Thursday, September 25, 2008

Holy flapjacks, Batman!

Sorry for the lack of updates. School started and things got a little crazy after that. School is awesome, by the way. I love the animation classes I'm taking. I'd just like to say how completely excited and overjoyed I am that I'm in the program! Here's to the next four most excellent years.
Okay, art time. (Not to be confused with Adventure Time)

Watercolor painting. It was an activity for an awesome book called Prepare to Board. The prompt was "I must."
Final for story boarding. I still have some line work to rework on this guy, but I'm uploading him for now. This is Benny, the socially handicapped rooster. He was raised by ducks and is surrounded by ducks, so he naturally has a social-phobia to work out. He can't fly or swim, but he's the largest and easily the most beautiful animal at the pond. He believes that he's a misfit and hates talking to other animals for fear of saying something completely ridiculous. He's insecure, shy, and painfully tries his best to fit in. About the only thing he's good at is being kind and crowing, which the other animals hate. Poor guy.

Large sketchdump. Hard to see from here, so click here to see it in higher resolution and a description of what each of the pictures are.

Okay, so Hawk drew this fabulous picture of me just because she's awesome like that. I was so pleasantly surprised! So I decided to draw her a picture too. Here she flying on the back of a hawk gryphon. Inspired by the comics Herobear and The Kid, which I absolutely adore.

Remember this guy? He's my character, turned into a giant bird creature. Because he can do that.

That's all for now, folks.


Mrs. Eliza said...

It's about time! I've been missing your drawings.

The Spradlin Family said...

Claire, I love it when you blog. I love seeing your drawings. Just when I think you can't get any better than the cowboy, you post these. I LOVE THEM! My favorite has got the be Benny. I love how cute he is and you just feel sorry for him. We need to start on all of our books.

Aaron said...

Wow, quite a post, packed to the brim with awesomeness (and just a hint of spirit fingers). Great work on the rooster (very well-developed his personality!). Love the cookie jar thieves, too!

Oh, and a big THANK YOU for becoming a follower of my blog! It's good to know that other people actually sometimes read what you post.

Aaron said...

"Very well developed his personality"? Something got lost in translation here...

koryface said...

All of these are very nice. I really like the birds, and your stylization is getting better every drawing. Great stuff.

Hilary and Morgan said...

i have some bad news...apparantally all three of the jo bro's have girlfriends.
i think a hitman is in order.
p.s. your art is AMAZING!!!!

Lindsey said...

You are absolutely pure talent! I can't wait to see what your creative mind comes up with next.

Scarlet Verdeja said...

hey! i really liked benny! keep it up! sorry it took me a long time to find your blog, i kept mispelling it for a while :( but i got now i know where it is :)