Sunday, December 30, 2012

Virtual Campfire Challenge #1 - Self portrait based on a favorite character

A group of my friends who we refer to ourselves as the Virtual Campfire (since we spend a good amount of time while we're working sitting in a Facebook message chat together shooting the shit or critiquing each other's pieces) have set weekly challenges for each other during this winter break.  The first one was a self portrait based on a favorite character of ours.

I chose Calvin and Hobbes as mine.  Bill Watterson has always been somewhat of a personal hero of mine and I own all his books.  It's actually rather amazing to see the evolution of his artwork through the years he did C&H and in the end, his mastery of colors is truly excellent.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012


1 hour - Digital
Movie still, Elrond from "Return of the King"

Saturday, December 22, 2012


1 hr - Digital

Ugh.  I need to step away and loosen up on these paintings.  Really unhappy with how this turned out so spent an extra hour painting over it and just having some fun.  Tried to  recapture my sketchy kind of style.  Below is the results.  A little happier with it but time to move on.

Tried something new and recorded the hour like my buddy Russell.  Interesting to see each other's process in how we tackle the painting. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

STICK A FORK IN ME. AHHHHhhhhhhhhh......

Final projects are done!  Fairly happy with my sack pantomime, ehhhhh about my enchanted forest painting (but maybe I'll go back in with some photoshop and do some touchup :-D)  This semester was intense.  The workload was by far the most I've ever encountered and now that I'm finished... I just want to do MORE.  Got projects and goals lined up for the holidays that I'm so excited to get to.  AHhhh, I can't wait!

And w/o further ado... here they are!

And..... Badger badger badger badger badger.....  Learned a lot on this project.  First... I don't like painting.  Second... I should've spent more time in the planning stages to really nail down a good composition.  Ahh, hindsight is 20/20.  Time to start work on my own stuff!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Last push of the semester!

Last week of classes and then a week of finals and I'll be closing the chapter which was this semester.  Honestly, I don't think I've worked this hard in my life!  But the greater the struggle the greater the payoff right?  I think I've taken a leap in skills and knowledge again these past few months and I threw a portfolio together for class and because I actually have some stuff I'm kinda proud of. ^_^

This semester has been awesome.  I've had a distinct lack of sleep but a small price to pay for everything I've gained.  Not only in my schoolwork but I also made some really good friends as well.

Looking forward to the break and soaking up the family time. ^_^  Grey and Char are going to get sick of me by the end of it, wahahhaha :-D

Anyways to start off, here's a taste of my final sack pantomime.  About 50% done; gotta finish drawing the inbetweens for the sack and chain and time it out better to the music.  Also, you'll have to imagine that there is a chain that is shackling him to the bottle for the first half of the animation.  :-D

And my portfolio for now: