Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Cards!!

I made these Holiday drawings in Photoshop!! I wanted to get around to ALOT more, especially for my CSUFullerton buddies...but at least I'm really happy with the details in these some inspiration from watching the SecretOfTheKells and all those nice simplistic shape designs

For my Mom and Dad!
For my Ronny!

For my Bestie Ricky!

For my other bestie Dyna and her boyfriend Ramone

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wildlife and Animal Drawing: Final

Here are my assorted drawings from the 2nd half of my Wildlife and Animal Drawing class of Fall 2010. These drawings consist of life studies at the Los Angeles Zoo aboooout 3-4 trips I believe. Super fun and definitely gonna go again during this winter break to practice more.....when the rain lets up  :|


Wolf-Fox Ball!

Photoshop Assignment #4: Photo Collage

Little Red Riding Hood in the Dark Rose Forest!! Be sure to listen to this song while viewing the collage!
I played this and the other songs from the soundtrack to get into the mood for this dark piece  :D

Put on your 3D glasses!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Prep work for Photo-Collage assignment (In Digital Illustration)

This assignment is SO much fun when we get to concentrate on a fairytale, especially since I can focus on my favorite one; Little Red Riding Hood!  We have to choose a scene from our stories and develop the illustration by making a photo-collage in Photoshop. The concentration should be on the environment setting rather than the characters. They should be 1/3 focus/size of the composition. Then we're gonna transform them into 3D images because that's the raaaaaage nowadays!!  8P

**Full View images for awesome details!**

My professor helped us out with composition tips with this template:

Professor Hill looked these over and really liked the 2nd page with the tiny value studies. He went on to tell me to develop the first 2 in row 2 and the 1st thumbnail in row 4.

I couldn't choose between the Wolf Shadow or the large flower in the foreground so I tried fixing up the Wolf Shadow thumbnail: 
I tried to make the optical illusion like here: but it was a FAIL. So I went ahead and made this awesome final lineart to reference my photos to:

I LOVE IT!! But of course of I need to tweak the comp around, everything is on a separate layer on a .PSD file.

Continued on to make some value studies, showing the pure light of Red ready for the snatching by the wolf's dark intentions:
I wanted that mysterious dangerous foggy forest and luckily I got some photo references for this AND to perhaps put into the final collage. I got a nice horizontal focal point heading down to itty-bitty Red there but of course I got a nice detailed rose in the foreground to symbolize Lil' RED's innocence about to fall, such as that petal there.

SUDDENLY COLOR!!! Thank you, Color Layer!!  8D
Maybe the bright candy colors to work much but I tired to get saturated colors as much as I can...

OK, as always, I am extremely indecisive so classmates and possibly any random passerby blog viewers, help me PLEASE on a choice of which value and which color study.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Photoshop Assignment #3: StoryBook Illustration

Bear-Bat and Jeremy return in a final rendered illustration!!

Please Full View for clear details  :D
I completed this to the best of my Photoshop abilities and wow, it was an exciting and stressful process all together! Working with a Color layer REALLY helped out alot right on top my value shapes right under. I'm VERY proud of the way I laid down my brush strokes, giving this a nice painterly style it. I think the dark blue shading gives off a nice mood of uncertainty with this winged beast and the light unveils innocence of the boy kindly gesturing a cookie to match with Bear-Bat's milk carton.

I wanna thank my Professor Christian Hill, Jenna H., and Matthew B. for helping me with my initial composition ad moral support!!!  8D