Thursday, May 29, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Comics I've enjoyed this year!

Invincible.



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Invincible is a really cool series written by Robert Kirkman. It's about a kid named Mark who inhereits the powers of his father, his father happens to be Earth's greatest hero. However, Mark soon discovers that there are dark secrets in his family that he has to deal with.
My brother got me hooked on this series, and I'm hoping to read more of it soon. It's a really good book with plenty of coming of age themes, and most of all it's fun. It enjoys the traditional trappings of the super hero genre.


Runaways.



Written by Bryan K. Vaughan this great Marvel series had me on my toes for weeks. Speculation ran wild in my head over all the likey plot twists that were coming.
The story was essentially about teenage rebellion turned on its head, the kids were trying to do good to make up for the evils of their parents. There were also alot of great themes about how you end up becoming your parents even when you fight it.

Anyway they're awesome.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A little something from my visual development class.




This is the David and Goliath picture I mentioned last Sunday. I think it turned out alright.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Refrence photos of myself.











Drawing/painting (whatever pastels are considered) the severed head of the giant Goliath from the Bible story. Took some weird photos of myself to get the expression right.


I hope to have some actual drawings back up soon.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Photo copy.


I've been trying to be less cartoony in my drawing style. So for the last three weeks I've devoted myself almost totally to copying Charles Bargue, and photos. Here's one from one of my mom's educational magazines. Freshly torn from my sketchbook.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Two artist blogs I've just discovered.

I didn't know until now that Chris Sanders, director of Lilo and Stitch, among other things had a blog. Honestly, I feel like the model followed in making the movie Lilo and Stitch is something that should be studied as a great example of how feature animation should be made. A strong creative vision, emanating from a small group of people, that informs an entire production. As few Chef's in the kitchen as possible.

http://www.chrissandersart.com/www/blog.php/

The other is a woman named Shelly who's blog I just stumbled across. I think I may have seen her work at Laafa, but I haven't really gotten to know her. Hopefully that changes now.
http://shellywan.blogspot.com/