Monday, March 29, 2010

Finished PokeBook!

It is 4am right now - and I just place my order from snap fish.  It is estimated to ship on April 5th, which means, it will take an addition 3-5 days to ship. I should get it around April 12 (the latest) - which is right before Carnival. Which is cool - I guess. I wish I could get it earlier.  But considering I spent an entire year making this book - I'm just happy I got her done! lol

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle. PokeBooth Concepts

I'm almost done with the PokeBooth. Just got to proofread everything, and I'm good to go. :)

These are some touched up sketches.  The originals were pretty rough, so I fixed up some of the sketches for good measure.  It was really fun to do.

Water Room
Ghost Room

(The Ghost and Water room were combined to form a "Cave Room")

Team Rocket's HQ

Forest Room

Aite Peace Out! If you like to see more, please leave comments. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Iron Man Progress

Some progress on the Iron Man I've been making.  Did shading on the yellow armor and highlights.

A sketch created for my Integrated Product Development class.

I'm almost done with my PokeBooth Book. I'm going to touch up the images and text today. I'm going to send it out on Friday. Yes!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Food and Stuff

I know this is a sketch blog, but I also thing food is an art, so I'm going to put some food on here also. I've been working super hard this Spring Break, so I found it necessary to indulge myself while the weather was so nice out in Pittsburgh today. 

Recently, I've been eating at this place called "Sushi Boat" near UPitt.  It's my new favorite place.  I'm a vegetarian, and there is usually not that many choice for me when I eat out.  But this place has plenty of vegetarian options - but it's not one of those hippy vegan places.  The rice bowls are my favorite. Very fresh vegetables and you get your choice of sauce.  Today I ordered the Vegetable rice bowl - no onion, sesame sauce. yum.$ (4.95)

Afterwards, I went to Dave and Andy's Homemade Ice Cream Store to get dessert.  Got a Boylan + Moose Track Float. It was pretty good. Cool part is that they let me keep the rest of the cola when they didn't use it all. ($3.90)

During spring break, I was hanging out with my friend Ellen who is a huge photo hobbyist.  She has a bunch of different cameras.  She was using her Polaroid camera film and I discovered that her film case look similar to that of pop tarts! She had never ate Pop Tarts before... so here you are Ellen.  See for yourself! 

ETC Bridge Illustration

This is for my Entertainment Design Studio Class.  For my class, we are re-designing the "bridge" which is a place to wow visitors to the ETC.  We are undoing a renovation process.  Couple weeks ago, C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) came into our class and asked why there were not any "paintings."  We only had 3D models and illustrators files.  He was like - when George Lucas showed me the paintings for Star Wars - they were cool. Doesn't anyone here know how to sketch?  And I'm like... oh me me me! I'll do it.  C-3PO - pick me! And then I volunteered to do it. Yup, C-3PO is adjunct faculty at my university. How 
cool is that?

Photoshop - 8 hours. Used photo overlays.

Dry Spell is OVER!

Hey - so I haven't been updating or sketching in a really long time.  But, I wanted to still update my blog with what I've been up to.  This past week was spring break, and I've been working on a 40 page photo book for PokeBooth. Kind of like those "Art of _____"   It's a lot of work, and I've been working on this  book for about 1 year, and it's still not done. Hopefully, it'll be done by this week. Wish me luck.

I've also been working on my scene painting project. Above is an 7 foot tall painting of an iron that has taken me about 7 weeks now.  Everything was built from scratch (unfortunately, I didn't document that process.)  I started with building the wooden frame, stretching the muslim, starching the muslim, sketching everything out, painting it.  Slowing building it up.  This is all in the school of Drama's scene shop - so it's pretty legit. :)

I've also been taking calligraphy for the past two semesters.  Everything you see there is hand written with a metal nib and ink.  It's really fun and a lot easier than chinese calligraphy - which I've also been doing for years.  I have to line all the lines myself and measure everything out.  Time consuming - but still really cool.

Looking forward to posting some sketches soon!