Monday, February 28, 2011

Party Like It's the 80's... 1880's.

I couldn't resist the title. I saw it somewhere in the midst of googling steampunk.

Anywho, just drawing some steampunk for a magazine submission, which is perfectly fine by me since steampunk is the coolest thing since they put the pocket in pita. I would really like to color them in the future, but enjoy the sketches!

Ah, it's nice to draw my own doodles and such after that crazy Drawing for Animation midterm :)
I really want that explorer outfit. And that robotic bird. And that feather-hat. Yeah.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Not Your Typical Dragon

Woohoo! Midterms happen in animation, too! The project was to take our Viking Parasite (again), give him a make-over with a new theme: Not Your Typical Dragon. In addition, we had to do some "creative" and "knowledgeable" sketches, showing our research, creativity, and how it all came together. The project took a LONG, frustrating time, mainly because I was having a hard time coming up with a design that was somehow reminiscent of my Viking, in addition to keeping the design simplified. I would like to come back and add some color to the dragon and maybe streamline him a bit more, but for a caribou-bottle-opener-iguanodon-greyhound-axe dragon, I think it turned out OK in the end. and I had fun doing it :)
You can see the original Viking and the Dragon here, along with all of my idea and study sketches Staedtler, Prisma, Col-Erase, and ballpoint pen.

And here's some of my personal "knowledgeable" and "creative" sketches. Staedtler, Col-erase, ballpoint pen.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Imaginary Friend

This week's project: Draw an imaginary friend! We're currently working on composition, which I happen to love, so this was a fun project! My imaginary friend is roughly based on a doll my mom made for me when I was little. The doll had brown curly hair and a blue dress, so I named her Wendy, since I loved "Peter Pan." She went everywhere with me for quite a while, and we had several adventures together, including escaping from Captain Hook and flying away to Neverland.

And now, thanks to "Toy Story 3," I'm feeling very guilty that she's sitting somewhere in a box in my garage back in California. But there are other toys in that box, so she's not alone!

Staedtler and Prisma. The usual. And "Toy Story 3" and "Peter Pan" don't belong to me.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February Sketching

Just some more figure drawings and sketchy sketches. We also had to redo our Viking Parasites from Drawing for Animation with value tones. Boy, value is a lot harder than I thought! But I want my drawings to have value! And, I think my Viking Parasite has a lot more value now than it did before.

Okay, I'll stop.
Drawn in Staedtler, Prisma, and Col-Erase pencils