Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Not-So-Undisclosed Santa

So, my good friends and I decided to do a Secret Santa together. Except, it was only secret for about 30 minutes. We wanted to know who each other got too badly to keep it a secret. I got my friend, David (whose blog you can check out via a link on this page - David Talaski). David likes Pugs a lot, so I wanted to draw him and myself as if we were Pugs. David is wearing the hat, and I am screaming at him. This drawing fits our personalities quite well, if you know us. The David Pug is supposed to look shocked, but he also ended up looking kind of dumb because of his expression. That was not my intention, but I think it makes it even a bit more humorous. I can't wait to give this drawing to David today!

Pen and colored pencils

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Von Uzbek

Here's my creature that I designed for Quick Sketch during week three. This is just the profile pose I used to finalize my design. I'll post a more dynamic pose soon.

And here's the description I wrote for it. I wrote it in about five minutes before class, so it's not the greatest. And yes, it's supposed to be a slight caricature of myself:

Name: Von Uzbek

Overview: The Von Uzbek is an aggressive, fearless, and short-tempered creature that lurks in swampy environments. This species is extremely intelligent and stealthy, allowing it to ambush its prey quite easily. When threatened, the Von Uzbek rises to its full height of 6 to 8 feet, turns a dark shade of red, and lets out a piercing scream that brings sudden death to its victims.

Keywords: Vicious, Looming, Crazed


Height - Females: 5 ft when hunched over; 8 ft when fully extended
; Males: 3 ft when hunched over, 6 ft when fully extended
Weight - 200 - 400 lbs

Environment - Swampy Regions

Prey - Being a carnivore, the Von Uzbek will eat any species that it can overpower

Predators - Any species that is able to overpower the Von Uzbek

Monday, November 30, 2009

Only the Decent Quick Sketch Stuff So Far




Musical Instruments


Comic Book/Graphic Novel Characters

Disney Characters

Random Characters

I'll post my creature once I get around to rerendering it in pencil and posing it differently. It's the only redesign project that I think turned out alright so far.

More Figure Drawings - November 2009

We need models who are more dynamic.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Stop-Motion Final: "Smokin'"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Don't Mess With Reggie

This is my homemade stop-motion puppet that I created for my first stop-motion class at AIPD. His name is Reggie the Toad. The idea is that he is in the mafia, which is why he looks like such a badass. These are a few of the many photos I took during the construction stage and then some from the photo shoot I had to do with him.

I really want to make more puppets and go further with similar ideas I have.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Reinterpretation of "The Death of Marat"

This is my final project for art history this quarter. It's 48" wide by 60" tall (almost as tall as myself). Done with acrylic paint.

Original painting by Jacques-Louis David below:

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cool Stop-Motion Stuff So Far

These are a few of my animations from the Stop-Motion class I'm taking this quarter with the one and only, Teresa Drilling.

Figure Drawings - First Half of Spring Quarter 09

This girl (India, I think her name is) is a really good model. I can finally see improvement in my figure drawings. Yay!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Finally Painting for Fun

My second dog, Kloi (pronounced like Chloe). This is the first painting I've done for fun since I took Portrait Painting! I did this during finals week before I left for break. It was a gift to my parents. She's so cute!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Intermediate 3-D Animation Final

Here's my Intermediate 3-D Animation final. I like 3-D animation, but staring at a computer for hours on end is not cool.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Portrait Painting Final

Here's my Portrait Painting final - 36" x 36" self-portrait. About 12 hours of work all together yesterday. I really like how it turned out, and the rest of my class had amazing paintings as well!

And here are the last few sketchbook paintings I did:

Original is an excerpt from a Caravaggio painting

Original by Joaquin Sorolla

Original by Joaquin Sorolla

"Dear Sir & Madam"

Here's my final animatic for Storyboarding. Original story, characters, and concept by me. McKinney liked it :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm in an Orange Mood

In class painting from this afternoon. Joe put crazy red lighting on the model which made for amazing bright oranges and reds. I tried adding his actual eyes, but I thought he looked better without them. I wish this class was two terms long. I'm learning so much!

Another self-portrait I did for homework. I experimented with an elongated, stretched canvas. Stretched canvas is so much better to paint on than gessoed boards. It takes the paint better.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Portrait Painting and Figure Drawings From Last Couple Weeks

In class painting from week 7 of my Portrait Painting class

5 minute poses from tonight

10 minute poses from tonight. His shoulders were super boney! I loved drawing them.

Poses from two Fridays ago

These were from about a month ago. I really like these two.