Thursday, December 13, 2012

Santa

Hello everyone. With the holidays around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do a quick sketch of Santa.   I really had fun drawing this Santa. He's a character that I have always found enjoyable to draw.
On a side note, I am currently working on developing a new character design/visual development portfolio. The new portfolio is going to be taking up the majority of my free time. So with that being said, I will try my best to post here as much as possible.
As always, I hope you guys enjoy my Santa sketch. Thanks for stopping by:)


Monday, November 12, 2012

Real Life Heroes

Wow! It feels like I've been away forever! I hope everyone is doing great.
I wanted to share some drawings/designs I did over the weekend.
Here are a handful of WWI soldiers/personnel designs. I definitely enjoyed drawing these characters. I purposely wanted to keep the drawings fairly loose and sketchy. As much as I love painting my designs, sometimes its nice to just sketch black and white.
The reason why I chose this subject matter was because Sunday, November 11th was Remembrance Day in Canada. I wanted to in my own way pay tribute to the brave soldiers. In doing so, I also decided that since it's Movember, I thought it'd be fun to have each one of these characters sport a mustache.
With so much history on this topic to be researched, I really hope to explore this era further and hopefully create visually engaging designs/characters that do them justice. I hope you all enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by:)






Monday, October 1, 2012

Fire Breathing Dragon

I had so much fun creating and painting the dragons from my previous post that I decided to work on another dragon. I knew when I started working on this piece I wanted the dragon to be in the air.The stormy looking clouds/sky was an extension to that idea. For the fire, I wanted it to look stylized, yet still feel like fire. Who knew drawing and painting dragons would be so much fun! I had a blast working on this. No pun intended lol. I hope you all enjoy it as well. Thanks for stopping by:)



Monday, September 24, 2012

Dragons

Here are a few dragon designs/paintings I recently created. Even though dragons are fictional, mythical creatures; I wanted the feel of the designs/posing to be rooted in animals that exist in our world. I really had a lot of fun working on these guys. I hope you all enjoy them also. Thanks for stopping by:)





Friday, September 14, 2012

Soccer: Benched

Here's a sketch of a young soccer player who isn't too thrilled about being benched.
I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by:)




Sunday, September 9, 2012

Animation: In or Out?

Here is a little animation piece I created. This is just a quick play blast. The rig is a variation of the Norman Rig...which is awesome by the way. The audio clip is of Dick Van Dyke from Night at the Museum. I quickly modelled a simple desk, chair and background objects. It felt really great doing this animation. I had a lot of fun working on it. I hope to have some 2D animation up in the near future. Please click the youtube link below to view.
I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by:)



Saturday, September 1, 2012

80's Prom

Here is a blast from the past,... so to speak. The 1980's style and fashion had so much personality. This decade is so much fun to reference because everything felt like it had a mind of it's own. Everything from the hair to the funky colours and extra large shoulder pads lol It was a lot fun looking at photos from the 80's. I really enjoyed being silly and over the top in my design and colour choices.
I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by:)







Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cable Car Ride

Here is another painting that was inspired from my visit to San Francisco earlier this summer. Riding the cable cars was such a great experience despite the long lines to hop onto them. You really get to see the city and get a feel for its unique landscape while aboard one of them. It was a lot of fun! I had a blast painting this and can't wait to visit again.
I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by:)



Friday, July 13, 2012

Boudin Bakery Reversal

This painting was inspired by a famous bakery I visited on a recent trip to beautiful San Francisco. The Boudin Bakery is famous for their sourdough French bread; which is absolutely delicious btw! If you're in San Francisco, definitely stop by Fisherman's Wharf and check it out. Also grab a bite to eat there, you'll be happy you did.

Other than the food, what is really awesome about this bakery is that you could watch the bakers create beautiful works of art; transforming the dough into shapes of various animals. So while I was there watching this, the idea of reversing the situation to having the animals be the ones to create the bread to look like people came to me.

