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.


  1. I REALLY love Walking The Dog!!!

  2. Yay!! That is the one I decided to do :) So you will be able to see the finished product soon!

  3. Finished product? These already look awesome!