Sunday, March 28, 2010

Haven't posted for awhile...

Sorry, was grossly busy. But I've made lots of stuff. This isn't all of it, just sketchbook stuff and some fashion illustrations.

OK, this was practice with photoshop coloring. I have been reading a lot of yaoi manga, (they have thousands of scantalations online! I never knew! My 13 year old self is weeping). But I always love the covers and inside art. Also, they often have fun engrish on the cover. I want to make faux yaoi covers, and this began as one, but then I actually kinda liked it and colored it, with that stupid touch pad on the laptop. I wish I at least had a mouse. So I got tired of it pretty quick, but the skin and hair of the one boy in the turquoise yukata came out nice, using layers. I'm gonna do more of these.

My teacher's still bumming on my about my manly chicks, but now she's good natured about it, seeing it's just my taste that she dislikes (the smaller eyes, thicker necks, broader shoulders, etc). I like this girl, she reminds me a bit of Hillary Swank.

My teacher was actually pretty happy with this one. She's kinda cute.
This is pretty close to how our model looks. She is so beautiful.

Portrait of a girl in my class, who has the hugest eyes I've ever seen, and was wearing an adorable pinstripe baseball shirt, which is a fetish of mine.

We had a boring looking model this day, so I drew different faces, making up chicks I would do.
Apparaently hook noses are a nono in fashion, but I love them. Also, I thought the pants we drew were fun.

Okay, this is stuff from my moleskine sketchbook, which I have been filling like crazy. It is so fun. The paper is really nice with ink and certain pens.
Trying to figure out this outfit Abel will wear like a hundred pages from now.

Girl and fox from my movie.

Jesus and John the Evangelist. Man, I love drawing these guys.
The one on the left is after a Pontormo, who's painting I love.
Last Supper Jesus and John. Eugh. Love them.

Cain and Abel, and early drawing of possible Reynardine.
Tadzio ideas for a terrible paint on glass animation I did.

Adult Reynardine. Not actually at all how I imagine him. I imagine him much manlier.


Tadzio and the other boy in their freaking outfits that make me crazy.

Satyr and Boy
Trying to figure outfits for a later part of the comic. Not done with it yet, but Abel's is inspired by Persian lady outfit. I'm excited for them to not wear rags.

Loosely inspired by Reynardine. I did this in 24 hours, which, I have to say, is ridonculously fast for me. I started it as a distraction for my Fox's Bride movie, but now I think I'll finish it.

[Edit] Damn, this doesn't have the whole video! Whatever, you'll see the whole thing soon enough.

Quick stop motion movie I made. I want to redo it as a longer movie, with more scenes, but I need to make these puppets better, and honestly, I am not super great at stop motion.

P.S. It's Allison's birthday or something whatev.

Friday, March 19, 2010

dead not sleeping

[edit] just in response to rachael's comment about detail, for some reason lately i've been really into lines and texture-y things as can be evidenced by this french class doodle.  theraputic. agreed.

Hey guys its me. I know i haven't posted in a while but here goes.  I've been really busy and as today is the day before spring break i am done and can post. so here are some of my more completed doodles.

A mother:

"no i was not there, on the church stair!"

from the cover of the Bhagavadgita

kind of klimpt-y i don't like it that much but its completed looking

skinny cowboy legs

including this for the hands. i think they look pretty okay. not too rusty

frank miller style?

Roro Mendut is a legend from Java and a movie about it

Also, dakota was afraid that i stopped drawing, so here is a pile of the doodles that i have that i am not posting due to them being crappy

Love y'all and i am going on spring break! i'll be in kentucky!!

also the 'dead not sleeping' thing is from dr. horrible's sing along blog. just fyi.

also lance mackey made history this week by being the only person to win the iditarod four times in a row. he's a cancer survivor too. he's wonderful.

Friday, March 5, 2010

yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.

I had to finish this before midterms otherwise I wouldn't be able to concentrate on ANYTHING.

Anyway, this is a short 17-page comic I conceived and executed over the last two weeks. Inspired by a 19th century short story called "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, the graphic novel "Sin City" by Frank Miller, and a little bit of the Bourne movies.

Tell me if this doesn't make sense. I'm really digging this no-words thing right now but I'm not sure my visual narrative capabilities are good enough to sustain it right now. (Left to right, top to bottom, just like sentences in a book.)

EDIT: (re: Dakota's comment)

Here is the quote that I am going to put at the beginning of this when I finally put together a book.

“He closed his eyes in order to fix his last thoughts upon his wife and children. The water, touched to gold by the early sun, the brooding mists under the banks at some distance down the stream, the fort, the soldiers, the piece of drift--all had distracted him. And now he became conscious of a new disturbance. Striking through the thought of his dear ones was a sound which he could neither ignore nor understand, a sharp, distinct, metallic percussion like the stroke of a blacksmith's hammer upon the anvil; it had the same ringing quality. He wondered what it was, and whether immeasurably distant or near by--it seemed both. Its recurrence was regular, but as slow as the tolling of a death knell. He awaited each stroke with impatience and--he knew not why--apprehension. The intervals of silence grew progressively longer, the delays became maddening. With their greater infrequency the sounds increased in strength and sharpness. They hurt his ear like the thrust of a knife; he feared he would shriek. What he heard was the ticking of his watch.”

--Ambrose Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (1890)

This last image is a preview for my next project. It's also going to be pretty short with no words...but it has Christian Bale turning into a polar bear so I'm pretty excited.