Friday, November 26, 2010

Photoshop Exercise: Candle and Fruit

Lineart by Professor Christian Hill, I just colored!

More good practice with color study, blending, lighting, different brushes, and the cloning stamp which saved my butt near the end.

Photoshop Exercise: Spheres!

More Photoshop practice, painting spheres with techniques back from Art 363A (Traditional Illustration) but digitally!

Here's my first batch and that horrific first purple one... 
And then I got awesome with these next ones!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Black/White and Color Studies for Storybook Illustration project

SO I picked the scene where Jeremy wants to make friends with this ominous beast by offering a chocolate chip cookie. Seemed to the more dramatic scene, story-wise and by my studies as shown.

Original Sketch

My preferred BW version 


Monday, November 15, 2010

Light Study over a Cup of Coffee

While in a cave....or the mouth of a whale.....

Silly scribble while in class practicing light source digitally in Photoshop. My friend Jenna is on the left, sipping away at her beloved Starbucks and I'm on the right with my....squiggly octopus arms....

Friday, November 12, 2010

Prep work for Storybook assignment (In Digital Illustration)

So here's what my next assignment calls for! Have to make a storybook illustration based on a short story that we write ourselves. I would have to check with my Professor on how to insert a Word document in Blogger without taking so much of the page.....

But in summary, Jeremy, a little boy that's very enthusiastic over learning about animals, stumbles upon a massive new creature in his kitchen pilfering the icebox. An offering of cookies to the beast reveals a newfound friendship and  flying adventures ensue in the sky above Jeremy's hometown. 
Here's some idea development into character design for these 2. Still finding the right design for Jeremy so nothing's finalized yet. Bear-Bat is set though, in the bottom portion of the last page  :)

These templates were made my Professor, Christian Hill to help us find a composition for our one illustrated piece. I couldn't choose between the scene where Jeremy hands a cookie innocently to Bear-Bat, unafraid of it's massive demeanor OR the moment where Bear-Bat screeches outta defensive being spotted by Jeremy raiding the fridge, with the light only giving the creature form and appearance.

A possible word document of my short story will be up soon, if anyone is interested!! 

Famous eye

By M.C. Escher
Have to upload an eye made by a famous artist so then I remembered MC Escher's nicely rendered eyeball:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


 I draw this sheep in honor of the fantabulous new Treyarch game CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS  <3

With a FAL rifle equipped with silencer.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Photoshop Exercise: Different Illustration Styled Eyes

Still getting used to Photoshop and here's some recent works practicing digital painting for my 363B class. We were assigned to paint eyes in the style of Franz Marc, Seurat, Salvador Dali, Leyendecker, and Rembrant....I've got 4 down, Rembrant will be done soon, him and his crazy dark lighting.

I've never really painted to this extreme in Photoshop so I'm pretty proud of these. The tutorials that my professor Christian Hill presented us were REALLY helpful and inspiring, especially the demonstration of using the ALT key while in brush mode. SO GOOD for blending  :D

Franz Marc style
 I noticed from Franz Marc's painting is ALOT of plane distinction. So I tried to emphasize on sharp edges and using the rough brush.
Seurat style
 Pointalism from Seurat's time. Cheated a bit with the grainy brush  :P
Salvador Dali style
 This was my favorite one!! The eye looks like an omelet hehe
Oh my, SO nervous with each stroke with the horizontal brush but I got through it!! Leyendecker's painting seemed to have broad quick strokes blended through so I tried doing but argh, went with too many small strokes....practice and experience makes perfect!!  :)

Rembrant style eye shall be done and added in soon!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Illustrator Assignment 2: Sequential/Technical Art

Technical drawing made in Illustrator and color-filled in Photoshop.

STEP 1: Leverage arm in a fast 90 degree motion to catapult the wooden stick for dog to use his chasing instincts.
STEP 2: Look on yonder for your dog's retrieval of the wooden stick.
STEP 3: Pray that those cross-country classes in high school were worth the signing-up for.

w/ Halftone

w/ Greyscale

Based off of my original comic idea sketches (the middle panel) from some weeks ago to prepare for this assignment: