Friday, January 29, 2010

Alice Final Finally

Alice Finished

Here's the finished version of the Alice in Wonderland piece, I was going to post the progress pics from the week but ultimately the finished version is what matters. This is basically my most elaborate purely digital piece so any feedback would be really helpful/appreciated (like even more than usual). Took a lot longer than I thought it would, almost quit and just painted it a couple of times but ultimately stuck with it.

p.s. trying flickr for the photo hosting because blogger/picasa's tendency to wash out really whacked this one out so we'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I haven't forgotten the post a day pledge but I'm working on a more complicated piece (the alice one I started a while ago and abandoned) so I'll be posting a final with progress shots from everyday probably friday. You can see the first one here

Friday, January 22, 2010

Colored Denim Dress

Not sure the colors on this are quite right yet.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Peter Pan

Here are a few quick Peter Pan design sketches from today, not sure where these are going

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Marvel Girl Colored

Bah missed my before midnight deadline by 15 minutes, it was around 10 and I realized that I only work I'd done today was something I can't share here yet so I thought i'd color my Marvel Girl from last week. Then I started tinkering with the texture work and suddenly it's later than I intended. Oh well.

I was thinking that if an X-men movie was based on the Jim Lee era stuff they should cast Christina Hendricks to play Jean/Marvel Girl/Phoenix.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Antler Girl Colored

I intended to have more than just a colored version of the antler girl today but it took a lot longer than I thought it would, still maybe needs some work (I think I want to play with the texture a bit.)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Some days it just doesn't happen

I have a fairly sizable pile of crumpled up papers next to my desk, this is the only thing from today I didn't hate. Did manage to get a surprising number of job application done today though.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Antler Girl

Busy day I have two projects in progress that I can't share yet and was teaching today so I was worried I wouldn't get a chance to post but here I am. A little close to the deadline of the end of the day but I hear that these days anything before 1:05am counts as tonight so I guess I've got time to spare.

Someone told me about a year ago that antler girls are over, I don't care. Maybe they can be vintage by now or something. I realized that these last few girls would be fun painted and put in ornate round gold frames so I may start searching thrift stores for some frames like old time-y portraits.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another Vintage Lady

I have this amazing book about hairstyles of the world/history that I've been looking at quite a bit lately because I realized that I use a lot of the same hairstyle. I'm stuck right now in the 1700-1800 European hair section because it's awesome. I was going for kind of 17th century meets new wave/punk but I think I may have just ended up with pirate hooker.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Somewhat Georgian Colored

Spent most of the day driving around trying to find supplies and working on an assignment so here's a quick coloring of the vaguely 18th century lady for a few days ago, just barely squeeking this in before midnight. Still working on the digital color business, and there are parts that are more successful than others but a good practice.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Marvel Monday [slash] Music Monday

Around some parts of the web it's Marvel Monday an activity that I've been meaning to take part in for quite some time. So here's a quick Marvel Girl drawing (probably the best of Jean Grey's costume decisions)

Bonus here's something that I've did a while ago but forgot about until someone reminded me. I'm taking part in this project called the nomadic playlist (a project I happen to be holding up at the moment with my next addition cause I'm lame), it's a traveling sketchbook and thumb drive where a song is illustrated in the sketchbook and added to the thumb drive. This is my page for Mount Eerie's Voice in Headphones and I will update with my next one once I stop being lame.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Somewhat Georgian

Started off as a Marie Antoinette/Georgian type woman and became um... something else.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Military-esque Jacket

I need to come up with some real projects.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Shaggy Dress Girl

Still kind of mid crisis (though thankfully significantly less) and didn't have much time today to myself today so I decided to try and fix the legs and color the girl from friday's post.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Quick post before I collapse

After a total of one consecutive day of my hopefully post a weekday goal I almost missed a post because of a slight family emergency. So here's a quick drawing I did today in a hospital waiting room, hopefully more substantial posts to come but now I'm off to bed. Please excuse the club hands.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Time to make a change

It's been kind of a wild year what with grad school and moving back and forth between continents a couple of times and now doing the whole job hunt thing (p.s. if any knows of somewhere looking for a jr designer, assistant creative director, or that sort of thing please get in touch where isn't so much an issue as I'm looking to move somewhere else anyways).

So I was kind of awful at posting on a regular basis in 2009 so my biggest resolution for the year is to drastically change that. Since the goal is to make illustration my actual job it's time to start treating it as such so my goal for this year is a new post every day monday through friday. Just at least something; a quick sketch, progress shot, preferably something more substantial.

Right so lets kick this thing off, lately I've been at quite a loss for ideas lately and I realized that I've never done the illustrate classics type of assignments so it's as good a place to start as any. I've been working on this first one (Alice in Wonderland) for a week or so, restarting several times.

Some sketches trying to get the look of characters right.

Okay so I got the drawing and then decided to go straight to the coloring without inking, most because I was feeling lazy.

Ultimately I decided that was a mistake because when it came to actually doing the line work on my tablet things just looked wrong.

And I scrapped it and spent a good deal of time today inking this and plan to move onto coloring it next.

Bonus: here's another fashion-y girl drawing I realized after scanning it and looking at it again that the legs are wrong, but the parts look pretty okay on their own.