Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Halloween Doodle


I have to say, out of the classic Halloween Monsters, I think the werewolf is my favorite. Lol the idea here is that this werewolf, when he's a human, works at a very busy McDonald's. It's a good job, the only issue is there is a high demand for working nights. He's filled out shift requests asking not to be scheduled at night, even medical requests, but his manager isn't buying it. Little does he know . . . :)


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Peter Pan Sketches first round


Influence Map




I finally made an influence map! I've wanted to do one of these forever, but could never justify spending the time on it. Then, it was an assignment in Justin Kunz' Concept class! There are a few more to add that have started to influence me since I finished this, ie Craig Mullins, but.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Emulation


This is a speedpainting from yesterday, touched up a bit this morning. The idea was to emulate Craig Mullins, whose work I have admired for a long time now. I've been going for a lot of realism in some of my pieces, but looking at Craig Mullins' work I really liked how much power he obtains in part by simplifying. It was intimidating at first to try to figure out his working methods, especially as he hasn't published any video tutorials to my knowledge, but I think I found some techniques that approximate the look. After being so meticulous with some of my other paintings it felt really nice to be loose; it felt kind of like the creative figure drawing class I took with Ryan Woodward.  I think I will continue to pull influence from him Craig Mullins in the future, especially for concept work.