Sunday, November 7, 2010

Math Mining Adventure!

SO this is Math Mining Adventure! This is the new educational game that I am working on in my concept art class. My game, Space Academy, did not get chosen, so I was asked to redraw/ redesign some of these characters in the same style I used to draw Space Academy. So these are my first drawings.
In the game, students us math to a little old miner guy dig through tunnels to discover jewels, creatures and treasure.
The first guy is the miner, the second is the statue, the last is a Drole, Dragon Mole.
So there! That is what I'm working on now.
Part of the assignment was to redraw/redesign the other kids work, which is really awkward. I feel like I'm stepping all over his feet. I really liked his designs so it's really hard to change anything. One thing I did do was turn the statue into a lady. His statue was a skinny guy with a ghost head and arm, so I kind of tried to do that too but I like the the full statue verson of mine a little better than the broken one.

Edit: I just redesigned the statue. :P

PS: While google searching "female greek statue" I found this:
"Now I have a greek statue head. Ho... ho... ho."

Big, Long, Old Art Dump

I was hanging out in bed, when suddenly my long forgotten Photobucket account password exploded into my memory.
After I logged in I discovered all sorts of ancient art goodies that I had forgotten about, including everything I ever did for Kuzuricon.
Now, most of this stuff is only a couple years old but it makes me cringe. The majority of it is from my style shift away from anime so that might help explain how awkward these pics look.

Let's start with Kuzuricon circa 2008:

This is the logo mockup I did for Kcon. I don't normally toot my own horn, but I feel that is pretty slick.

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These are Ringo (the girl) and Kuzu (the wolverine), the first mascots I made. Baw, I still really like these. Even that really awkward last one with the extra long digimon limbs.

This is the second pair of mascots, Erin and Ana. Erin was supposed to be a badass gunslinger and Ana was supposed to be supaa kawaii nya~. Their outfits were supposed to change depending on what area of the site they were used on, like for Erin on the left, her first outfit was for video games, the second was for table tops, the third was for cosplay.

This was the final mascot I made for Kcon, Mae. I still like this drawing even though it's animu up the wazoo. It's so clean. I think it's one of the last drawings I used the pen tool for. 30 different light sources much?

Enough with Kuzuricon, here is the portfolio I made that got me into art school. :B
This is nuts, I've definitely improved at drawing. Maybe all of my loan debt is worth it?
And lol what is a vector? I don't have a lick of patience for that crap anymore. The orange, pink, blue one of the guy in the headband (Nate) won me some district cash prize in high school, whoop whoop.

This was a line of nerdy tee shirts I wanted to sell at Jafax.

I still think this is cute, it's the hair-volution of my "original character" Kumiko, the saddest Japanese girl ever. I still draw her all the time, but I never show anybody.
Proof of hair-volution:
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These are from way back when I had Xanga. Every once in a while I find these and then I'm just sad that I don't have my GBA SP anymore.

I guess that is enough old art dumping for me tonight. I love looking at my old drawings. Now I have to remember to never forget my photobucket password.
I'll leave you with this ridiculously anime super flattering Obi-Wan Kenobi/ Me fanart from around 2006:

Same Face

These two drawings have the same exact face.
I started drawing the top one, then I left and came back to it and really hated it- but I still liked the face. Then I took the face and started drawing the bottom one.
Now, I really don't like either all that much, but I still kind of like them, and I thought I'd mix up my style.
So here they are.

Friday, November 5, 2010

How To Train Your Dragon Fanart

Hey woah I drew something! This blog has been so dead but mostly because I've been so dead.
This is Astrid from How To Train Your Dragon. I promised myself that I would draw something tonight just for myself, just for fun, since I have been choking on school work for the past few months.
So Case and I rented HTTYD and I love that movie and so... Astrid.

Concerning school, I have been doing nothing but school work and it's driving me crazy.
I've got family members and high school acquaintances asking me for art and I was dumb enough to say I would do it, but I don't have time and I just want to isolate myself and paint on the walls like Goya.
I just am at my wits end.

I posted earlier about Space Academy, which was a school project in some kind of mini competition and I did not get chosen. I thought it was so fabulous, but I guess you can't win everything.
I was way bummed, but I was promoted to Lead Artist on another kid's project. I guess the judges liked my art but not my game. I guess that's OK because I probably wont be making games when I become a really real artist.
So I will probably be posting pictures of Miners and Mole Monsters and Statues soon.

Also, I have a world of Figure Drawing that I want to post here and DA, but the scanner at Kendall actually is not big enough for the first time ever. :O
So eventually I can rant about that.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Oh wait I just finished the box.

In spectacular 3-D!

Late night

It's almost 5AM and I'm working on Concept Art stuff. Also I took a break to chat with Carolyn and doodle this.
It started out as Scott Pilgrim fanart so that's why the eyes are monsters.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Box stuff

Ahhh I fixed Cody's eyes a little and then I jumped right into color. Oh well, it's supposed to just be concept stuff so even this is looking a little too finished. I'm liking it though.

Action shot!

I am used to only drawing people standing around and looking sexy. Even though there is much wrong with this so far I am liking it. They're like "Yeahhhh! Explosions!"
I'm still working on Cody's terrifying face and Yula's three-fingered hand and anorexic arm.

Here it is in-context. This drawing of the kids running is for the box cover. After I get all the line-art kinked out, I get to go through and add really dimensional, soft, toy-like shading and other box details.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Layering Layer Effects

Sometimes when one is pressed for time and up very late at night, they make some very questionable decisions about Bevel and Emboss that should never be made by anybody.
Crimes also committed here:
Drop Shadow
Soft cell shading
Gradient Overlay

Bevel and Emboss is one of my least favorite layer styles in Photoshop but I went nuts with it here. Mmmmm don't judge me.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I have the internet.

Woah! I finally have the internet again. School has been in session. I have been severely neglecting all of my online responsibilities because of my no-internet, "dark days" period.Anyway, since school started and I haven't had the net, I was under the impression that I was getting a lot of drawing done, but you know what? That just was not the case. So, instead of posting like a million really good drawings here, I can only post some school work- which is what tricked me into thinking I was getting so much drawing done.

I will preface these drawings by telling you a little bit about the project. The point of the class and this project in general is to concept out a kind of children's educational merchandise. We could choose between a software/computer game, an iPad app, a workbook or flashcards. Well, I chose to concept out a computer game, and I have this entire complicated story worked out in my head and all of these complicated high budget ideas that would never get funding from any kind of real company ever. Ideas such as frequent, really high-quality animated cutscenes, witty writing and dialogue, complicated RPG style gameplay and so on and so forth.

Here is my premise: An educational, retro-futuristic, Pokemon-style RPG, presented in an isometric viewpoint with frequent animated cutscenes.

This is a color test I did of my hero and heroine and some of the aliens the would "battle". These colors aren't final, duh, I kind of suck at colors and these are driving me crazy.
From left to right:
Yula, a know-it-all space captain in training.
Cody, an intrepid Kirk-esque space captain in training.
Oli, kind of a bi-polar, flirty, Elmira Fudd type.
Rob, A show-offy, smarmy Prince-type.
Brain, A villainous floating telepathic brain with a coat.
Spider Rabbit, just is
Goopa, a slimy, drippy floating blob who is very concerning and motherly.

Anyway, this is all I've been doing, and I have so much more unfinished art for this project and it is driving me crazy. There is a bunch more info and picutres, and links to the other kids in my class here.


Aside from school, I have also been working way too frequently. Actually, I have class in six hours, yikes, and then I go back to work, and I haven't slept yet, because I've been working on that project I just ranted about.
I guess I'll try now.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010


So I don't have the internet. It's OK. Well, I jones for it all the time. I just payed like $5 for a crappy Biggby coffee drink so I can use their internet. I guess one of the good things about not having the internet is that I am drawing more often. Above are some observational sketches I did this year. The first one is Case, my boyfriend, while he was sleeping. The top-right is a girl standing around when I went to the screen printing expo in Indianapolis. The bottom-right is my ex-roomie Ginny while she was driving me and Case home from the beach. I like them! If you click on the thumbnail it'll take you to Deviantart.

I think I uploaded this a while ago, but I just recently scanned it. This was an experiment with Prisma Markers. They are the nicest markers on the planet. I really wish I could afford them. Anyway, I did this a while ago and I still really like it so here it is again.

This here is just a mass of sketches that I've done so far this year and more recently since I do not have the internet. The ones I like best are the one of the woman leaning against the wall and the one of the space-mail girl.

Anyway. Pshoooo. I hope that Case and I can get internet in our new place soon. It would really be the bee's knees.