Saturday, May 27, 2006

Horsey Bits

Some Sketchbook doodles... inspired by Heinrich Kley.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"Little Lewis" Color Key Painting

Here's the final color key painting for the "Little Lewis..." project, and some color comps...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

"Little Lewis" Interiors

Hooray! I have finally finished the black and white interior drawings for "Little Lewis Has Had a Lovely Sleep," AKA, the final VizDev project of the semester. I took a risk with using Photoshop, instead of my usual graphite, but I'm pleased with the results so far. The only thing I am really having trouble with is how CLEAN everything is. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to maintain the integrity of the marks, in Photoshop?

Monday, May 15, 2006

A Character Design

This is a design for "Emily Vales," from a short story entitled "Little Lewis Has Had a Lovely Sleep." This is the last project for VisDev, and I'm having a bit of fun with it. I've decided to set the story in 1940s Cuba, instead of 1970s Australia, and so I am having fun with architecture, set dressing, and character design. There's nothing in the story indicating Ms. Vales' appearance, so I decided to make her a large, Black, Cuban woman. I'm diggin' the project and will post up some interior drawings in a few days. Erin, sorry it took me so long to get this up...I hope it gives you some ideas :-). --L

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Final Crunch

In case you've been wondering why I've been so bad at posting lately, it's finals time. So I have some drawings for you. Mostly I've been working on VisDev projects, animation, and doing some horse drawing. Here's a page of horses I just posted on ACME.

I have squeezed in a bit of sketchbook time, here and there. Some palm trees, and a neanderthal...

Our new project in VisDev is a whole development of a short story called "Little Lewis Has Had a Lovely Sleep." I'll have character designs and interiors to post up sometime soon...hopefully soon, since it's due in just a couple weeks! Stay tuned :-) --L

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Color Comps

Okay, so it's not the end of the Widow Ching--Pirate, like I thought. Our final project in VisDev is a color rendering, so here are a couple little color comps. I didn't go too in-depth with them, since they're supposed to be little studies. I primarily used the Duotone function for the base color, then worked over it. I haven't decided if the final painting is going to be physical or digital paint...either way, the method is the same, and if I do Photoshop, I'll work over the top of this existing comp.

Thanks to the mysterious YODA, who left me an anonymous comment. I'm curious as to your real identity! And thanks for visiting my blog, oh wise master :-).

Oh, and finally a new "sketch of the week." We've been assigned animal drawings for the remaining weeks of the semester. I was allowed to do a horse, which makes me very happy, so the majority of new, fresh, non-visdev drawings are horses (when are they not!) This is just a, two minutes tops...but I HAD to change the drawing!

Check back over summer...I'll be posting stuff like crazy, out there in Wyoming. --L