Thursday, January 29, 2009

Animal Scrapyard 2

Did another one tonight. It was fun! This one took me about an hour and a half, so I might try to do a bunch more in a bit

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

1 Tree Frog + 1 Narwhal + 1 Orangutan = 0 Girlfriends

Everyonce in a while, when the mood so moves us, my good friends Dave and Cale and I will play a little art game. I'm sure most people have done it; You take 3 animals and then get someone to combine them. Cale, being the glorious bastard he is, told me to combine these three, and the result is the most abhorrent thing I've ever drawn. It did get a good laugh from Cale though, so I consider that my compensation.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cale William Ellis-Toddington III, aka FANTA-C

This is the other portrait which is also due tomorrow. It's of my best friend Cale. He isn't actually the third. We just call him that because he has a very poncy name, and it fits at the end of it very well. We sometimes just call him "The Third". So I put it in his portrait as an inside joke for people who know him.

Next time I do something like this I'm going to use natural media to do the line work. Digital has overstayed its welcome as far as line work and texture is concerned, and I'm eager to branch out. That is, until I get my hands on my own personal Cintiq.

Jim Warnock

This is for a project where we draw a portrait of someone based on what's written about them in their obituary. This is Jim "The Tiger" Warnock, from Ontario. He lived from 1926 through till 2006.

I also wanted to do a portrait in landscape format. Because it's ironic. The colors are a bit washed out in the original, to give it a more children's book/baby feel, but blogger compressed it a second time and now it's extra dusty looking. But I hope the idea gets across.

Also, I used the song "You're So Cool" by Hans Zimmer as inspiration. I really wanted my picture to go along with the mood and feeling of the song. I would love to have just a looping animation of this tiger running with the baby on its back with the music playing. I think it would suit it excellently. Particularly from 0:55-1:25. You can find the song here, . I think it can go without saying that the video has nothing to do with my picture. It's just footage from the movie the track was from: True Romance.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Your average story

Whipped these up last night for a project due today

Finding an enchanted weapon

Getting trained by a wizard

Headin' into the monster's cave

Rushing away with the maiden (princesses are assholes)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Where I draw

Here are some pictures of my room, which is where I do most of my drawing, sleeping and procrastinating. I really like my room, and I recently just got some new stuff for Christmas that helps pimp it up. I got a brand new awesome glass-topped, tilting drawing desk and some little plastic drawer things, and I found that lamp behind my reading chair and I forgot my plant on the out cropping above the foyer, so I put it all together, along with all the DVDs (yup, I'm still on those) and the books I got too, and I decided I wanted to show it off. It's the sort of room i've wanted ever since I was a kid, and I don't mean it has a lot of comic books and action figures and toy guns; I mean it has a desk in a little nook thing lined up with the window, and a bookshelf full of books and DVDs all about topics I find fascinating and entertaining. A comfortable bed is a plus, but my dog thinks it's his. And some big juicy speakers that I use to raise a little hell every once in a while.

Here are some pictures