Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Great Pumpkin

Yep! Renee and I carved a pumpkin! Sadly, its already rotted and gone, cause it only lasted about a week (we didn't preserve it properly). But it was a lot of fun to make and we enjoyed it while it lasted.

Class and my teaching internship are going great. Busy as hell, but really good.

I participated in the 24 hour art event at SCAD-Atlanta this past Friday. About 300 students from a variety of departments and doing a wide variety of projects descended on SCAD at 10AM Friday Morning, and many didn't leave till 10AM the next morning. I usually can't focus on work in such a social environment, and it probably did slow me down a bit. However, I did learn a lot about myself and my own work that day. I wrote an entire comic book in the first 6 hours that my teachers and cohorts seemed to like, I produced 2 finished comic pages and did a couple of detailed inking samples over another artist's pencils that day. That is substantially more than I thought I could really get done. It has boosted my confidence in my ability to produce under pressure. I'm going to keep trying to push the speed/quality envelope over the next several quarters. I think I can finally reach a balance of the two in my work.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Harrison Ford in digital paint

I just finished the photoshop paint job on this. I'm feeling a little better about my skills each time I do one of these.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Qarter / Harrison Ford Caricature

Wow! Been WAY too long since I posted something. The usual excuse... been insanely busy. I've been back in school for 3 weeks now. I'm only taking one studio class, but I overloaded myself with projects in there. In the studio classes you get to propose the projects that you want to do and it either gets approved, rejected, or modified by the professor depending on how it achieves a set of goals. I got ambitious this quarter and am scrambling to keep up with deadlines. That's cool. Keeps you in shape.

Other than that I'm doing a teaching internship with Shawn Crystal for his Visual Storytelling For Sequential Art class. I've done an inking workshop already and will also be doing a digital painting demo and a character design lecture. Later in the quarter I might be doing a presentation of writing books as they apply to sequential art. So far I've really enjoyed this experience. The opty to intern with Shawn has been great. He really lets me get involved and gives lots of great feedback and input too.

I just spent a few weeks taking a massive amount of photos of the visually diverse city of Atlanta. I'm writing a story that takes place here and felt the need to get a better handle on the look and feel of the cityscape. It was a rewarding experience in many ways. I'll post some of my favorite photos from this expedition later.

For now here's a caricature sketch of Harrison Ford to tide you over till I can get some more art up. This will be a digital painting soon, so keep checking back.

UPDATE OCT 3rd, 2008: Just added this marker drawing.