Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Attempting something?

Trying something out.  Yes?



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Whats this? An update?

I teach now, by the way.  High School Design Concepts.  Digital art work.  Caught up?  Cool.

Working with my students.  Made a portrait assignment for them.  As I gave it to them I picked a picture of a celebrity and started doing it at the same time as them to give them an idea of how I go about things.  Here is a VERY ROUGH step by step of what I did (through layers).  Some of it is out of order from how I actually worked, but still.  


I am also putting this up for a point of reference for my students if they need to come back to this for reference.


Step one, pick a picture.  Then do the base colors of the picture.  Middle tone.  No Highlights, No shadows.  (at least no major ones).



 
 Add eyes and mouth details.  Sometimes nose details.
 






Here is the finished variation, with the last few details I did not show in the step by step for the hair or ears.


Yay!  See you in six months or two years or whatever.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Big Update!

Okay I suck at updating. I know. I mean, all the things that have happened since I last updated? Oh man. I graduated, I did my senior show, I started to DM a Dungeons and Dragons campaign (lol nerd), I got hit by a car, I cured cancer, I performed real sorcery and turned a fish into a chicken (which actually killed itself by trying to go back into the water), and became a government specialized assassin in murdering communist threats using nothing but a Bass Guitar that is secretly also a machine gun.

Only some of that is true, I leave it up to you to decipher what is and what isn't.

Anyways, maybe I should post some art, eh?




This is a drawing of Colossus, which a 4th grade student that I had during student teaching asked me to draw for him by the end of the day. I have been meaning to draw at least one marvel character at that time so I drew it in an hour and gave it to him. I had fun with it.







These 8 children working is a bit I did for art education. All done in Adobe Illustrator. It was basically my final for the Art Ed senior show.




This is the most recent thing I did. It is a friend of mine from... well. I guess Kindergarten. We even went to the same college. His name is Derek. Either way, I decided to do some acrylic painting on bristol board and I decided to do a bit of color studies by doing some photoshop speed painting. This one seemed to turn out the most like I had imagined it to. The painting itself is still in process, although I completed most of it in about an hour and a half. This photoshop study took me aboutt an hour. Fun little quick project.



Honestly, that is kind of it for now. I have been trying to delve more into traditional lately. Hopefully this summer, I will acquire a job, and will do some painting on the side. :]

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Benjamin Reyes!

New style! Kind of... actually its kind of in the style of one of my biggest inspirations from illustrator artists. This style is based mainly off of the awesome Jessica Finson. Google her. She's awesome. I have been a fan of her art work for about 5 years now, and just watching her work has given me millions of ideas to grow into the style that I have been accustomed to.

I want to try this a bit more, so I hope to work on more of this style soon. (Kind of already am).





ALSO, the model in this image is the brother of my girlfriend. His name is Ben Reyes. He is a cool dude. Its his birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ampharos!

I had some issues with the pose. The proportions and perspective was giving me all sorts of problems. I still am not as happy as I would like to be with it, but I figured, its stylized and I wanted to make it look stylized. So I have to stop worrying about it.





I like this pokemon. One of my favorite electric types, right next to Lanturn. I tend to love most of the gen2 pokemon, maybe even more than I enjoy gen1... (I still love red and blue, dont get me wrong).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

What? MOTIVATION?!

Now that I am student teaching I am motivated to do some work. Really. I did 3 things this week, and I didn't even have to. Okay. 2 things. But the third one is being worked on right now and I seem to have a little trouble with it.


I don't know what it is but I am inspired to draw pokemon. As shown on my previous posts I have done Oddish and Wooper. Here is a list of a few more I think I may do....

Bolded = pokemon I really like
Italicized = Drawings I am working on.

Ampharos (Currently being worked on)
Cubone (sketch done)
Charamander (sketch done)
Weezing (thumbnailed partially)
Lanturn
Crobat
Spiritomb
Duskull
Pikachu (its a must... but I have a bad ass idea for it.)
Zubat
Butterfree
Breloom (thumbnailed partially)
Gengar
Nidoking

Just to name a few. Whether or not I do all of them... who knows. As you can see, and if you have ANY pokemon knowledge most of my favorite pokemon consist of poison types. Thats right. I freaking love the poison type.


This post is overall a reminder to myself. A list to remind me of things I could/should draw while I go through this semester. Hopefully student teaching won't eat ALL my time away. I want to work on some of these things...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

WOOPER?




I freaking love Wooper. He is probably one of my favorite pokemon from generation 2.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My favorite movie this year.

This year... eh... there were some AMAZING movies, and then just a whole lot of crap.

As for block busters...
-Inception was great and a lot of fun but it doesn't sit as my favorite movie this year.
-The Expendables was a lot of fun but you can't take it for anything more than that.
-Toy Story 3... don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved it, and it is amazing. I think I just built it up so high in my mind that when I saw it I was kind of just "eh" about it. (I do this a lot with movies I am super excited about, by the time I watch them, I just don't care).
-Harry Potter. DUH. Was awesome. But it is a Harry Potter movie, I don't expect Citizen Kane.
-Iron Man 2. I liked it a lot. But again. I don't expect any Citizen Kane.


Also, its oscar bait month. And I suck at going to the movies during oscar bait month. I usually wait till they come out on DVD. I am excited for Black Swan, The Illusionist (looks so beautiful), The Kings Speech, and of course, True Grit. I can't wait to see how these play out in the Academy Awards though.


BUT. MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF THE YEAR. THE MOVIE THAT I SAW IN THEATERS 4 TIMES AND WATCHED HUNDREDS OF TIMES AT HOME.


(click on this link if the video image is cut off to see the whole image)

I watch near 10 movies a week, watching 4 in a day sometimes. I have seen things that blow my mind and stories that are so epic I go in fits of obsession for days thinking about it. That being said, I freaking love this movie. This movie is like heroin for the soul. I have never felt this way about any movie until I saw this in theaters.

The flying sequences had me in awe as they were literally breathtaking and beautiful. There are times where I literally grip my seat and lean forward afraid for the Hiccup and Toothless. And the soundtrack has got to be the most amazing soundtrack I have heard composed for a movie. If John Powell does not get a nod for this during Oscars I will punch someone.




I had to post this. Why? Because it inspires me. I research the heck out of everything I am interested in. I watch movies so often I am numb to a lot of things. Information flows into my skull and out again and I absorb it and move on. Not much really digs into my mind and truly inspires me... But this movie... this movie is the first thing in years that has the ability to make me turn into mush... every single time I see it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Brandy

I am too poor to buy gifts. So I draw pictures for people instead.



This here is a gift to my mother. As well as my sister really. And to myself kind of. It is our dog who recently died 2 months ago. We had NO idea she was going to die until about an hour before she was put to sleep. She was born in our house, and she was with us for 11 years. The odd thing is that she was literally still like a puppy, and completely active. So it was weird to have it be so sudden.

Anyways, it was done in Adobe Illustrator. I did it in about... 6 hours? Maybe? There are some other things I may do to it still. Those ears drove me crazy.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Oddish edits


I did some minor edits to the last image I did. I lightened up Oddish a bit, and desaturated and lightened up the flowers a bit as well so they weren't as vibrant. I may need to change it again.