Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Life drawings

Here is one huge life drawing update

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Balloon glow

This is my latest layout assignment. The goal was to show a silhouette or something dark against something light or something light against something dark. I decided to do this one using the base colors of the environments against the characters; warm against cool. This is picture was made to show early morning at the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque NM.

Friday, October 23, 2009

This is the latest collage I did in the batman project. I figure their purpose is to capture the essence of the character. In this case I wanted to show the disorder and caos that rules the joker's life. I wanted to show how crazy he is and I think I succeeded.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This is my most recent layout assignment i did for Dan Hanson's class. The assignment was to make the room of the person who was sitting next to us and make it reflect there personality. I got Cory and i think this definitely matches his personality.

Friday, October 16, 2009

This was an assignment in directing for animators.
A village was being attacked by a villain. A hero stepped in and saved the village. Unfortunately he had to lose his own life in order to destroy the villain. Draw the Hero's Funeral and then draw the Villain's funeral.

Hero's Funeral

Villain's Funeral

I've fixed them up on the computer for my end of the year portfolio, tell me what you think.

Crazy Yeti - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


So here is an update on my sculpture I've been working on for sculpture class.

Monday, October 12, 2009

James Gurney

On Friday, James Gurney, author and illustrator of Dinotopia and now Imaginative Realism, visited Calarts to speak to us about creating what doesn't exist. He spoke about the processes he used to illustrate the world of the dinosaur utopia Dinotopia, and many other worlds that he brought from the imagination to paper. The talk was essentially his book "Imaginative Realism" in lecture form. If you haven't picked up a copy i would highly recommend it. He and his wife were selling copies of the book after the lecture. I picked one up and had him sign it. He drew an awesome T-Rex in 30 secs. Then he whipped out two more drawings of dinosaurs for the two Dinotopia books i have at home.

He had his sketch books in the back of the room and they were amazing. I got to show him my maquette that I've been working on. He seemed to like it and had some good tips for completing it, including some places to get good tips on painting it. Over all the talk was very inspiring. But the most inspiring thing was finding out he didn't start painting until he was 20. It's always good to hear that there is hope in the art world for late comers like me.

What I wish someone had told me before I came to Calarts

  • Get a coffee maker of some kind
  • For your first year don't worry about making a GREAT film. Just make a film.
  • Sketch
  • Make a portfolio, portfolio
  • Don't pull the "all-nighter" just to pull the "all-nighter"
  • Schedule in Breaks
  • Take an english 101 class
  • To get anything done with administration you need to ask more than three times.

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