Saturday, September 11, 2010

Watercolor - Bruiser and Scratch

Hello people who actually read my blog! (That's you Jason)

You might recall a time where I posted no art at all. Actually, I was doing all kinds of drawing. Just couldn't post it here because I was under a non-disclosure agreement. Anyway, I did a freelance gig with the really awesome guys at Steel Penny Games. Anyway, my job was to redesign the main characters from their first Wii title Bruiser and Scratch, so they could re-release it for the Intel App Store. I did so much work in such a short period of time, which was designing, modeling, and animating the 2 main characters all in one month. I pumped out around 40 animations, which I will someday show a few on my video game portfolio. I had no idea I could be so efficient, because after working a 16 hour day, I would still get on my exercise bike to keep my pounds in check every day. Anyway, I was incredibly busy, but I was incredibly happy, especially when my last job was to paint a family portrait of the characters in watercolor, which you see above.

Anyway, I did a lot of drawing but here are my favorites from that adventure:

OMG almost forgot!!

I started selling artwork on my Etsy store!!! I'm still in the process of setting up each item, but I have 6 things up there right now. Please check it out! Help support my watercolor habit!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gesture Drawings of Gracie and Honker

Well, the figure drawing session was canceled yesterday for some reason, so I decided to draw my dogs.
This is my dog Honker sleeping. She's compact and muscular which makes her great for anatomy studies. About Honker; Honker doesn't understand ownership and playing with toys. She much prefers fishing and hunting outside. She has caught squirrels, rabbits, and fish. We didn't teach her that, but I think since her previous owners neglected her she just learned to hunt to stay alive. She is an expert at catching grasshoppers out of the air. As a result, when we toss popcorn in the air for her she catches them with ease. Anyway, the problem with dogs is that they get uneasy being stared at, so she crawled into her crate after these few drawings...

These next ones are of Gracie. She doesn't like being stared at either, so she's always rotating, always facing away from me. Luckily I got a few good ones. While Honker is squat and muscular, Gracie is built more like a ballet dancer. She's long and lean but also strong. She's undefeated at Tug-of-war vs other dogs despite her tiny frame. She isn't a hunter like Honker but plays non-stop. The only thing she has "hunted" was a turtle, whom she brought back to us alive and well. We put him back in the lake. Unlike Honker, Gracie can't catch for shit. We throw popcorn at her and she kind of braces herself for impact, then eats it off the floor.
I love my two dogs!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sketchbook - Trucks, Cars, People, Goats

 Went to the zoo today, drew these...

 I only had an hour to draw the goats before it started pouring!! Bummer. The zoo trip ended quickly.