Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ms. Moreau vs. The Pistoleer --- Color Keys 1+2

First two color keys from my new personal project. Can't say too much about it yet as I'm still figuring out the overall storyline and the characters, but I'm excited to be working on it. Decided to start off with the simpler ones first and work my way up towards the more complicated set pieces later. Good thing too, since I'm learning a LOT about Photoshop and/or painting techniques that'll make the later ones go faster than these first ones!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just a bit crackers

Things have been a little crazy for me for the last month or so. I finished up school for good, and, I must confess, I had a pretty scary run-in with a virus that involved me going to the hospital. Thankfully things are starting to settle down a bit now. I've got a massive personal project under wraps that I'm getting underway in my studio at the moment, but here's a quick doodle to revive the sketchblog with progress shots for good measure!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Esra Lost

These are my three color keys from my senior thesis. I just did test prints for them at school for my portfolio and final presentations and I'm actually pretty happy with the way these guys turned out! It's definitely been a learning experience since I've never actually printed any of my Photoshop paintings before.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Pen Book

This is what happens when I buy some Faber-Castell sketch pens and start drawing as a break from my drawing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Senior Thesis

Lots of work in progress drawings/sketches for my senior thesis for school. I decided it was high time I revived one of my characters from a few years back, and so these came about.

Can't forget thumbnails neither...

And color comps. I have a bad habit of just jumping into paintings without actually making color comps first and it's really bogged me down in the past. Definitely not making that mistake on this project!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Marker Sketches

Trying to apply some of the Mixed Media techniques I learned overseas with what I love to do. Also, I was asked in class today how I get some of the textures I do, like on the pants or shirts, and it's actually really easy. I do a quick rendering in either a grey or skin-toned marker depending on if a color is cool or warm to determine the lighting, and then I stick a piece of tulle or crinoline under the paper and do a layer of colored pencil.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Everyone's got a few scraps lying around, right?