Monday, December 17, 2007

Life Drawing sketches

Most of these are quickies. Some are 10 min.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

an old sketch.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Nintendo DS painting of Joe Gat

I've been so busy that I haven't posted in a while. This was a painting I did last week.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

DS Portraits

These DS portraits were painted from life. We had the fortune of having Basura, from season 2 of "Stan Lee's Who Wants To Be A Superhero?" as our life model. The top 2 are portraits of her, I believe her name is Aja. The bottom portrait is of my friend Ruby who's a hand therapist.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Painting at the mechanic's

So the best thing about painting on the DS is the ability to paint when you're sitting around bored in a mechanic's waiting room.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

More DS work

Did another painting on the DS painting program. I was just trying to do an academic study. Also, be sure to check out my website which I've recently updated.

Friday, September 28, 2007

DS at Life Drawing

I brought my DS to life drawing. I also have a black and white piece of a Japanese woman. I like how I treated her hands.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I love the thick and thin lines. The small size of the DS screen really force me to thumbnail and block out shapes. As a person who noodles on details too much, this is a good exercise.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

More DS painting

Happy days. Collecting smiles, the guys who made the Nintendo DS painting program made a recent update which has made my life a lot easier. They've managed to attach teh pressure sensitivity to the brush size and/or brush opacity. This is an equivalent to the brush in Photoshop 6. My goodness, they are geniuses. What this means is I can get thick and thin lines with my brushes which means I can ink with this thing now. A you can see in th feathers of this bird, I'm able to get crisp sharp edges with little effort. I'm also showing a progression here of the piece. I love it! Thank you Jens Andersson.

Monday, September 24, 2007

DS painting

Getting back into basics is hard. This DS paint program has no layers or undo's. Painting on it is like Martial Arts training with one arm tied behind your back. But it's good training. After numerous bad ones, I finally did one that I liked.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Life Drawing is Back!

We got Life Drawing again at EA. It's been great, but boy did I feel rusty. Here are some of my pieces. The poses average 10 minutes.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Medal of Honor Airborne in stores!!

Medal of Honor Airborne Hits the store shelves today, available for the PC and Xbox 360. As one of the concept artists on the team, I'm proud of the work that pre-production did to see this game through. never have I seen so much of the concept work make its mark into a video game. If you like FPS titles, I urge you to pick this up.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sketches July 22, 2007

I've been testing out a new fountain pen called a Namiki. Still trying to break it in. The fibers in the brown paper can get caught in the nib, so I'm trying to be careful. Perhaps I'll only use it on white paper from now on. Here are some sketches done with a variety of different pens. I was looking at some old Travis Charest stuff as a study. Man that guy is good.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Life Drawings June 29, 2007

Sketches. In addition to my current sketchbook, I recently picked up a scrapbook/sketchbook for the tanned paper. It seems to be sprayed with a gloss finish. Pretty cool stuff.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hulk Smash!

Pulled out an old painting I did of the Hulk and mucked with it some more. Still a work in progress at this point.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Plein Air painting

Old Plein Air painting from college. I was painting this knee-high in the water next to crashing waves. That was fun.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sketches June 24, 2007

A day at the beach on Sunday.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Sketches June 22, 2007

Various sketches from Century city, books, and my Uma Thurman Kill Bill action figure. Also went out with friends to sketch in westwood village.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sketches June 20, 2007

Sketches from my "Colors of Africa" book (left to right) A Mursi couple, Vodu man, Zulu sangomas, and a Samburu girl. Some other sketches as well.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sketches June 19, 2007

Drew these from photographs namely John Krasinski from "The Office" on the cover of Mean Magazine. Some victorian photographs as well.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sketches May 27, 2007

Really liking my new sketchbook I bought from Barnes and Noble. It's got smooth thick paperstock with perforated edges and it only costed $10. Goes really well with my ink technique. Starting to do more Master copies. Mainly looking at Charles Dana Gibson. Trying to incorporate his etching style. Also, I've been looking at photo reference and going to Starbucks to do some cafe sketching. I always feel weird staring at strangers to draw them.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Life Sketches May 17, 2007

Bought a new sketchbook the other day. Been drawing from my Pose File and The Figure in Motion book. Fun stuff.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Life Drawing May 14, 2007

Due to the lack of available life drawing, I've been trying to draw from photographs. I found a good site that has plenty of reference for life drawing. However, the challenges of the photo include a limited exposure and angle of view. I over-compensated fighting against the slavery of photography by over sketching. I find that these drawings are more messy than drawings done from life.