Friday, February 26, 2010

The Difference A Year Makes

One of the great things about being an artist is constantly getting better. And I have examples!

First, I have a slapdash compilation of drawings of my character Tris, starting from '01 and ending a couple weeks ago. Then! Two Photoshop character portraits, each with a version roughly a year old, side by side with a current painting.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Yellow Brick Road (a gorgon)

Scribbled this out yesterday in a few hours, since I kind of had a lull in homework. It's inspired heavily by the Roman sculpture of a young Flavian woman - I was looking at it, and thinking about how amazing the hairstyle is. I was trying to figure out what the style would lend itself to, and then I realized. MEDUSA.

And it had to happen. So it did.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What A Wonderful World (Draco Malfoy)

Harry Potter fanart, because those books are my childhood.

And because Malfoy is pointy and fun to draw.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Brown Shoe (a bust and some fanart)

Tonight, our specials are an original character bust and an example of how you can't really draw celebrities out of your head.

Tris, the heroine of my not as-of-yet-written young-adult novel-thing (I like hyphens), looking more elegant than she really is. And also, Watson as played by Jude Law, in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. I tried to draw him from memory. As you can see, it didn't really work.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Character design

Sometimes, I draw things for fun.

There's a great group on deviantART called Design-a-Character, where weekly character design challenges get posted. So here are a few of mine. I really can't recommend doing this enough. (Also, there is a dinosaur. Just because.)

The snooty butler guy remains my favorite.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Homework and a Cheshire

And today we have a couple of assignments for my Imagery for Sci-fi & Fantasy class (I'm fairly happy with the first one, but the I'll probably mess around with the second one a bit more), and a character design for the Cheshire Cat. Just because.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bouquet, and the steps thereof

Originally sketched as a guide for a project in my lithography class, I ended up being so fond of this drawing that I had to paint it. Heavily inspired by Alphonse Mucha.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Possible internship and sketchbook

I found the perfect internship. It's through Time Warner (which would mean working with Cartoon Network). It's specifically illustration, and calls for character design, love of cartoons, and knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator. The only downside is that it's in Atlanta. But if I can get it, I'll make it work.

And now, what you really care about - sketchbook time!

How many of you caught my spelling fail?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

When We're Human (class WIPs, fanart)

Here are a couple WIPs from my Imagery for Sci-Fi and Fantasy class, plus some fanart, because I'm madly in love with The Princess and the Frog.

I love when I get to draw ripped men* and dragons for school.
*kind of men.