Monday, September 27, 2010

Thumbnails galore!

Thumbnails of Domestic Events

Walking the 'Dog'

'Getting the car washed'

These are all preliminary sketches for an illustration class that I am taking for the first semester. It's called "The Genre of Science Fiction", and so far I am enjoying it! I am majoring in cartooning at school, but I wanted to take some illustration classes so I would have some skills in both areas for when I get out of school. And it's nice to get a change of pace. All I used to do in school (before college) was illustrate, and since I have been making comics for years now, it's almost like I have forgotten how to do it (impossible, right?!)! My teacher seems like an interesting guy, he is EXTREMELY talented, but it was expected, all my teachers at school are awesome. So we'll see how this goes!

The first project for the class is a 'domestic event' - something that happens everyday. He wanted us to come up with a bunch of them and find a way to give it a twist of science fiction, subtle or completely blatant. The top piece is really just thumbnails of ideas i could come up with. The second one was one of the two ideas I was deciding on, and the last one is the second idea. He has us draw on toned paper so we can see the difference between lights and darks better, and to be honest, I really enjoy this technique. It forces me to think in a different way than I am used to.

Friday, September 24, 2010


This was actually done on the same page as that wolf character of mine! I am really enjoying drawing on toned paper with colored pencils, it makes me think differently (especially when the colored pencil is hard to erase :/). I drew her with antlers then realized that female deer don't have antlers! Which is why I wrote 'this doesn't make much sense'. Womp Womp. I like it.

Just some random sketches I was doing in my sketchbook. I was watching Pokemon movies, can't you tell?! Latios and Latias are adorable. And Lugia has always been one of my favorite legendary pokemon...I don't care what anybody says!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The brighter, less gray version

The original version from my sketchbook!

If anyone gets the reference then they get 5 points. I was watching the Justice League movie at work one day (The one with all the 'Hawk People' from Thanagar), and wanted to draw Batman, because I love him.

New Character

So, these are some new sketches of a new character I have come up with in the last couple weeks or so. I still don't know much about her yet, except for the fact that she is in a werewolf clan or tribe or whatever. She can't transform all the way, so whenever she tries or whenever it's a full moon she only goes half way.

I don't know what to call her yet. So if anyone has any ideas let me know! She's still new, so I don't really know the rest of her story yet.