Friday, December 29, 2006

Long time no post :O

wow, almost a month! I'm so ashamed, lol. I've been really busy with the end of school, and on top of it, I was sick. I'm feeling mucho better now though. working on my portfolio for NAPD again (I went to the one in Vancouver a couple of weeks ago, and it sort of sucked), this time in Seattle. I'm hoping to get my portfolio reviewed by Calarts, even though I already applied, it'll help me for Sheridan, I think (and in general)... I drew over 25 hands yesterday, and attempted to draw some cats... I'll upload more of that stuff later, after NPD is over.
this is just random stuff... character designing both a self portrait kind of character and more of the goblin... kind of got his face figured out, and most of his body.
lots of work to do XD

Monday, December 04, 2006

random people sketches

drew some random folks at school. it was pretty fun, though drawing people playing volleyball is tough, so I ended up with a bunch of ass shots. how embarassing D:
I need to do that more though, it's a good exercise, you can fail at drawing people if they aren't naked. :O

Thursday, November 30, 2006

last post of november! some lifedrawing and sketches

okay, first of all, WTF vancouver?? we NEVER get snow this early, if at all (if we do, it's like, 5cm at the most) and now we have a good foot of snow on the ground. it's actually really nice. except when you need to bus/drive/go anywhere. I went to a siggraph panel on stop motion... absolutely awesome, even if the speakers were a little slow. I love what they can do/have done with that medium :O
this is the end of my portfolio postings... just some lifedrawing stuff. a couple I just noticed now aren't very good... bah, it's mailed already. I can do new ones for sheridan. I think the bigger one is 30 minutes, and the rest are 1-10 minutes.
and some little character design things I was having fun with in my itty bitty sketchbook, maybe want to do a turnaround of a goblin/ogre type thing for a turnaround. I'm having problems making him ugly, though. and a lot of the sketches are the same.
working on BGS!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

1st portfolio mailed!! :)

not going to post all of my portfolio stuff from calarts. but here's some of it, and basically what it looks like. it think it was about 25 pages all together? and 15 of those were lifedrawings. dunno if I'll post any lifedrawings.
anyways, it was 8/11 photo paper spiral bound in a book, and I mailed it priority today! pretty scary.

stuff that I need to work on for my next portfolios (sheridan, capilano):
backrounds, PERSPECTIVE holy smokes. wow I sick at BGS :P
more pushed expressions/poses in character designs.
less pretty color, more drawing >:B
and HANDS!
I've got a lot of work to do. but I'm pretty psyched. this is so much fun. <3
having the open house at capilano this past weekend was really helpful, I got my portfolio reviewed by a lot of people, and talked lots. NAPD is next weekend, so this is really good for progression.
and learning is good.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

scanning portfolio stuff... yeeerg

these aren't for my portfolio... just stuff i did this weekend, with the exception of the self portrait (that's from my UBC class...)
fiddled around with the first in photoshop a little bit. it is actually seeringly, disgustingly colored IRL. it's really gross actually. disaturation ftw.
meh. back to scanning.

Saturday, November 04, 2006



Saturday, October 21, 2006

I hate them.
playing around with marker airbrushing... fun... but frustrating.
They're better than what else has been coming out recently (there was a good 3-4 sketches under these that I erased.)
I think I'm experiencing some artistic frustration lately. Sometimes I wonder if I have what it takes to do this whole art thing. I get blocked so easily, it's scary. And I haven't made any fully done pieces in ages and ages... I have a portfolio due in a month and a half, and I'm so not ready.

the moral is, less talking, more drawing.
so shut up already and DRAW.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

two weeks of not posting... and about three more to come. sorry for the hiatus.
2 things from my baby sketch (both unproportional X_X)
and what sort of generic russian names are there other than vladimir and boris? though I rather like the name vlad...
gah the top one is so badly proportioned. :(

Monday, September 25, 2006

a couple of things from my sketchbooks

A couple of random things... I've been working on a lot of stuff, but none of it is good enough, or original, or I get sick of it halfway through and never want to see it again. oddly enough, my best stuff has been in the margins of my math and calculus notebooks. maybe I'll post some of those, cos it's rather interesting how they happened.
I like the energy on these, but they could be more polished.

Monday, September 18, 2006

homebound unearthly?

10 min PS sketchy junk. i'm trying to get better at PS. i've got some other stuff i'm working on, but it's not done yet (the challenge being one of those things).
anyways, backstory! so every once in a while I get some spam with some hilarious title, in this case, "homebound unearthly". and sometimes, something comes out of it which is a little weird. this is a zombie girl who has to go through high school. it's hard to be cool when you are the undead ;_;. and she gets into horribly cliched gag situations, like her arm comes off during a game of kickball or something. poor dear.
i'm still sick too. BLAH.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

some gouache stuff i did in spare this morning

character design:

i started these in my spare block and finished them up when i got home. gouache on pastel paper, which is not a good idea. it buckles like craaaazy. i had fun though. i like the girl in the middle the best (these were all done on one 9" by 12")

for amusement, here are the preliminary sketches i did last night.

just wait until i get the new barenaked ladies album. then it'll all be better.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

more progress on the WIP...

I HATE BGs. I'm too lazy to think of something ahead of time, because I want to rush in and draw people. So because of this, i have a markered floating person.
I'll think of something, eventually.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

blah. reposting stuff from cap...

i'm sick. :(
but i pick up my paycheque on friday. whee. i need to draw more. here's an unfinished thing from cap. photoshop. the sketch itself is sort of weird, but i like the skin color, i guess.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

in which there is a large dumping of sketches

a bunch of stuff from the zoo. the rest was crap, so i didn't scan it. i like the burro the best, i think. the other ones don't really look like the animals.
the next thing is a wip. i started it before capilano started, and inked it like 2 weeks ago. now i don't know what to do with it. there's no bg either, because i'm lazy and wanted to draw pretty girls first. the anatomy's all off.

you all better get blog-thingies so i can feel cool and not retarded. plus i'll never update if no one else is doing it.