Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Blue Room

Over the past few days I've been working
on a new project based on an urban legend.
A few years after Mary Winchester died
Harry Houdini went to the Winchester
house with a medium. She was there to 
prove that she could interact with those 
who are beyond the grave. He was there
to prove she could not. What else happens
in the story is still in flux, but that's the gist.

I played around with mediums and colors
just to get out a few rough ideas. Starting
with pencil and in a more cartoony style is
my comfort zone, but it allowed me to focus
mainly on the personalities. 

With this drawing I was worried less
about getting the character into it, and 
more about drawing in a style inspired
by Arthur Rackham, focusing on lines, 
patterns, textures and colors. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Urban Legends

Today we got our new assignment
and I'm already excited. I don't exactly
know what story we're going with, but
I just wanted to get my feet wet. I read
a few creepy stories about ghosts, demons
and aliens and just started painting the little
ideas that would pop into my head.

I also wanted to see what I could push
with a lack of saturation or complete
saturation, low key and high key, etc.
Really I just wanted to play. 

I also talked to my teammates and 
it looks like we should be able to
try something new involving glass.

basically, I'm excited. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


What have I done recently you might ask?
Not a whole hell of a lot. A 30 minute study
and some revised character designs. But life 
stuff has happened. I got to put together a 
portfolio and I realized that portfolio's aren't
exactly something you can rush. It's also something
that you slowly put together overtime.
I also got to go to CTN animation expo
this year! that was amazing and inspiring!
I got to meet some amazing artists, and I got
a few interviews which were more than
fantastic. I'm off to another class though.
Happy thanksgiving to everyone!