Saturday, April 28, 2012

Portraits in the ROUGH

Since I've been stupid busy these last few weeks... I think I'll just start with my updates again smaller than I would.

I'm going to break this update up a bunch, mainly because I have to go to work in a few minutes, but...

Here's the charcoal portraits that we've done in class. All from life.

Portraits from Life

Title:  Portraits from Life
Date: April 17 - 24, 2012
Medium: Vine Charcoal
Scale: Each portrait is 20" x 30"

Notes: Each of  these were timed. Approx. ten minutes for each. The earlier ones were faster, etc. This was a really fun exercise, and it is awesome to draw REALLY large when doing portraits. Especially in charcoal.
Hopefully you can see a progression as I feel like I've gotten better really fast at this.

Thanks for viewing... more later!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


I don't have a ton of time... but it's been a bit since I posted something actually worth looking at.

I finally took a break from my homework stuff and gathered enough time to draw this pretty fast.

Lorelei, the Demon Queen - Redesign

Title:  Lorelei, the Demon Queen - Redesign
Date: April 20, 2012
Medium: Ink
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Notes: This was a piece originally done in 2011, I just finally had some time to sit and do something personal. I really didn't have a ton of time to sit and really study the character design before drawing, so I just jumped into the ink right away. Hopefully you like it? 
I just had to step away from my homework for a minute and just relax doing something I enjoy. 
Here is the original. (2011)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

It's All Coming to a HEAD!

Okay, so I'm sorry that I haven't been keeping up with you guys lately... but I'm being crushed under the weight of deadlines.

So! With that, I'll give you the smallest sample of what's going on... And I promise you, there will be more soon (I have approx. 40 more things to scan, not counting the large pieces).

This is just a TINY sample of my animation... UNCOLORED of course.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


You know, this is what I get for not updating in a week with finals so close... a MASSIVE upload.

Okay, so I don't really have a whole lot to say except that I am plunged neck-deep in schoolwork. I have a ton of things to do if I want to pass this semester with even a semblance of hard work and worth-while.

So I'm just going to rush into it, I have more storyboard stuff to do...

Tattoo Design

Title: Tattoo Design
Date: March 16, 2012
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Notes: Actually... the first tattoo design I've ever done. It was based on the Paladin's Cross (basically a sword and shield designed to be a cross). Blend that with tribal. Mix in a blender... BAM that's what happens.

Book Battle

Title: Book Battle
Date: March 30, 2012
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Notes: Ashley and her Mom were both reading books and I felt dumb not being in on the awesomeness... SO I just decided that I should draw them both. Was fun to characterize them both.

Charcoal Studies from Life

Title: Charcoal Studies from Life
Date: March 19 - 27, 2012
Medium: Chalk, Charcoal, Conte
Scale: Sketches are 9" x 12", the scene at the bottom is 30" x 45"

Notes: Yet again, more delving into vine charcoal. That has to be my favorite media so far...

Color Theory -- Altered Palette

Title: Color Theory -- Altered Palette
Date: March 19 - 22, 2012
Medium: Gouache
Scale: Each piece is 9" x 12"

Notes: This was a test to use a very limited amount of colors to for interesting color reactions. I should have covered the paint area better.

Altered Palette Studies

Title: Altered Palette Studies
Date: March 19 - 22, 2012
Medium: Watercolor / Graphite
Scale: Each 'page' is 9" x 12"

Color Theory -- Limited Palette

Title: Color Theory -- Limited Palette
Date: March 26 - 29, 2012
Medium: Gouache
Scale: Each 'piece' is 7" x 10"

Notes: We were supposed to copy the piece and then do it each with a slightly more muted and grayed out palette.

Limited Palette Studies

Title: Limited Palette Studies
Date: March 26 - 29, 2012
Medium: Gouache / Graphite 
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Life Drawing in Graphite

Title: Life Drawing in Graphite
Date: March 26 - 28, 2012
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Each 'page' is 9" x 12"

Notes: I was going back to a media that I haven't used for some time: Graphite. I have been using nothing but paint and charcoal for quite a while.

Joe #1

Title: Joe #1
Date: March 31, 2012
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 2550px x 3000px

Notes: So, I actually lost a bet with my fiancee, and NOW I have to draw Joe Mangiello (or however his name is spelled) twenty times. Hopefully it will help a ton with anatomy. Damn Mr. Muscles hahaha!

Lamia -- WIP

Title: Lamia -- WIP
Date: April 2, 2012
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 3000px x 1850px

Notes: I noticed an interesting competition on Deviant Art, to redo a mythological creature. And what better creature than a lamia! How interesting!!!

Life Drawing in the Park

Title: Life Drawing in the Park
Date: March 3, 2012
Medium: Graphite / Ink
Scale: Each piece is only about 2" wide.

Pirate Portrait Study

Title: Pirate Portrait Study
Date: March 20 - 24, 2012
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 2400px x 1950px

Notes: Another challenge I saw on Deviant Art. I'm trying to just start entering a ton of competitions for fun, and JUSTICE.

Wacky Life Drawing

Title: Wacky Life Drawing
Date: March 22, 2012
Medium: Graphite
Scale: 9" x 12"

Notes: Using Life Drawing and combining Marko Djurdjevic / Wes Burt style again. This is so cool and fun to do. I'll have to do EVEN MORE of it.

Well anyway... that's that, see ya guys next time.