Thursday, December 17, 2009

Finals, finals, finals

Here's my character design final. 

My Animation final is coming up! I didn't have time to finish it to the degree that I wanted, so it will be up for your viewing pleasure after the holiday break. 
Here's the first assignment I worked on for that class. 

It still needs a lot of work, but this was a huge stepping stone for me and I learned a lot.
As a side note, if you haven't seen Disney's The Princess and the Frog yet, go see it. 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Emulation week 2

First up is a old man enjoying a game of golf, done in the style of French artist Sylvain Marc.
This flapper girl was done in  the style of art nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha.

That's all for now.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Emulation week 1

This week in character design, we were assigned to emulate an artist with a style completely different from what we normally draw in. Since I never draw anime, I decided to take a whack at it. So I emulated the Korean artist Hyung-tae Kim, specifically his work on Magna Carta. I feel like I got the anime look down alright, but not Hyung-tae Kim's look down. So I'll be trying this again soon! It was crazy fun. 
This is Suzume. She's a werewolf that has a hard time finding her balance between the animal world and the human world. She helps a mysterious party of renegade gypsies by using her ability to transform into a large wolf, but feels like she is more of a danger to the group than help. She is proficient at sword fighting as well as tracking. She rarely tells anybody her condition and trusts very few people.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More animals and sketches

I like to draw people 3 times uglier than they really are. 

Week two of animal designs for Character Design. I chose a vain Golden Lion Tamarin monkey, an elk who's apart of a sled dog team, and the Scottish mythical beast Cat S├Čth.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Hey all, 
The assignment for this week in Character Design was animals, my favorite drawing subjects. 
I had fun with these ones!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sketches and Stories continued

Here are some shots from my sketchbook:

The character design assignment for this week was to create a story image with a hero and a villain from last week. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Of heroes and villains

Stereotypical heroes and villains, non-stereotypical heroes and villains.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Recent assignments for Character Design. The first was to caricature a celebrity, so I chose Charlie Chaplin. The emotions for him were fear, dreamy, happy, sad, and psycho.
Next was to do a self caricature. The emotions were silent leader, quiet killer, fancy free, vain, and easily irritable. 

Both assignments were a lot of fun! 

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Character Design

Hello all, 
Just a quickie post before life gets too hectic. 
I'm taking Ryan's Character Design class this semester, and it has been awesome. 
First up are the silhouettes from last week. The themes were witches, spacemen (or women, in my case), female construction workers, and butlers.  

The first assignment was to design a hillbilly and a maid.

The next was to design something out of a shape. The first was from a shape generator, the second I designed from a shape I just scribbled out. 
Next we were to design a person or beastie out of trees, rocks, or clouds. 

I've also got a ton of sketchbook pages piling up, so stay tuned. 

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I haven't posted any gestures or sketches in a while, so here they are. 
Having fun with some characters of mine. 
It's of some interest to note that I love the show The #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I drew these next two while I was watching it last week. 

These were drawn whilst visiting my favorite place in the world,  Newport Beach CA. 

While this thing was drawn whilst waiting for my sister to register for classes back here in Utah. 
Stephanie and I frequently visit the mall to sketch the local scene. 
Ah, here's Steph now.