I can't tell you how much fun I had creating and painting this piece. I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by:)


Final Painting



Rough Sketch



Thumbnail Sketch

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mustache Cowboy

Here is a quick little sketch I did of an older cowboy sporting a mustache. I might decide to to paint him up eventually. I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by:)


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cowboy

Hey guys, my apologies for the lack of posts the last few weeks. I will do my best to post much more often.
So, with that being said, here is a cowboy character design I have been playing around with. I wanted him to have a graphic feel. I had a lot of fun designing him. I'm looking forward to exploring this character and the western themed world he lives in. I hope you all enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Final Painting



Rough Sketch

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Superhero Sketches 2

Here are a couple more quick sketches/poses of my superhero character. I hope you all enjoy them.
Thanks for stopping by:)




Monday, May 21, 2012

Superhero Sketches

Here are some quick sketches of a superhero design I have been working on. Not really sure about a name for him...the stylized V is something that just happened by accident and I kinda liked how it fit on his chest so I just kept it. I had lots of fun drawing these poses. I'm looking forward to exploring this character further. Until then, I hope you all enjoy these.
Thanks for stopping by:)




Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bear Head Rotation

I have had a great time drawing and painting my bear character. Here is a head rotation I created of that design to help better understand the character from various angles. Creating a character turn around, whether it be a full body or just the bust of the character is a great way to exercise your drawing muscles and memory.
I had a great time creating this. I hope you all enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Bear Head Rotation: Tonal



Bear Head Rotation: Line

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bear Painting

As promised in my prior post; here is the full body painting of the bear design I've been working on. For this painting I didn't want to treat his fur as a flat solid colour as seen in the tonal study below. I still wanted to him to look and feel like a cartoon bear but with having a "fur like texture" to him. It was really fun playing with different techniques for building up the layers of fur to what is seen in the final painting.
I hope you all enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Final Painting



Tonal Study



Rough Line Sketch

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bear Facial Expressions

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts this year; bears are one of my favourite animals. They so happen to be very fun to draw:) Here are some facial expressions for a bear design I have been working on. I decided to render these in a grey scale tonal approach. I hope to have a full body painting of him posted up shortly. Until then, I hope you all enjoy this.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Bear Facial Expressions

Friday, April 27, 2012

Monster Party

Here are a few monster character designs/paintings I created. These guys were a lot of fun to work on. I really enjoyed painting/texturing them as well.
I hope you all enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Final Image

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lucy

Here is a painting of one of the girls characters I designed from a previous post.This character was really fun to paint. Unlike Eugene, Lucy's hair is much more tame:)
I hope you guys enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Lucy

Friday, April 13, 2012

Eugene

Here is a painting of one of the boy characters I designed from a previous post. I had a great time painting this character; especially his hair. I wanted his hair to be wild yet somewhat stylish. I hope you guys enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Eugene

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Girls

Here are a handful of girl designs I sketched up. Just like my prior post of the boy designs, I also wanted to keep these drawings loose and sketchy. It was a lot of fun working on these characters. I hope you guys enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


The Girls

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Boys

Here are a hand full of boy designs I sketched up. I wanted to keep the drawings fairly loose and sketchy. I had so much fun coming up with ideas for these guys and creating them. I hope you guys enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


The Boys

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kung Fu Kids

I thought it would be fun to design a couple of kids in some kung fu poses. I wanted to contrast their attitudes. One kid is more laid back while the other is more focused and serious. I had a lot of fun designing and painting these guys! I hope you guys enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Final Image 



Blue Image Final



Blue Image Colour Palette



Blue Image Rough Line Drawing



Red Image Final



Red Image Colour Palette



Red Image Rough Line Drawing


Friday, March 30, 2012

Princess

As I said in a previous post about how every King needs a Champion; well the same could be said about every kingdom needing a Princess. You may notice that she is a lot taller in the final image than from the rough line drawing. I decided to make this change because I wanted her to feel and look more like a young woman instead of a child. I think it also makes her seem more regal and elegant. I had a lot of fun creating this piece. I especially enjoyed designing and painting her long, wavy hair. I wanted the hair to be more fun and whimsical.
I hope you all enjoy this piece.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Final Image



Colour Palette



Rough Line Drawing



Early Concept / Exploration Character Sketches



Friday, March 23, 2012

The King's Champion

In keeping with my prior post; here is another character from that same time period. Every king needs a champion. I wanted to borrow from the colours I used in the king's coat for the champion's tunic. I thought that this would help show that he is of the same kingdom. I had a lot of fun designing and painting this character. I hope you all enjoy it too.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Final Image



Colour Palette



Rough Line Drawing



Early Concept / Exploration Character Sketches