Thursday, November 20, 2008

weird kreatures: the vampire

things that I find frightening:

1. small hands

2. tight hoods

3. tiny feet

vampire - a corpse, animated by an undeparted soul or demon, that periodically leaves the grave and disturbs the living, until it is exhumed and impaled or burned.

old clay

some sculpture from a couple years sculpted from life and one from a painting...can you tell which is which???

Saturday, September 27, 2008

weird kreatures: the chupacabra

kept him fairly humanoid. was going to go for a half-dog thing, but opted not. dwarfed out...been watching a lot of twin peaks.

chupacabra - a purported creature resembling a gargoyle, said to exist in parts of mexico and on puerto rico. spanish for "goat-sucker" for it's attacks and draining the blood of it's victims.

Friday, September 5, 2008

revised memorial tattoo

so, this is a revised version of the memorial tattoo design I had posted a ways back...most of it remained the same with the exception of the giant hummingbird, which has more significance than the generic eagle/hawk previously featured...still not sure of the composition/how the composition will look on an arm. final linework soon. feedback welcome.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

color times

cropped and colored.

Monday, August 18, 2008

ham fire

so, another meaningless and technical expression exercise...don't really know where I'm going with these, but I feel like there must be some merit in doing them...from photo reference.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

voodoo jazz

another sketch for my friend shajn's company, bone deth...stylized smoke and composition may need a tweak or two and still thinking of adding some more elements...

Friday, July 4, 2008

weird kreatures: the sasquatch

without hair.

still have to fur em up.

sasquatch - one of a race of huge, hairy man-monsters supposed to inhabit the pacific northwest woods in american indian lore.

Monday, June 30, 2008

and now for something completely different

so, here's a flash illustration test I took for a local company a couple months ago...I got an offer, but had prior obligations at the time and unfortunately had to decline...they gave me a loose storyboard sketch and a fully realized example of an existing background illustration. using those two resources, I had to produce a finished piece that matched the style, mood, and color palette...needless to say, not my go-to style, but I guess versatility is key...storyboard sketch on top, my interpretation below it.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

weird kreatures: first post: the wendigo

so, this is the first of what I hope to be a series of mythical beasts and night creatures...the idea is to create my own images as much as possible, without referencing pre-conceived notions/other artistic here's number one:

wendigo - (in the folklore of the ojibwa and other indians) a cannibalistic giant, the transformation of a person who has eaten human flesh.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

ladyface III

one more from reference...had enough of this study-style for a bit...something new soon.

Monday, June 23, 2008

pizza breath

some more self-induced torture... have been trying to stay sharp by drawing complex facial expressions with semi-ambiguous emotions from, really difficult to capture subtle nuance rather than slap on the standard happy/sad/surprised eyebrows...not the most creative subject matter, I know, but solid exercise nonetheless. all comments welcome...

Monday, June 9, 2008

memorial tattoo

another design for shajn, this one a sketch of a memorial tattoo for a couple friends who passed away last year...some quick grayscale thrown in to give it some form.

bone deth

these are some sketches of potential t-shirt designs for my buddy shajn's clothing company bone deth. two of them were older designs that I tweaked and updated and one is all fresh...

Saturday, May 31, 2008

blog hard

so, here's one...been slacking quite a bit on pencil and anatomy. gave myself a sweat and worked from photo reference just for kicks. please enjoy. more to come...