Saturday, January 12, 2013

Alice in Wonderland cover and more!

It's been way too long since I last posted something. I really need to stop being lazy and start working harder. Even though I haven't been posting, I have at least been practicing in my defense. In any case I wanted to post a few penciled comic boards. For those of you who don't know I'm a big fan of sequential art...especially comics. If I could do that for the rest of my life and make a decent living off of it I'd be happy plain and simple. Definitely would be a dream come true.

Here are two assignments for class. The first is a penciled cover based on the theme of Alic
e in Wonderland. The second is a couple of pages I did that was based on a true event that actually happened in my life. I had a lot of fun doing both. Both were penciled with a lead holder and mechanical pencil with 2H lead. Then I went to photoshop and cleaned them up while darking the levels a bit. Hopefully my drawing and understanding of values gets a lot better. You can see drug test kit's in this site. Because I know I really need to kick up the contrast on both, especially the party scene. I did that one a couple of months ago and now I see what he was talking about (I've also been looking at countless penciled works of professional artists). Anyways, advice is always accepted.

Monday, January 7, 2013

This one was special.

This was an illustration I did of my friend for her upcoming birthday. Took me quite some time to finish because I was really slow with everything. I wanted to try and be as accurate as I could. Especially since I wasn't working from that great of a photo. There are still some things I see in it that I don't like, but I tried my best within the time span. I had to send it to her quickly so that it will arrive around the time of her actual birthday. The tools I used on this one were various forms of charcoal pencil, compressed charcoal, and I did the highlights with a white charcoal pencil.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

More quick sketches and first portrait painting.

Here are some ten minute sketches I did at a workshop today. It was one of the fashion workshops at my school. I usually go to the illustration and fine arts workshops we have, but I wanted to try a workshop on Tuesday nights. Not as great as the illustration and fine arts ones, but it's good enough. Oh and another big reason I went is because all the cute girls at my schools are fashion majors haha.

This painting drove me nuts!!! I'm pretty new to painting and this was my first true portrait using oils. Took me like three weeks and seven or eight workshops just to get it to this level. Yeah I'm slow as heck. Quite frustrating, but I'm anxious to get better!!! I didn't have time to do the details in her jacket and she still looks too tan...almost sun burnt!

Missed Communication.

These three comic pages are another assignment from class. The premise was about a man and a woman having to meet on a street corner. Unfortunately they accidentally meet on opposite ends. The man starts to think he's been stood up. However, little does he know the very same woman he's trying to meet is across the street trying to get his attention. Unfortunately she's unsuccessful and the man leaves believing he's been stood up.

As students we had to do our best to try and illustrate this story. I didn't think I could do it in two pages, so I opted to do it in three. There are some things I don't like...some which are obvious, others more subtle...but I'm trying to get better as fast as I can so I don't have to endure these tough days for too much longer.