Wednesday, January 31, 2007

"David of Sassoon" Color Work

In an attempt to make something presentable to my potential internship masters, I cleaned up and colored David and his horse. (No size comparison here; these are separate images) I have one more character--Melik, David's half brother--to clean up, and probably do a few more sketches of. I'm glad to say I'll make my Friday deadline (that will make it a one-week turnaround), but hopefully not at the expense of some, um, other stuff. --L

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

David of Sassoon

Here are some ROUGH ideations for my "test" for Hayasa Pictures. This is David of Sassoon, the archetypal, epic hero of Armenia. I've put him in various types of armor...assyrian and byzantine, mostly. There's not much 10th century Armenian costume/armor reference out there!

Monday, January 22, 2007

A Day of Doodles...

I did some "supplements" for my portfolio today...a couple unicorn concepts to add to a page of the same subject, for a shiny new portfolio due this Friday in BFA.

I also did yet another "girl sketch." I was inspired by the new races from the World of Warcraft expansion, and also some wicked cool icesickles Josh and I saw this weekend at Tahoe. I thought I'd try the "I'll just splash some color on this" theory/method/idea...not sure how successful it is, but it's a start...

Monday, January 15, 2007


I haven't been drawing all that much this break, but I strongly believe in actually taking a break when one is given. It seems to me that when we all come back to classes, and start drawing 20 hours a day again, we've "digested rats" and are all the better for it. It's nice to be just doodling too...drawing whatever strikes my fancy :-). I picked up an awesome book of Leonardo's sketches and notebooks ($20 bargain book at Border's everybody!), which serves for fabulous inspiration and great studying...thus I was fabulousy inspired to do this drapery study. Also...some more women wearing STUFF. I love the costuming part of character design, and have been having a jolly time drawing women draped and decorated with all kinds of things, cow skulls included, hehe. So here! ~SPLAT!~ some drawings!! --L

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Bits and Pieces...

Here's a cross-section (that means the okay-looking stuff) of what I did over Christmas. Not much, I know! The first is my earth-mother-winter-Christmas-queen woman. I've been doing lots of draped ladies, so I decided to do a drapery study: behold, a throw blanket on a chair. The last I doodled after seeing the Whistler exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art. It was mostly Whistler's engraving sketches, and a whole lot of stuff that looked unfinished (the collection was bequethed [sp?] to a Scottish University upon Whistler's demise...which means the art is stuff that did not sell or was unfinished, which seemed to very much be the case with the oil paintings, although the engravings were delightful.) I suppose this sketch (of mine) has a good bit of Dickens Faire inspiration too...I think she looks very, well, period :-). Enjoy the mishmash...--L

P.S. Here is evidence of my joining THE DARK SIDE! AAAH!