Monday, March 23, 2009

The Mice of Cobblestone Lane

Here is an illustration for the story I'm working on with my friend (Same story that the character sketches below are for). Something I need to work on and experiment with it my process of the medium I use. At first, the colored pencil goes on real nice and vibrant but after a few days the whole thing gets kind of faded and it loses it's vibrancy. I think there might be some kind of chemical reaction going on between the paint and the colored pencil....or something...I'm not really sure. I have tried a matte finish to put over, but that didn't really work. I will have to try and experiment with a few more things so my drawings will be preserved well!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Character Sketches

While I wait for the paint to dry on my next project I guess I could post something. Here are some character designs for a new project I'm working on with a friend. It has kind of been put on hold for awhile, but I'm still very excited to finish it at some point. Hmm...I think the paint is dry! Back to work! Enjoy!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Jack and the Beanstalk

Here is an illustration for Jack and the Beanstalk. I wasn't too excited about this assignment at first but I think it is something I could use for my porfolio. I'm pretty satisfied with it! More than I thought I would.

My thumbnail sketch. Just getting the idea down on paper.My first sketch with some value, still working out the narrative.My final sketch/line drawing, ready for for the final drawing.Final illustration! For this project I was trying to focus more on controlling my application of the color. I didn't want everything to be really saturated, which I tend to do a lot.I am also working on improving my values so the focal point is clear. So here is a grayscale I made in Photoshop to check my values. Could use some adjusting in some areas. But that's ok!