I created for a summer improvement challenge.
The challenge was to create one or more character(s) by using references. I went with a murder mystery theme for these characters.

The first character is Micheal Edwards, an overlooked journalist who has a knack for solving crimes.

The second character is James Bucksworth, a wealthy businessman who isn't as nice as he appears.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Something Tribal

Hi. Sorry for not posting something for a entire week. I've been in Boston on vacation.
The city was beautiful and the vacation was really fun over all.
So here are some of the things I've been working on.

For starters I've been thinking about redesigning my logo. I wanted something that had more character and something that could be used ON  a character. So I went with a tribal mask form of design.
These are the sketches, I have not fully decided on a final design yet but I have a pretty good idea what I want it to look like.

I've also been working on this new set of characters for the past few weeks. It's a set of tribal warrior characters. I knew that I wanted one of the characters to have my new logo as their mask design and another to have the mask that is on the banner of my digication website.
Here I have some sketches for the character designs.

I plan on developing these characters more and hopefully using them in some short practice animations soon.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Can You Dig It?

Sooo I found out about this super villain theme generator website and I was having a lot of fun with it. It had some crazy theme ideas. One of my favorites was the psychedelic master of energy.

So here he is
He's a hippie with energy manipulation powers. Obtained by trying to make his own "natural" fuel for his car. He now has the ability to absorb and manipulate energy. These powers also include being able to convert one form of energy into another. Not fully knowing what to do with these powers yet, he tries using them to find an alternate energy source that can replace oil 
... and to mess with the "Man" a bit every now and then.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Improvement Challenge 1

As mentioned in the crane post I was working on a project for the first Summer Improvement Challenge.
The first challenge was to research the style and process of your favorite digital artist. And then make a piece of your own using what you've learned from them. 
The artist that I had chosen was Shaun Healey. He is an illustrator who does a lot of character design work. He has worked on comics, video games, storyboards, and more. When I was first getting into art, he was a big inspiration for me and his art style will forever be one of my favorites.
You can see more of his work here and here

I this is my final piece. What I was able to get done so far. 
Unfortunately I ran out of time to work on it. I will have to finish it later in my spare time.
Right now I am working on finishing the second challenge.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Zoo In The Rain

Yesterday my friend and I went to the zoo again. It was very rainy and we weren't able to get as much drawn.