Sunday, December 30, 2007

Landscape Painting with Dad

I go painting with my dad quite often. This last weekend we went to Paramount Ranch. If you haven't been there to paint plein air, you're crazy! It has an old ghost town-looking set that was the backdrop for Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and many other western sets from 1927 until present day. Here are my gouache efforts. The smaller two are 1.5" x 2.5" done in my moleskine sketchbook and the larger painting is on about 5" x 7" piece of illustration board. If you want to see my dad's he'll post it soon at his blog:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Some Sketchbook Sketches

I'm still alive and here are the sketches to prove it!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Tablet Trouble

Hello friends! Sorry I haven't posted lately. My old intuos-2 tablet broke down just after graduation and I am in the process of earning more money to pay for a new one. I'll get some drawings up soon.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Art Center Graduation Show - Friday, 08-17-2007

Hey, art blog friends! I am graduating this weekend from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. For all you people around the L.A. Area, this coming Friday on August 17th from 7:00PM until 10:00 PM, is the Art Center Graduation Show. Come check out the show and say "Hi" if you happen to recognize me standing next to the artwork you've seen posted on this blog over the last few years.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Little Red Robin Hood and The Naughty Sheriff of Ham

I decided to use the animation background I posted earlier to create a fun Robin Hood story using animals in the place of people for my Advanced Sketching for Illustration final painting. Wait, ...Robin Hood...animals in the place of people...that's so original!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Another Dang Painting

Acrylic on Illustration Board

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hot Pink Lady and Cool Blue Girl

More acrylic paintings on illustration board from Gary Meyer's Advanced Sketching for Illustration class.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Some More Props

Here are some digitally painted props for my independent study project with Ricardo Delgado.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Animal Prop Studies

Here are some prop ideas I came up with for the story I made up about animals that go to high school.

Monday, July 02, 2007

More Characters

These are more character ideas for my Independent Study with Ricardo Delgado. Sketched in pencil and colored in Photoshop.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

More Paintings

Acrylic on Illustration Board 15" x 20"

Friday, June 15, 2007

Background Concept for Animation

I was exploring animation styles and did this quickie Photoshop painting on the fly.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Peacock Feather Hat

Acrylic on Illustration Board 15" x 20"

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Clown Man and Cropped Face Girl

I'm getting back into traditional painting and I have to say I love it. This is an acrylic painting. I didn't finish working on the clown man's hands, obviously. I probably spent more time than I should have working on his head. I only show the girl's cropped face for the same reason. Hopefully I'll get a full painting in next time.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Evil Warrior

Another character concept for my independent study with Ricardo Delgado.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Dream of Flying

This is a color comp for a painting I'm going to do for Gary Meyer's Advanced Sketching for Illustration class. The topic is the dream of flying and the text on the bottom right says, "Look, Daddy! A bird!"

Some New Rough Sketches

I'm currently working with Ricardo Delgado on an Independent Study project where he is art directing me on a fantasy story he devised where I will create characters, props, environments, and finally a painting of a moment including all the elements together. Lots of new work for my final semester at Art Center! These sketches, including the slightly painted top image, are stylized towards more of an animation look. The unfinished painting at the bottom is more realistic looking in its proportions and design.

Friday, May 18, 2007

On the Steps

This is a Naked Mole Rat being interviewed on the steps of his high school. This was done last term in Photoshop.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Some Digital Environment Paintings

The top two environments are from the Searchers project I did and the last is for an arctic story I'm doing.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Goldon Lion-Headed Tamarin Skater

Another from the animal high-schoolerwork I've been posting. Drawn with pencil on Strathmore 500 board and colored in Photoshop.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Gerenuk Girl in Color

This is the same exploration for the gernuk cheerleader character in my Ark project I already posted but this time it has been digitally painted in Photoshop. The purse is updated.

Monday, March 19, 2007

More Sketches

Sketches from my larger Molskine. The first is an ode to Bobby Chiu. I love when he uses up all the negative space. The second is just a composite of various sketches with some Photoshop.
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Searchers Color Script

This color script corresponds with the first two pages of the graphite value studies for The Searchers. Acrylic on Illustration board.
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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Randomness Exercise

In this exercise for my Background Painting class I made a series of abstract acrylic paintings and scanned them into Photoshop and cropped in on a random area. After doing that I digitaly painted a made up scene on top of the scanned image using the basic elements of the composition that existed in the cropped area. The top image is of course the acrylic painting croped and the second image shows 3 color variations on the digital painting.
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