Friday, April 30, 2010

i think this is pretty much done. i am going to go get a test print of this now and see how it looks before i send it to gotprint.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

so today i decided to try painting FOR FUN!!!!!! oh man when does that ever get to happen!!!?? no really i love my work and i enjoy every bit of my homework (excluding art history). i did each of these in about an hour. i have been looking at a lot of concept art recently especially that of ashley wood. his colors and use of texture is so great. plus his sort of "lets pretend to be super serious concept art and then throw in a kitten fighting a giant robot" subject matter is great too. i started out with some black shapes and tried to carve them out into something that i thought it kind of looked like. add lights and darks and a good background and . . . yeah. the first one is i guess some giant one eyed bunny zapping some girl's head and making it smaller . . . and her shoulder too big . . . and dont even ask about her left arm . . .im not crazy i swear! and the second one is well . . . i like dinosaurs ok! i will add more detail to them as i get more free time.

Monday, April 26, 2010

This is only a test!!!! chhhhhh. its actually just a color comp test for my fish mailer. i colored over my sketch in photoshop instead of paying attention in medival art . . .

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I said it was almost done last time but i have spent the better part of today finishing this up but in the end i am really happy with it. Woooooo! lets just hope the NEO does their job!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This one too, is almost done. i just need to decide what i am going to do for text. something hand drawn . . . also it needs some more texture . . . yes . . . yes.
The one is almost done just a bit more playing around and i will be finished with it at long last!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

If you are an art director and you are reading this, (first of all awesome!) expect to be getting something like this in the mail from me in the near future. . . along with hundreds of other ones from every other illustrator looking for a job . . . but theirs don't have giant fish monsters on them! anyway i think i will go with the one on the bottom but i will add a guy holding on for dear life to one of the fishing rods. probably gonna do it in some combination of gouache and acrylic and ink 'cause i'm tired of staring at a computer screen all day long. he says while blogging . . .

Here is the linework for my next digital painting which i will do in both painter and photoshop (Rob Macdonald this one's for you!) It is a poster in support of the N.E.O. or the Near Earth Object program run by NASA. they look for asteroids or other bits of space junk that are on collision courses with earth in an attempt to prevent what happened to the dinosaurs from happening to us. i may or may not lose some or all of the clouds. i like them but they are a bit distracting from the main shapes of the design. plus its like a poster and its supposed to be like all graphic and stuff.

as an addendum i have added the colors that i have blocked in for this piece as a color comp. from here i will add a little rendering and some more texture to make it look more finished.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A half finished painting of . . . wait . . . who is that in this painting? she looks awfuly familiar . . . anyway its an ad for trader joe's. trader joe's sells good food and everyone's got their's. this is my first attempt at using corel painter and i must say. i hate it. not the painting but the program give me ol' faithful photoshoppe any day of the week. it takes longer to paint in painter than it does to paint in real life! food!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dinosaur business cards!!!!! i handmade a bunch of these for the job fair on friday.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

here are my final logo designs. i am posting this literally 5 minutes before i turn them in for critique so i guess i will see which one i end up going with. i like the middle t rex the best.

Here is some of the process work for my logo. Now that i am in my final quarter in school i am everything ready to brand myself and start getting myself out there. for a logo i wanted something that would give off the kind of mood that i try to show in my work. also, dinosaurs are awesome. i have narrowed the list down to the last one and the upper trex from the second to last page.