Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My attempt at Paul Pope and some Tomb Raider

New art!? Oh yeah!

Eryk Donovan as Paul Pope? Nah!

This one is for my Materials and Techniques class. We were given a pencilled page which we then needed to ink in the style of a famous or established artist. I chose Paul Pope because I love the vibrancy of his line weight, and loose style. This project really gives me an appreciation for the work that he puts into his pages and the expertise he has as an artist.

This page is from my Environments, Props and Structures class. In class we made a loose action script, and each person in class drew a page number out of a hat. I got page 10, where Lara Croft swings into action to defeat the villian. I had fun with this page, and while we were not required to ink it, I think its always good to practice!

This past weekend was a little rough, I was tired and sick, and unfortunately didn't spend as much time as I needed to working, but I feel better now, so I should be able to get everything done before its due.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Walking Dead, Mystery Box, and a Gun Show

So I loved last night's season two premiere of The Walking Dead. Being a fan of the comics, I am glad to see Kirkman's masterpiece brought to the screen, but I am also enjoying the differences between the books and the show.

During our props class today, we had to draw a girl with a gun based on photo reference, and after drawing the girl I was to inspired not to leave it blank, and I added some (not so perfect in perspective) zombies in honor of the Walking Dead.

The Dead ARISE!!!!

We also had to draw a Mysterious Box, purchased by my professor at a yardsale over the weekend. The box is a genuine artifact, a tool used in the early 20th century which measured electrical currents.

The Box
We determined the box would be a great McGuffin for some sort of story, it positively reeks of mystery and intrigue, which is typical of even the most mundane old artifacts.

Finally, we had to draw ten different guns for our homework project. I really enjoyed this and since I'm going to be working on a story set in the 50s over the next few months, I thought it would be a good idea to learn up on some World War Two period weaponry. It's interesting how little our firearms have truly changed over the past 80 years, beyond the materials and the cosmetic differences.

M1 Bazooka and the German Luger 
Thompson M1 and Ithaca M37

Johnson M1941 and MG42

MP44 and S&W .357

Colt M1911 and G43


Friday, October 7, 2011

Some Inks and a Lifedrawing sketch

What have I been up to you ask~? Well I'll show you!

High Roads

 My first inks of professional pencils. This is the cover of High Roads #3, art by Leinil Yu. Overall I am pretty pleased with how this turned out. I used a brush for this one.

Yanick Paquette

This is some artwork from Yanick Paquette, a page from a book called Terra Obscura. The objective here was to use different tools to ink different panels.

From top left - G-Nib, Tech Pen, Brush, Brush, Marker/Nail/Knife.

I am pretty happy with this one as well, we will be doing a toning assignment on these inks as well.

I am also working on a cartoon style comic that I think I'll be hosting here online. Look forward to that over the next week.

Lastly a little life drawing from the open model session this afternoon.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Viking Town Illustration - Process

I recently acquired a lightbox, so I have been putting it to good use! This is an example of how I'll be able to use it in the future. I'm actually really excited about this because it means that now I'll be able to do alot of the hard work on cheap paper and the finished product on the bristol without the mess and hassle of all the erasing etc.

 Here I have all three pieces laid out so you can see the steps.

Top - Pre-Sketch. This was a class project so I used the blocksheet that we were asked to use. Here I figure out the perspective, work out the placement of the people and shapes etc in pencil.

Center - Pencil Sketch. I lightbox the pre-sketch and work through all the details and shading. I finalize the characters and forms. 

Bottom - Ink Final. Here I lightbox sketch a second time, and then ink it. I add textures and line weights and blacks.

I may not use this process every single time, but having the tools and ability to do something like this really helps with the presentation of the final work, and will save alot of cleanup time digitally!