Monday, May 31, 2010

Scary School Character Renderings


Alright, this is starting to come together now, but I still have some stuff left to do. I still want to mess with the lighting and I'll probably give it a slight color cast. Also, the characters aren't quite integrated with the background enough, so I'll need to add shadows and reflections on the floor.

Remember when I said I'd talk about the characters in the last post? I lied. As you may or may not know, I occasionally post stuff from my teeny-tiny 3.5x5 inch sketchbooks. I have some sketches of these guys, so I'll wait until I get around to posting those to go into greater detail about them.

I can talk about the zombies, though. I didn't want to do the typical rotting flesh thing, cuz one: I want this to be kid friendly, and two: I just wanted to do something different. What I thought might be interesting is that there's this sentient, evil, tar-like goop that animates the remains of the deceased or whatever else it feels like moving.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Have ya Heard?


I remember hearing that saying on Adult Swim, either on TV or on their website, and it inspired me to do this painting for my Intermediate Painting II class. I find it kinda humorous how each generation thinks the end of the world is right around the corner, but it never happens. In this case, I was thinking of back in the day when everyone thought we'd all die from atomic holocaust.

This isn't that old, but I already see some things I'd change now. The guys limbs are way too thin and his hands and feet aren't big enough for cartoony proportions (they should be about the same size as the head).

Monday, May 24, 2010

Scary School Characters


Okay, now I've got the base colors of the characters down. I made sure to give the line art and each color it's own layer and mask so I could go back and properly render one without messing up any others. With the line art specifically, I plan to do them the Disney movie way, where the lines are colored, but not the exact same color of the paint, so it's a happy medium between black ink and lineless art that you see in stuff like Samurai Jack.

Speaking of which, here's the line art by itself. I always like the way stuff looks with just the lines for some reason.

I'll save the specifics of the characters in the next post, but the general idea I have for these guys is that there a bunch of school kids of varying ages that do Scooby-Doo type sleuthing of odd paranormal occurrences, except that the paranormal stuff is real and not disgruntled real estate agents in disguise. Also, there's no talking dog. There's friendly ghosts though, such as that straight jacket dude coming out of that girls backpack and the cutesy little one with the bow.

As you can tell, I don't want this to be too serious. I'd like to make something the kids could like.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Phillip's List

Since Schindler is his last name, this should technically be called Craig's List, but, well... you know.

I'm probably gonna go to Jewish hell for this. Is Jewish hell much worse than real life?

I haven't actually beat Pikmin yet, so I just made up the total Pikmin number. So please don't bother telling me if it's impossibly high or embarrassingly low.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Disney Merchandise Girl 1

So, yes, there will be more.

Can't tell what the date is on this thing. Suffice to say it's a few years old. Almost every time we get back from a vacation at Disney World, I draw a girl with some Disney stuff. Not really a tradition, rather I just wanna draw something Disney related when it's still fresh in my head, and it's usually a cute girl cuz I'm a perv like that.

Anyway, this one's supposed to be wearing one of those translucent Mickey ponchos they hand out when it starts raining. Hard to tell when it's a pencil sketch and you're not a very good drawer.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Scary School Background

Well, not that scary.

Here's what I got done in the past week for this more detailed illustration I've been working on. It aint terribly special, but I'm still rather proud. I think this is the most detailed thing I've ever bothered to make in Photoshop.

Keep in mind it'll be cropped in the end. Also, since I want it to be creepy lookin', I'll most likely make the overall image darker, so it'll probably look more like this when it's completely done:

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Paint Guys Begin, Part 3

Here's the last batch.

If I could make video games, I'd make one with these guys. Just saying.

...If you couldn't tell, I've ran out of things to say.

Values from Elders

The Creative Child

Peer Pressure

Leisure Time

Handicapped Children

Monday, May 3, 2010

Dry Hands

If this were animation, the third panel would have a fog horn sound effect.

I seriously do have chapped hands most of the time. Probably cuz I wash them too much. I'm a borderline germophobe. I'm this close to shaving my head bald, growing a goatee, and hosting Deal or No Deal.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Paint Guys Begin, Part 2

Let's continue, shall we?

In a lot of the art projects you have to do in college there's that point where it gets grueling, no matter how much you like art. You hafta stay up late, or just not sleep at all, to get it done and you can't wait for it to get over with. With this project, I can genuinely say I enjoyed every minute of it. It was my first project in one of my first classes, so a lot of that could of been the excitement, where you're all like, "OH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY, MY FIRST HIGHER LEARNING ART THINGY!"

...No? Just me? Alright...

Anyway, I sure the biggest factor of the enjoyment was making these guys. Power to them.

Family Time

Emergence of Identity


Crisis in Values

Children without Prejudice