Monday, March 29, 2010

Beets again.

I don't really like digital painting, however, it's convenient when I don't feel up to lugging myself to the studio. These came out nicely I think.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Character Sketches, etc.

I haven't posted in what feels like a while, nothing really finished to show. But, here are some things I particularly like from the past week or so.

I got to illustrate the cover and feature spread for RIT's Reporter Magazine two weeks ago. Here is the spread without design:

You can read the article here.

I am also taking a character design class this quarter, the first time I've ever tried my hand at this.

I have this ridiculous sci-fi/glam/new wave rock story in my head.

The plot is basically this: The main character, Trixie DiMarco (work in progress name), is a troubled lead singer to a sort of Glam Rock/New Wave band in the early 1980's (Think Debbie Harry/Blondie). She's abducted by aliens, brought to their planet, and forced to adapt to their lifestyle (How 'bout something like the original Star Wars series?), which suits her and her band-mates almost perfectly, considering their distaste with what is going on around them on Earth. This, that, and the other thing happens and the end up saving Earth from takeover after some soul-searching. When and if I actually write this ridicoulous story further than a short summary, I will post it in increments on the blog.

So here are the first sketches of Trixie:

Yes, that is a tentacle around her neck. It's a sort of pet-boa that she aquired on her new planet. Not sure if I want to give it eyes, it's sort of creapier and grungier without.

Another sketch of another nameless character:

Obviously a "ferocious" drag queen! Not sure how he'll play into the story exactly yet, but he definitely is quite the sidekick.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beets Me

Got to draw outside in the somewhat warm Rochester Weather today:

This will eventually be a digital painting for my Digital Mixed Media class with Chad Grohman.