Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I went to a friend's wedding this past weekend. I danced for the first time in public. It was fun. At first it was intimidating and embarrassing but then I just let loose and stopped caring. Though half the time I didn't even know what I was doing....I just knew my body was moving with the music.....whether it was actually "dancing", probably a good 40% of it was :D
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This is just a little color test for my short film, "Vroom." My original intent was not to have it colored, but I did this for fun and I couldn't help but liking it alot. It really gives it a more 'finished' feel and look. Problem is that I stink at color, so I it would be another monster to battle along with the rest of the production. My friend Misty Marsden is excellent at color.....hmmm perhaps I should ask her to color style my film?
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I love drawing caricatures. Those who know me will know I love Al Hirschfeld's work, so you can see his influence. Well in essence, I love all the great caricature artists of the early 2oth century, like Miguel Cavarrubias(think I spelled it right). Amazing, simple, abstract, and bold drawings that I don't see alot today in caricature art. Well, every now and then I see something.
These pieces were taken right from my sketchbook, some I didn't even have to modify or improve cause they were mostly extremely quick sketches of people, so I had to get down that person's traits and essence with a few lines as possible. I love doing quick caricatures cause, for one thing, they're fun, and helps with observation. I had fun adding color to these. And there's more to come! PS-These were drawn in colerase blue, then hand inked with a quill pen on watercolor paper.
Monday, September 21, 2009
So I'm on my first real comic! It's gonna be in watercolor and ink. I'm illustrating an experience I had with some friends at Yosemite, so I'm excited.
Right now I've been doing concept art deciding whether to illustrate it all ink and watercolor or just the characters with ink. I decided on the latter, to help bring the characters out.
These ones were more abstract which I really love. It's so moody and atmospheric. Yosemite has a lot of that. I'm going to try to do the backgrounds like this.
Thanks to Nat Fast and his creative illustration class or this project would not be happening. He showed me some awesome watercolor techniques that blew my mind!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I love drawing caricatures! My dad hates being drawn or photographed. I don't know why, but I think he's fun to draw, or else I would not have done this little number. Sorry it's a bit cut off, my scanner is to darn small. :/
Ink on bristol board
Ink on bristol board
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I love sunsets, and that's what I seem to stop and paint on my ipod frequently. I just love the colors in a sunset.This was a real treat! On a bike ride today in the backcountry, I saw dozens of deer grazing out in the field. It looks like this is their favorite spot because I caught them here last time on a previous bike ride.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I just got a new application for my iPod, its called 'Brushes.' Its a paint application where you paint with your finger on your ipod touch or phone. Its really awesome, though was hard at first to get used to. It acts like real paint, since there is no eraser tool, just an undo button. But I think this ok because its like painting with real paint, where you don't get an eraser.
Its a great tool, I mostly got it for color studies, cause I stink at color, so this is nice to have if I see some cool compositions or colors. Of course, this does not mean I'll stop drawing with pencil in my sketchbook. This app is just another tool for the artist. Here's some I did this past week. The first complete one I did was the one with the ocean. More to come!