I'm off to serve an 18 month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I won't be online during that time, so no new art will be updated until I return. I have a lot of things planned for my return, including returning to animation. But until then, I'm going to happily serve as a missionary for the LDS church. I wanted to thank you all for supporting me in my artistic endeavors. I really appreciate all the feedback and critique I receive. I will see you all in 2012!
I feel like I don't finalize pieces enough. I have so much fun sketching out the emotions and expressions of characters that I sometimes stiffen up and lose all that character in the clean up process.
Here are two pieces that I splashed some color on. The first was a pencil sketch that I inked and colored in PS. To me, it seems pretty lifeless. The gesture was lost and there isn't much fun to the character or story anymore. The second sketch was a pencil sketch that I colored in PS without trying to ink it. I'm liking that one much better.
I'll work on keeping story in the clean up process.
And then there was a car accident. R.I.P., Eve. You were a good car.
Hannah was supposed to be Near and I was supposed to be L, both characters from Death Note. It...didn't turn out. Stephanie kicked our trash all over the place when she emerged as a cat from the musical "Cats". Her costume rocked.
Sketches and just-for-fun work that have popped up on my computer and in my sketchbook recently.
I recently received my mission call to Farmington, New Mexico. I'll be teaching the Navajo Native Americans, which is an exceptional honor for me. I drew myself in Native American garb to celebrate. My friend Hannah Stebar and I also started watching a series called Into The West, which explains the history of the American West and the Native Americans. Fantastic show, I highly recommend it.
My friend Chelsea entered the MTC! It was bittersweet; I'll miss her but she'll do great as a missionary.
The final for Advanced Storyboarding was to create 5 beat boards for a live action film. Ryan gave us a script to work off of. The plot involved dead bats, black magic, and a zombie. Fun stuff, to be sure.
Here are some dragon designs for a 2D animated short I'm going to start here soon. The story is about an aristocrat who's constantly being beat in competitions by his neighbor. A dog show is coming up, so our hero decides to order a pampered pooch in an effort to finally beat his next door nemesis. Instead, he gets a baby dragon.
This first set of sketches here are explorations on different head shapes and attitudes.
This guy was my final for a while until...
this guy showed up. Thanks to my dear friend Anthony Holden for tips on making his grin more mischievous.