Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chop Suey

Inspired by Chop Suey by System of A Down. This is probably more of a b/w comp than an actual drawing, to be honest--I'm okay with the placement of the bodies in the pile and I like the people grabbing at the soldier, but he looks way too proud in this--I want him to not just seem depressed. I want him flat out desperate to redeem himself. I'm hoping maybe after school lets out for winter break I can make a painted version of this in oils.

The final's probably going to be painted on cardboard if I can manage it. War isn't glamorous, and from personal experience, not something everyone is proud of in their later years. Why should I place such gruesome imagery on velvet? I would only give the subject what it deserves.

And on a much lighter note, I have about two or three weeks left at this semester of AIB! Where did the time go?

Friday, November 19, 2010

A change of pace

A speed study of Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands in Hunger. (On a brief tangent, I totally recommend Hunger if you are in the right mood. It's a powerful movie and Fassbender gives a really compelling performance, but it's not for the faint of heart.) Unsure of how long the drawing took, but somewhere between forty minutes to an hour I think.

EDIT 11/30/2010:

Here is a second Michael Fassbender study added to this post, because it wasn't important enough to merit its own post! Reference is here. I like drawing a face with really distinguished characteristics like Fassbender's (Irish cheekbones, much?), but it also makes it a challenge to get the features and proportions 110% correct. I guess that's a good thing though. It'll inform the faces to my own characters much more than if I just continue pulling them out of my head.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Brown Ink Studies!

"Lone Detective." Pen and ink (to be painted). Based on "The Weeders" by Jules Breton.

Watercolor Study. 4x4. Pen and ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rebecca (colored version)

Princess Rebecca recently turned seventeen, however she has not turned out as responsible as her parents have hoped. She gambles away what inheritance she has and parties to late hours in the night. On top of that, she is constantly "borrowing" arms and armor from the castle guard, a habit that reached such a preposterous level that her parents commissioned a custom set of armor for her so that they won't lose any more money from replacing the missing sets of armor. She is still young, and many hope that she will mature within the next two years before she is nominated for the throne, however lately it seems like the throne will go to her much more responsible twin sister instead.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Finished Steampunk Poster

Here is the finished version of the Steampunk WIP I had awhile back:

And for giggles, here is the untextured version of the poster:

Character Designs

All of my characters for an project in Body Adornment and Fashion at AIB based on a personal study of arms and armor. Rendered in black colored pencil on Denril. I'm working on doing color studies of them in Photoshop as well.