Sunday, April 29, 2012

Accidental Self Portrait

I've been working all this week on a book cover commission for my cousin of a warrior with a reaper-like assassin behind him. When I was started painting details into the guy's face, I realized that if I made him look a little younger... he looked kind of like me...

A little fantasized and not a perfect likeness, but still, it was kind of a startle.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This was a recent commission to do a caricature of the boss of one of my friends. I only charged $40, but I didn't think I would spend so much time on it and make it look this real. If I do anything like this in the future, I'ma charge alot more.

If anyone is interested in something like this, it took me about 5-6 hours and I charge $15 an hour.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Rhino Monster thing - one last time

This will probably be the last post for this guy, but I really liked how this sketch turned out so I'ma putting it up. Influenced heavily by this guy's style:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

3rd form finished

A couple posts ago, I showed the sketching process for the rhino-beast form of the wizard from Wizard of Oz. Here's how the piece turned out - I did the final sketch in photoshop first then colored it, then went back and made some changes with color variety to add more visual interest (per advice from Justin Kunz).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Oooooh Snakes, boogie woogie woogie woogie

Back in 2008 while I was serving as a missionary in Concepcion, Chile for my church, I was given as a companion an unsympathetic Peruvian who had a couple of mental issues and a mean streak. To deal with it, I found an outlet through comics.

The original idea for this was just the drawings alone, but today I found it, scanned it in, and added descriptions to give a better idea of what this is depicting. As a missionary, our purpose was purely religious - we weren't supposed to have any relationships outside of our ministerial duties with members of the opposite gender... but that didn't mean that they wouldn't try.

And in Spanish:

Monday, April 9, 2012

Outdoor Speedpainting

We've started plein-air painting in one of my classes. Because I don't have the money to buy a portable easel at the moment, I've been doing my outdoor painting on my laptop, which means I've been limited to about an hour and a half per sitting cuz my battery won't hold up longer to use photoshop with full brightness on my monitor. Anyway, here are the past two speed paintings, the first was from last week, the second is from today. Both were done on-campus at BYU and neither is finished.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Tale of Two Cities

So I haven't posted for a while because I've been working on this:

It was our big project in my digital painting class and it took up the greater part of my weekend. Everyone in the class had to pick a Dickens' novel to illustrate a book cover of, so I chose Tale of Two Cities, mainly because the French Revolution is siiick. The whole poster is 17x11" and took probably more than 20 hours and several revisions. I may post them later just to show how much I reworked this thing.