Thursday, August 30, 2012

Figure Drawing - On Break - Drawing Dump

Some figures I've been drawing using PixelLovely.php.  I'll post more here as I draw more.

30 sec warm ups

5-10 mins

Friday, August 24, 2012

Dynamic Sketching - On Break - Animals!

UPDATE: I finally gathered up the courage to try and do these drawings 100% in photoshop... using the same methods that we're taught with pen and paper.  I'm pretty happy with the results!  Gives me a bit more confidence with photoshop.

These are done by scanning in a blank sheet of tone paper, then drawing the line drawings on top of it. The last step is to add a bit of color tone and value.

Been watching Blue Planet and Planet Earth , and drawing lots of animals as a result.  Will be adding more images as I scan them in:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dynamic Sketching - On Break - Classic Cars

Update: a lot of concept designs for fictional works like Star Wars and other things borrow design elements from classic cars.  Here is a study on the Snowspeeder from Empire Strikes Back:

My own concept:

I visited the Nethercutt Museum in San Pedro, and sketched a bunch of the classic cars there.  They have a really impressive collection, with cars dating all the way back to 1900.  Very fun!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Figure Drawing - On Break!

Some figure drawings done during break.  Hopefully I don't forget everything I learned in Kevin's class!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Godzilla - Legendary Pictures

After several revisions, I feel somewhat satisfied with this painting.

Description from my Deviant Art:

In light of the recent Comic-Con 2012 craze over Legendary Picture's Godzilla teaser... I decided to do a painting of one of my most beloved childhood stories. 

I grew up with Godzilla and I've been wishing that someone could take it and do it RIGHT, big budget, and everything. I have a lot of faith in Legendary Pictures so I really hope it goes well.

This painting took me about 8-10 hours.. working on it about 2 or 3 hours a day for 3 days. It was a lot of fun and I'm definitely still learning, but I really like how it turned out.

For previous renditions, please see the previous Godzilla post.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dynamic Sketching - on break!

Classes for the first term at CDA are over... but that doesn't mean I need to stop drawing!

I'm trying to do all the dynamic sketching subjects that the Art Center kids get to do, and that we didn't (bones, classic cars, fish, etc).  Here's some stuff I've been sketching while on break:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Legendary Pictures Godzilla Work-in-Progress


Started a painting this morning.. will try and finish later today.  Definitely fan art for the Godzilla Comic-Con 2012 announcement =)

Here is the process I went through, took around 8-10 hours, working on it a little bit each day (3 days):

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dynamic Sketching - Final Compilation

Final compilations of our Dynamic Sketching class!  Each sheet was printed on 13x19 glossy bond paper.  Awesome class!

Figure Drawing - Final Week!

Today was the last day of class for Analytical Figure Drawing.  It was an amazing class and Kevin Chen is an incredible teacher.  I can't wait for next term's Head and Figure drawing to start!

Some drawings from the last day of class... 5 and 10 minute poses:

A few side by side comparisons of where i started and where I am now:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dynamic Sketching - Week 9 - Planes

We visited the Air Museum in Chino (Planes of Fame) and sketched a lot of the classic air planes there.  Also needed to do a re-design.

Re-design, I wanted to do an insect-like alien swarm of flying things.  They would have the ability to re-purpose human machines like jet turbines and helicopter blades.  I came up with the "Recombinant Swarm," consisting of a flying creatures that can attach to and combine with a super carrier creature.  All in all, I wasn't too satisfied with the final design, but it was fun anyway:

Initial ideation thumbnails... I really had no idea what I was going to do.

Also, a quick sketch of a Lotus 49 I did for a friend while we were eating at a restaurant:

Another military vehicle: