Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas! May Christ be blessed and praised this season (and year round)!
These three images are all in-progress work. The two bottom pieces are images I am working on for friends. They are a LONG Way from being finished, but thought I'd post the rough starts to give you an idea of what I am working on this break in Iowa.
Speaking of which, the top photo is some more in-progress of my largest Lego model yet! It should be 4 feet long, 3 foot wingspan, maybe 2 feet tall and possibly 35+ lbs! Don't expect a finish on it this break (as I will need to order certain pieces for it), but the majority should be complete by near end of January!
Enjoy this Christmas not for santa or giving or getting, but remembering what we GOT! It means Christ-day- the day our Lord came so that He could save us from our sins!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fall 2009 Semester End! Digital Clothed Figure Drawing (part2)













These are some of my best drawings from Digital Clothed Figure Drawing this semester plus the top three which I did today in class. It was a very fun experimental class that I recommend to any illustrators at AAU. So, thus, my semester ends. Look forward to my Lego work this winter break. Merry Christmas and praise the awesome, Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Digital Clothed Figure Drawing Final (part 1)

Part of my Digital Clothed Figure Drawing final (12 good drawings). On the left is what I did in the 10 minute pose during class. On the right is me experimenting with color and line and trying to make a cleaner and more impactful drawing. More to come!

London Bridge is Burning down, burning down! Our Fair Lady!

This is my final for Sci-fi Illustration with Stephen Player. Awesome class, great critiques! This is a cover for War of the Worlds. Been learning by trial and error how to digitally paint stuff! The final of this piece is soooo much better than how it started, but that is usually how most art work progresses- and it's fun to see. Anyway, about to finish my work this semester. Expect shortly some more work before my winter break.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Destroying London with Martian Tech! Good Times!

Last in the series of War of the Worlds Cross-sections (still need to do a cover illustration though), I did the fourth listed menacing technology of the Martians from H.G. Wells novel War of the Worlds, the cylinder (the ships in which the Martians come to Earth). Since H.G. graciously failed to specify the cylinder's size, I took great liberty by making it massive. Bigger is better... except when it involves the near extinction of the human race during the Victorian era. Thankfully bacteria can kill the giant. If you can read any of the text: do! Anyway, as usual, enjoy!
Detail shot.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Digital Clothed Figure in perspective assignment



Had an assignment due today for my Digital Clothed Figure Drawing class where we had to do two figures in perspective from picture reference. Here they are.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thunderbird in-progress




During my last break in Iowa I started work on the Lego version of my cross-section of the MTseven13-14 (aka the Thunderbird). I have built a ship like this. If you search through my older posts not only will you find the cross-section this is based on, but the Lego space jet similar in design. This ship, however, will be much more massive in size. It is to scale to the other Lego space jet. Therefore, when finished the Thunderbird should be a little over 4 feet in length with a 3 foot wingspan and definitely weighing over 25lbs! This should be the largest model I have constructed yet and should be finished before I graduate. I have to work on it when I go home on breaks so it takes some time. The design is purposed a little different than the cross-section drawing. The wings and tail section are shown in one of the pictures as to where they will be placed. They, however are not yet attached as the main fuselage is yet to be built. Be looking forward to this for future in progress photos and its eventual finish!

Monday, November 9, 2009

November Super Post
























Here is what I could finish in my allotted time for my cross-section (as I have to present a new design this Tuesday as well for the same class). I am not all that satisfied, but I have to move on and do what time permits.
The rest of this stuff is from my other 2 studio classes. The two images are for Illustration 3. The Hip-Hop is a poster design and the animals are icon designs. Both were done using Adobe Illustrator. The rest is what I have been doing in AAU's experimental class: Digital Clothed Figure Drawing where we use the 21inch Cintiq screens and Photoshop to draw the clothed figure from life. So here are some samples of my work. As usual, hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

War of the Worlds Handling Machine (in Progress)

Here is the Handling Machine Cross-section in progress work I am doing for Sci-fi Illustration. It is all hand drawn (except for the legs which were made in Google SketchUp) with a Cintiq using Photoshop. I have to put in color by next Tuesday. Hopefully I'll be able to pull it off.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

War of the Worlds Tripod (Color)

Here is my hopeful final for my War of the Worlds tripod. I had to finish it tonight as tomorrow I need to go print an oversized print. Ugh! I'm still learning how to digitally paint and have been learning as I've been experimenting on stuff like this. Hope you like the result. (take note that this may change due to how the critique goes and time permits).

Sunday, October 4, 2009

War of the Worlds Tripod (in Progress)

After an intense, almost non-stop 18 hours on my Cintiq, I have finished the line work for my War of the Worlds cross-section illustration for the Sci-fi Illustration class. It doesn't have the aliens yet (I need to get my designs approved). I hope you enjoy my insanity! :P (by the way, I discovered that after 15 hours of constant work my Cintiq starts to bug out- best to keep technology cool and rested-- as well as the artist!)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Spring 2009 Begins!!!

I'm back for another semester! Just 3 semesters more to go and I will be done with school! Anyway, one of the classes I am taking this semester is Sci-Fi Illustration (science fiction, fantasy, horror). My first assignment I had to choose an illustration idea from a specific author's work. I decided to do this bronze, flying fish and do a cross-section of it while practicing with my Cintiq and digital painting skills (still need to work on these skills). This semester I will be able to experiment with more ways of cross-section illustration as I will be doing cross-sections and exploded view of machinery from H.G. Wells "The War of the Worlds" So look forward to more work this semester!