Friday, February 26, 2010

revengeeeee of the kittens..

Here is something that I just completed for Illustration 2. This assignment was to conquer our "illustration fears" and make a piece about a subject matter and with a medium that you hate/are scared of. So that explains the slightly-sketchiness. As you can probably tell, I don't like drawing animals or cutesy kitschy things, or action scenes, and I also am afraid of watercolor. Although I'm slowly getting over that fear.
Anyway.... here's Kitschy Cute Animals in Action, or

Honestly, I'm on the fence about this one. I like the puppy. The puppy I used for reference, although you might not be able to tell from this, is absolutely THE cutest puppy in the ENTIRE universe. It's just a little fuzzy ball of fluff. sleeping on the floor. So that made it a little better.
The weird stylized cats though... I don't know. I guess that was me trying to get away from my thing about realism, because when the cats were drawn realistically, they were just super creepy, definitely not cute at all. Jessica helped me out, recommending that I make them super loopy with the eyes really far apart, a little chibi-ized (I shudder to admit), etc. Hmm.

What do you think? Cute and adorable or vomit city?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

well THAT's not what I expected!

Here's the first assignment we did for illustration 1 - the final sketch and the final ink. The prompt was: "well, that's not what I expected!"
I have to say, looking up reference images and drawing zoot suits and creepster hairstyles was pretty entertaining.

I like the sketch more, but that's just me... what do you think?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Weapon of Awesome

Here is another thing I did for inking last semester that I really like :)
I haven't done anything totally substantial that I want to share yet really this semester but soon I will, probably by next week. All the first big-shot assignments for this semester are due then. Until then, Here's the coolest, funniest actor with the sweetest dance moves: Christopher Walken! (in stipple.)