Thursday, February 28, 2008

view out my bedroom window

This was a 5 minute sketch out my window. Tried to get the colors right. Sunset had just faded. I tried to get it first, but it was gone too quick, then all the colors changed.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


My brother, a fine artist in Columbus, has started a discussion about atheism and religious art. It's open to anyone for comment, so please check it out and share your thoughts!

More Armadillo Designs

So, we ended up going with a more anthropomorphosized design. Chris Welch did the lovely girl dillo (I tweaked this particular image a bit), and the guy was my attempt at her boyfriend. We may end up using a design close to this one! Cool! Anyway, my goal was to make her look even more feminine and cute by contrast with a goofy looking but masculine counterpart. I also wanted him to seem affectionate and likeable.

Old Armadillos

Just for fun, here are some very badly photoshopped together concept sketches for armadillo characters! None of these got used, but it was really fun to create them. The whole pointy face idea was vetoed pretty quick. Too bad, it looks so armadillo-y (although I know it would look really weird in 3d). My favorites were the ones wearing clothes and the one that looks like an upside down taco.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Here's more of me trying to teach myself to paint. It's a cactus.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Armadillo Environment

Here's an altered environment design for our senior film.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

More Paintings

I found a great book by Don Seegmiller about digital character painting in photoshop. The black haired fellow is the result of one of Don's tutorials. It's not my design, but I am proud of it... The top painting is Bruce Willis. He can blow up an airborne helicopter with an SUV. It's also my own design! I'm getting better, I think!

Some Guy Named Dale

His face disturbs me.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Head Painting Experiment

So, I'm trying to teach myself to paint a bit. I used a photo of one of my favorite super villains as reference, and I didn't trace/paint over it or colorpick! Hoorah! Of course, now I have some basic color splats down, and I don't really know how to progres further... Anybody want to give me a hint? Or flat out teach me to paint? My tools are Corel Painter and a tiny wacom pad (though for some reason, I don't think pressure is working...)

International Acclaim

I heard about a site meter from Joe's blog, and now I can see where I have visitors from! Cool! As of right now, I have had visitors from ever continent except Africa and Antarctica. Come on, Africans! Come on, Antarcticans! What's the deal?

Anyway, thanks, everybody, for your comments! As always, critiques are welcome.

Here you can check out my hit map.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Clint Eastwood

Here, I thought I'd try something, at least in some respect, completely different.

Evel Knievel Caricature

This guy deserves a caricature. I watched a documentary on Evel Knievel a while ago... It took about 8 tries before I was satisfied with him. Also, I really hope this hair style comes back. I would look awesome with it. Also the stars and stripes. Heck, I need a motorcycle, too.

Sebastian Kruger Caricature!

Sebastian Kruger is an amazing caricature artist as well as a portrait artist. From his expressive and outgoing nature, I'd guess his workshops are a hoot...

Check out my other caricatures!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Armadillo Design

These armadillo designs were based on one Shay did, which I happened to like a lot. We just needed it to be more teenager looking and have a more functional mouth. I attempted to work that out here. I also messed with colors a bit. Now it's My little Armadillo!

Of course, we decided to go a completely different direction. Too bad.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Environment Designs

Here is a concept environment for our senior film. In retrospect, they are not cartoony enough. Pixar came and looked at our stuff, and they said mine looked like a Coen brothers film... Ah, well. Sounds like a good thing to me.
I was going for more of a color and shape composition than I was going for any details. By the way, that's an abandoned gas station. Or Waffle House.