Thursday, July 30, 2009

Business Pig


A photo alternation for my creature project. I kind of slapped this one together - I guess you can kind of tell that it's rushed. I'm surprised it turned out viewable in the end. I was afraid that it was going to be hopeless. Not the greatest piece... but I've been a little busy with working on my portfolio this week.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Touched up paintings

Spent about 2 hours touching up these paintings.




Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sketchbook pages...


wow - i drew a lot this weekend. i think i'm starting to get bored of ball-point pen. i should start switching it up. ooh, i drew some environments. they were pretty cool.









Friday, July 10, 2009

Creature Design HW





This is homework done for my creature design class. Had a blast doing these guys - probably because I did them over the course of many days instead of cramming them last minute. Also probably because I got hang of the routine of designing creatures also.





Troll .. grrrr... scary!!! I think these guys look pretty cool. Some anatomy problems.. but I'll draw through more next time.





Dwarf - made them a little weird looking. Oh shoot, I just realized that 1,2,3 seem to look like goblins instead of dwaves. 4 looks like I messed up on anatomy. And 5,6 just look kind of retarded. Oh well, it was pretty fun drawing these guys. I felt these were well drawn, but not well rendered.







I had fun doing these fairys... I actually don't think they look too good. I was looking at a Victoria Ying sketchbook for reference - but it didn't really show through. Not really beautiful or sexy looking in the slightest bit - but I think I could improve upon that.






Thursday, July 2, 2009

Love or Ego

Hey, I feel like I have an ego when it comes to art and design. I've always wanted to be better for the sake of being better. It's almost like some everlasting battle. And this battle isn't like to become some kind of Pokemon master or something (because Ash is driven by his love for Pokemon). Sometimes I feel like it is some kind of gang fight where the object is to pummel the opponent into smithereens.

Okay, I think this is my ego problem.
1. I try to get good at something.
2. Someone is recognized for being better than I am.
3. My ego is triggered, and I am determined to not stop until I am better.
4. I try very hard to get good.
5. They finally do recognize how good I am, and I am happy.
6. My success has made me cocky and unapproachable to people.
7. I no longer strive to become even better, because I was driven by a short term goal.
8. Other people become better than me.
9. Repeat steps 3-8.

I think I want to be something like this.
1. You like something.
2. You discover that you love it.
3. Even thought people tell you are not good at it, or whatever they may say. You keep on doing it because you love it. Adversity does not distinguish your flame.
4. You constantly are exploring and seeking out other people who share your passion. Constantly seeking to get better.
5. Because ego does not play a part in this process, negative comments will not cause resentment. Positive comments will not cause arrogance.
6. You continue to pursue and share your passion with others, and you are eternally happy. (way this might be a little optimistic)