Friday, April 30, 2010

Illustration final 1 of 3

Yeah, the quality sucks (for now)

For this one I'm working with graphite, HB, B, 2B, 3B
and the board 20x30 (16tallx26wide)

My final is another series of concept art for a fantasy world I cooked up. These guys are called the Kadris, lost souls of flora and fauna that is twisted and deformed by the powers of a god (the dark addict) gone completely mad. The Kadris is not only a weapon but the very nature of the addict in general, his power consumes what cannot fight it and makes him stronger. This Kadris swarm is invading countries in opposition to their master, killing and infecting whatever they encounter. The foreground is filled with stragglers off the side of the army to show texture and the silhouettes make up the horde.
The texture on the monsters is the same for the large growths on the soil because its one in the same, the Kadris infects everything it touches the same way.

The twisting beam of energy is the sun of the world, shared by the powers of two gods. When these gods wrestle for dominance, there's an unbalance of power as the sun lashes violently back and forth between the gods. This bending of sun causes storms, and occasionally burns large segments of the world, disintegrating whatever may dwell to close to the core.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Life and Sketches

Been trying to tone down on detail lately. Tim, wants me to let parts of the face/figure be drawn a bit looser than what I usually push for. Its a bit of a trip up for me mainly because I don't feel confident in where or how I should be abstracting the subject with my charcoal just yet, but I have my hopes up. Also, more work for Illustration 4, mainly sketches for a young-adult fantasy novel of a squire who steals the sword and armor of his master to do battle with the servants of a twisted god, trying to free him from an ancient crystal. The painted final will be up next week.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More Study and Illustration 4

Haven't updated in a bit so here's the recent work for Tim, I've been really sick of drawing self-portraits. I felt it was best to understand my face more over a long stretch time but since I'm back in the swing of search, I'll be knocking down roomates next. Stayed tuned.

Last week was the first batch of illustrations for our Nate Walker's Illustration 4. This week, we illustrated lines from Shel Silverstein's "If I was one inch tall" and then shrunk the composition down to 1 inch. I chose a little guy avoiding giant shoes. There were some issues with the character's dimension and position to the shoe but overall I'm happy with the comp and the rendering.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Independent Study with Tim Harney!

Spending the semester working on a body of work for my life drawing teacher Tim. For the project, I'm exploring new ways to bend my media (charcoals, pastels) as I draw myself, friends and family. So far I've pulled out two portraits. The first is an attempt to bring everything up to a good deal of finish, the second is more raw and loose.