Monday, December 31, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
I recently joined the Cup O' Doodle blog because I was really inspired by the idea of getting a random shape or line and turning it into a drawing. I think it will really help me experiment with shapes when it comes to character design. My first doodle was of an 80s girl just doing her thing!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Art Center College of Design: Entertainment Design
Design Process 1: Character Design
Instructor: Raj Rihal
For this project we were given the topic of design a character within a certain time period. I chose to create a girl from the 1920s learning how to be a flapper to prepare for a roaring 1920s gala. She starts out feeling uncertain of herself and wanting a change in her life. After a few weeks of Charleston dance lessons and a hair cut, she is able to find confidence in herself and breaks out of her shell.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Frankenstein Boy and Girl. Dr. Frankenstein was a world renowned fashion designer, putting together looks that no one had ever seen before. For his fall collection he was having troubles finding the perfect models to wear his line for the runway show. Instead of wasting another minute auditioning new models he decided to take matters into his own hands and create his own models. Putting his master sewing skills to work, he created a male and female model in the image of what he felt were the perfect man and woman.
Frankenstein Boy and Girl are currently dating, ever since they first laid eyes on each other then couldn’t be separated. They don’t speak to others very much, preferring each other’s company. They have become very successful in the high fashion scene, and are well known for their awkward “broken doll” poses. Their signature look is in their eyes. When looking at the camera their eyes express innocence and confusion. Fashion and modeling is all they’ve ever known, but sometimes, they wish they could break out of the industry and explore the rest of the world.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Cerberus Boy….or boys. From right to left we have Diablo, Lucifer, and Damien. Known around the country as the greatest one man rock band in history. Their band name is Hell Hound and if you can’t remember that, its tattooed on their shared chest, so you’ll always know who they are. The band has a cut throat following of female fans who would gladly live in eternal damnation if it meant spending the rest of their lives with the brothers. Sharing a conjoined body can be really frustrating for the brothers and often results in fights, even on stage. Damien is the peace keeper of the group, always there to make sure Diablo and Lucifer don’t gash each others faces up too much. And in case you were wondering, Diablo controls the right arm, Damien controls the left arm, and Lucifer controls the legs.
Monday, August 20, 2012
I was August's Featured Artist on the Pixar Times website (A really great Pixar fan site for all your Pixar related information!) I was asked to create a piece from my favorite Pixar movie and a short Q&A is included there as well! Check it out :)
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Werewolf Boy. He appears to be your average guy, but during the full moon, he transforms into a monstrous blood thirsty wolf. There is no controlling his wolf self, he will neither recognize a friend from an animal....but thats fine because he doesn't have any friends. In an effort to keep anyone from harm, he keeps people at a distance. During the day of the full moon, he desperately tries to lock himself away to contain the wolf, but he always seems to get out. He wakes up the next morning, covered in the blood of whatever it was he had killed without any memory of the previous night. Having gone through this cycle for so many years, he has a deep feeling of self loathing, and most of his happy emotions in public are forced and not genuine. Its even gotten to the point where his wolf tendencies are carrying into his human form.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Laika/House's latest challenge just launched and the theme was to create anything zombie related. And of course, whenever I think ZOMBIES I think of 1950s/60s sock hops....
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Vampire Boy. Growing up living in his father’s shadow, who happens to be Dracula, has never been the easiest for him. He is now of the age where all young vampires must make their first bite, but being socially awkward, especially around girls, he has put it off for as long as possible. Entrancing ladies and being the dark casanova his father was, never really appealed to him. He would much rather be taking care of his pet bats or working on his novel.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Medusa Girl. Outwardly a very confident and fashion forward girl, but she’s had a very troubled life as one would expect from a girl with snakes for hair. Her snakes are her constant companions. If you can’t get along with them then you most certainly can’t get along with her. She always keeps a pair of sunglasses on because with one look from her and you’ll end up stone cold…literally. If you can break down that wall she’s built up around herself, she can be a very loyal friend, but the only person whose been able to do that is her boyfriend Arachnid Boy, and even he hasn’t been able to fully get over that wall.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Arachnid Boy is the human spider. He has 8 limbs, all brimming with incredible strength. He may look all rough and tough on the outside, but being part bug, he makes it his personal duty to protect all things small...especially kittens. He is currently dating Medusa Girl. She loves Arachnid Boy very much, but also keeps him at a distance. She had her heart broken once before, and her snakes will make sure that it never happens to her again. She also kind of wears the pants in the relationship...he does a lot of purse carrying.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Swamp Monster Boy. He spends most of his days swimming along channels of lagoons and swamps, but always comes back to a particular lagoon where the love of his life can be found taking her afternoon swim. His father has always warned him never to get involved with humans because that resulted in the death of his grandfather. Regardless of warning, the boy goes to the lagoon every afternoon to stare at his love's perfect set of legs bobbing in the water, trying to build up the courage to talk to her.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Going along with my series of modern day monsters, here is a witch girl! Although very confident in herself, that can’t be said for how she feels about her newfound magical powers. Recently brought into the realm of magic, she is working hard to learn all she can and be the best witch she can be. However its going to take a while; potion making, spell casting, and broom riding don’t come naturally for her….but she’s still trying! She also has a thing for the color purple.