Sunday, August 26, 2012

Revisiting Some Art From The Past

I've been working on redesigning some of my old characters from my high/middle school years.
I would like to make some short comics with them in the future, but that'll have to wait and see since classes start tomorrow.
But anyway, this group of characters was called Tough Cooking and the whole plot of the story revolved around criminals working in a restaurant.

I also updated their designs. Especially the female characters. I wanted all of their facial structures and hairstyles to be different from the others and I felt the older version of the female characters' hair styles were too similar in shape. You can see what they used to look like here.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sharks and The Color Blue

Well it was shark week and a friend and I joined this Shark Week Sketch Jam where you draw a different shark a day. And then I worked on this other thing and I pretty much made a bunch of pieces that have blue in them.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Familiar Screen

Remember him?

I don't think I have drawn TVBoy in a while. I wanted to experiment with some Photoshop stuff. Mostly shading and blending techniques. I followed this tutorial here. Overall, I found the tutorial to be really helpful. 

Here's the sketch that the drawing came from.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

That's Sketchy 09

Bunch of sketches I've been working on lately. I've been experimenting with my marker more and that's lots of fun.
The first few sketches are of the character I made for this super cool game called The End. You can check it out here
I personally think that this game is super cool. The art style is cute and the whole theme of the game very interesting and thought provoking. So yeah.
I named my little dude Tree. Cause. He has a tree on his shirt. ... ha. Ahaha. I am creative!
The other sketches were me practicing action poses with my character Roxi and a silly doodle of Jack.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Night of the Hunter

So I was listening to a song and got the idea for this whole new set of characters and a short story.
This general plot of the story starts with this couple who go on a romantic hiking trip. During their trip the couple is attack by a mysterious and odd looking hunter, who starts hunting them down for the fun of the game. 
There will be four characters in the story total. The Hunter, the Man, the Sea Witch, and the Dead Girl.
This is the Hunter.

I liked the idea of the hunter having a deer skull for a head/mask. Since deer are usually the first game you think of when you think of hunting. I also think of big puffy coats when I think of hunters.

I Googled some references for the basic idea of how the skull would look and how a hunter dresses.

My friend also mentioned that if he had a fur coat(maybe the hair of others that he has hunted) he would look  more intimidating. Especially when the fur was wet making the edges of the fur clumped and sharper.

I also did research of what kind of style I would like to portray the story in. I really like the style in dark horse, especially HellBoy, where the shadows are deep and the edges are sharper.

This is what he looks like so far. More things will be changed with his design later.
Here's the song that inspired this idea.

Also, the blog now has a new banner. I think that it's a big improvement from the old one, but you can look at the difference and decided which one you like best. I had trouble designing the background of the new banner so that's why there are two versions.

Sorry for not as posting as often lately, I'll make sure to fix that.
That's all for now.
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Squid Accomplishment!

After two days of sewing Grandma and I were able to complete the pillow.
We had some difficulties with the sewing of some parts, but overall the pillow looks pretty cool.