June 28, 2010

The Tooninator - Matt Boismier

This is my take on the Tooninator. You can see his work at http://tooninator.blogspot.com/. I attached a 30 second sketch which was the basis for this sketch. Both the sketch and the final piece were drawn while not look at any reference. I usually start by going through some reference photos and letting them sink in, then I'll do some quick sketches trying to find some interesting shapes. I find I dont second guess my choices when I'm working from a mental image instead of a photo. I also have a super short attention span so I always carrying a little notepad to doodle when I have the chance. I use the best of the thumbnail sketches as a starting point for the vector piece. Hopefully I end some even nicer shapes in the process of adding depth and shadow. Anyways, I'll see if I can get a video of the entire process some time soon.

June 19, 2010

Flashcard - spicy!

I've been using my down time to improve my expressions. I've seen some cool how-to/tutorials recently and been thinking about doing something along that line. Either a step by step progression or a speed up video of a piece from start to finish. If any one has a request- or suggestion of what you might want to see, just leave a comment!

June 15, 2010

New flashcard - Cowboy

It's been a week since my last post, so I thought I'd post a flashcard I whipped up at work today. I've been trying to build up my collection for class. Anyways hope you like.

June 07, 2010

Back to the future - Delorean

I've been working on doing a Back to the Future project recently. Here is my take on the Delorean. I even went so far as to pick up a model kit to get a better feel for the car. I usually focus on people so cars don't come so easily. I tried to caricature the car which was weird with this angle since most of the detail was in the back. Anyways, now its on to the actors!

June 01, 2010

May's winner

Here is my May's giveaway winner, Haydar Kurt. Kinda quick but fun!