Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Without Further Ado... MADAM BAUHAUS!

Commentary forthcoming. For now, enjoy my first completed comic story in a few years, my first full color adventure! And have a happy new year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Ruin Cathedral

I've talked a lot about the challenges of the Storytelling and Environments class so I won't  anymore, just to reiterate that the more challenging the class, the more promising the results tend to be. Here is the 14 week project which required us to draw the same setting at various points of the day. A bit of an homage to Monet's Rouen Cathedral studies, I call them my Ruin Cathedral Studies. These are digital.

These last two were created by studying the work of masters Franklin Carmichael (water color) and Egon Schiele (naturally) - (Acrylic).

Friday, December 23, 2011

"At Least They Didn't Steal Our Dinosaur Drawings!"

That's what a seven year old Nick said when he and the family returned home to find that they had been burgled. Jewelry? Replaceable! The VCR? We could get by. But the dinosaur drawings? Thankfully those burglars knew nothing of fine art.

The above pic was my last assignment for Information Illustration, a great class that was fun and challenging, especially when it came to organizing the vast amounts of info on each poster. I freaking loved drawing dinosaurs again, reminded me of my love of drawing them as a kid. Tried to forego some of the outer lines on the dinosaurs, (a la Charlie Harper) letting the colors, values and patterns define the shapes. It was partly successful and I'll be trying more of that soon.

I'm sure I've mentioned this before but my Storytelling and Environments class was pretty brutal. Backgrounds are something I haver definitely skimped on over the years but this class forced me to work on landscapes and interiors, developing my skills with composition and color and in the end, I made some huge strides. This was my last project, a very moody peek into the world of two 70s hippies who fuck with black magic and unleash some unholy horror that takes shelter in the basement. I can;t help but imagine Shaggy and Scooby getting in way over their heads with some real serious evil.

This whole story was based on photo ref of my own apartment building so I can't help but feel the evil demon fetus watching me as I wait for my laundry to finish up.

Coming very soon: more environments and the long awaited debut of Madam Bauhaus: my first full color comic story!

Oh, and if I don't see you, Merry Christmas!