Friday, May 23, 2014

Cyclops Warrior Maiden Maquette

One of my projects for my 4th term at Art Center was to create our own design for the classic mythological beast, the cyclops. We drew an initial design for our character and for 14 weeks we hand sculpted a clay version of it!

The story for my cyclops is pretty short and sweet:
The Cyclopean and Human races are at war with each other and in the midst of the battle the daughter of the chief of the Cyclopes and the son of the captain of the Human race met and instantly fell in love. No rhyme or reason why, it was just love at first sight. Through their love they were able to bring the two races to peace.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Super Princess Peach Re-Design

Mario is about to propose to his precious Peach when all of a sudden Bowser appears out of nowhere and kidnaps the groom-to-be!

Out of the shadows appears a mysterious Toadstool Merchant who presents Peach with the Poison Mushroom belt to aid her in her search for Mario

The belt transforms Peach's dress into a kick butt battle outfit and out she runs to save her man, stomping on enemies as she goes!

In each world Peach explores she is given an item by the merchant that is key to her survival. She is given the Fire Flower Flame thrower in the Piranha Plant Swamp to combat the Piranha Plants!

The Ghost Goggles allow Peach to see ghostly enemies in the Haunted Mansion

Finally Peach arrives at Bowers volcanic castle...will she have what it takes to save the day?

Game Over screen poster which would pop up if you ran out of lives within the game.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Visual Communications 3 - Final

My two final renderings for my Visual Communications class. We had to show our understanding of rendering the materials that we covered during the term.

Visual Communications 3 - Fall 2013

For my Visual Communications 3 class we were taught how to render various materials in photoshop and each week we had to render that material as photorealistically as possible. This was one of the hardest classes I took this term because I’ve always been so used to painting in 2D flat colors, but I see a lot of improvement in my work since taking this class and I definitely have a better understanding of the 3D form.
Here are some of my favorite renderings that I did for this class


Rusted Metal



Organic Materials


Painted Metal

Advanced Perspective - Fall 2013

Here are 3 main assignments I completed for my Advanced Perspective class during my 3rd term at Art Center. During the course of the class we had to have a common theme for all of our environments, and mine was The Haunted Mansion.
For the first image we had to create the interior of a train. I drew a lounge area of the train with Madame Leota at the bar as both bar tender and fortune teller for the passengers on the train.
For the second image we had to create an interior so I transformed the stretching portrait room in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, into a sitting room/seance room.
For the third image we had to create an exterior environment so I brought us into the graveyard of the Haunted Mansion.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

Here is my main portfolio project that I did over my summer break, redesigning Little Red Riding Hood.
I placed the story within the culture of the Hopi Indian tribe and their villages in the Arizona desert. My design inspiration came from the tribe’s art, in particular their Kachina dolls which are the spirits that rule over various aspects of the tribe’s life. This can be seen particularly in the designs for the Wolf and Huntsman.
I had a lot of fun with this project especially in the research phase, learning about the Hopi Indians and their culture.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Re-Imagined Modern Day Monsters

One of my side projects these past few months has been to revamp some of my Modern Day Monsters from last summer. It was fun to re-look at them after a year and see what new things I could do to them!