Monday, December 24, 2007

Alien Head

I made this prop for a crew member's short film assignment. The film called exclusively for tightly framed close-ups of the alien, none of which would show anything other than the head. It's a really simple affair, not meant to be a costume or a puppet in the real sense of the term, as it is neither conveniently wearable nor designed with a wide range of movement. The jaw has a slight capacity to open and close.
I started with chicken wire:

Paper mache coated in gesso, round LEDs for eyes with translucent red paper over them:
Painted with acrylics:
The end. Happy holidays!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Monday, August 6, 2007

Posting again? In the same month??

Just a preview thingy of a work in progress today.It's mainly an excuse to practice coloring flesh tones. And purple hair.
He looks like expression guy from last week. I can draw different-looking people! Really!
On another note, this animated short had me torn between awe and, as I am an animation student, envy. Link!
I saw the word '├ęcole' in there somewhere, which means 'school,' so I think it's a student film. If so, goddamn.

Saturday, August 4, 2007


Oh yeah... I have a blog.
Here's some sketches to make this page feel less neglected until I finish something more polished.

I love drawing cartoony expressions. In cartoons, the anatomy and proportions of the face depend on the expression, not the other way around. Realism and anatomy are not strengths of mine, so I like being able to distort the structure of the face to achieve the desired effect rather than trying to render it perfectly.
I've never taken life drawing classes other than the two days we had with a model in my animation class, so I hope to develop this skill much further in the future.
I guess I forgot to vaguely hint that there is a shirt on middle-left-column guy. He is dismayed.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

War Machine

Gotta get better at constructing large-scale landscapes. And I should probably try a new color scheme. 80% of the stuff I color somehow ends up red.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Hi there internets. This is my first stab at Corel Painter (it comes with the Wacom Intuos3, which is awesome.) Coloring digitally is not my strong suit but Painter mimics traditional media pretty well.
Now I have to get to work on my backgrounds.