Friday, October 28, 2011


Hey, I can still draw for fun! These are some James C. Christensen studies I did. I had a particularly fun time drawing the "Redhead." She has a really unique profile that was fun to capture. Titania's expression was also hard to catch and still make her look beautiful, but I think it turned out all right. Please check out more of his work! The guy is fantastic!

This was in response to Riku's new haircut in the new "Kingdom Hearts 3D" a.k.a. "Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance" trailer. I was wondering if he's suffering from "invisible hair" syndrome or something, considering how long it was in the second game. While my reaction was "D8," his is probably more like this:
Today, I got to go to Jake Parker's drawing and creativity workshop, and one of his ideas for getting over creative block and improving on drawing skills is to draw a hundred... something. Anything you want or anything you want to improve on. By drawing it a hundred different way, you encounter every creative problem and every creative solution. He also suggested to really make it a goal and to stick to it. So, here goes nothing... My goal is to draw a hundred different ways to fly at least once a week. I've had some ideas floating around in my head, so I figured that this would be a great way to start! So, here are the first two in my series of "Flyers." I'm excited to see where this goes :)
Everything done in pencil in my Piccadily sketchbook.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Digital Painting Midterm

After much blood, sweat, tears, sleep deprivation, starvation, dehydration, and anything ending -tion... I have completed my digital painting midterm! Little does Red know that, just around the corner, there will be a row of marble busts that will burst out into singing, "Grim grinning ghosts, come out to socialiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiize!!!" Beware of ghosts, y'know, it being close to Halloween and all.

Photoshop, Corel Painter and Sketchpad
Wallpaper texture from here
"Grim Grinning Ghosts" by X Atencio

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween is coming...

... so I drew a witch. She mostly inspired by Elphaba a.k.a. the Wicked Witch of the West as seen in the musical "Wicked." I'm also part of the BYU Sketchbook Club now, and we do weekly drawing challenges, and this week's theme was "Witches!" Any excuse to draw something "Wicked"-esque is a good excuse. And sorry for the bad scan... this is what I get for buying a sketchbook bigger than my scanner.

The BYU Sketchbook Club also went on an excursion to the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City! That zoo has some of the best variety of animals I've ever seen! Plus, they were all extremely active that day, despite the rain, so we got to see the pumas and wolves playing (not together, though that would be interesting), plus some baby meerkats (WANT FOR THEY ARE CUTE), and some giraffes... way up close. As in five feet away. And they are cool. Copic markers, Prisma markers and pencils, ballpoint pen
Wicked isn't mine!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I Draw for fun, too...

Yes... I draw for myself. I love markers, if that wasn't apparent. And watercolor pencils. And animals. And faces.

The Calvin and Hobbes tribute was for Storyboarding. The assignment was to draw a one-panel comic, so this is what I did! I had to clean up a bit of water damage... hope it doesn't kill the image :/ Bill Watterson is one of my favorite artists, pretty much because of "Calvin and Hobbes" and it's awesomeness. Would that there could be more comics like that... but that's what the books are for! Man, growing up, those books were read in bed, at dinner, for breakfast, on vacation... pages and covers have fallen off, but at least they're well-loved!

Go Air Jordan moms.

Prisma, Staedtler, and Copic Markers, and Prisma watercolor pencils.