Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas workflow

A few days before I left for home, my dad called me and proposed that I illustrate a 14-page book he wrote for my sister's Christmas present. I don't think either of us realized how much time I was going to spend on it or how much detail I would put in, but I accepted anyway. 60 hours later and here's the back cover image to The Butterfly and the Ants:

I've never worked so much during a Christmas break as I have this year. I've been doing artwork everyday up until yesterday, it being Christmas Eve. I'll post more pages up next time around.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Final Projex December 2011

Its Finals week. Am I worried? Pffffff, no. Cuz I just did all but one of my finals already.

Saturday at noon, finished this for my photography class. (Don't worry, its funny, not artsy).

Totally just goofed around. I know its not professional, but I'm not a photographer.

6:45 this morning and I just spent the last 9 hours or so with my little energy drink buddy and this fatty:

Essentially an assignment to illustrate a scene from this dumb story:

Had to be 15" at least in each dimension, so I went 18"x24" with charcoal. Not the greatest job with values, but hey, its done. Time for bed.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Fresh out of the sketchbook, its RoboSanta! I usually don't spend so much time on something in my sketchbook, but 'tis the season.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December Projects

Finals are coming up, so to prepare for all the projects I have for classes, I've taken up a couple of outside of class jobs to work on. The main ones are

1) Video game concept art (I signed a non-disclosure agreement to not talk about it, but I think I can post some rejected artwork that I made already)

2) A comic strip panel. This ones kinda different - its the first time I've collaborated with anyone to create comics where they write the material and all I do is illustrate it. Most of the jokes are history-oriented or are wordplay puns. Here's a taste of what's coming.
Yup. The illustrations are alot of fun to do, I like working in black and white with simple cartoons, and so far I've been given quite a bit of artistic leeway. Again, the jokes aren't mine. Just the drawings.

3) My personal comic strip. Now this is a plan that I've been wanting to put into action for years but never got started on until a few months ago. Its still not even off the ground yet, I've only done 7 strips (they take a while to do because I want them to look good) and I've written about 15 so far, though I haven't decided on any character names or even a name for the strip. Still working out a website for it as well. Here's a sample:

It'll be a progressive thing following a main character through an ongoing story line. That's the plan anyway.