Monday, November 29, 2010

beauty and the beast (sketch club painting)

This is digital painting I did for the sketch club at my studio. The topic was "beauty and the beast", and since we had two weeks to finish I decided to paint my pen drawing in photoshop. I tried out some intense colours, and I kept some of the black outlines around the characters to preserve the flat, graphic look of the pen drawing. The other image is from the previous week's topic "how did that get there". My drawing was a bit r-rated but most people seemed to think it was funny.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

halloween at pipeline studio

This creature model is the second part of a sketch club exercise at work. I drew the sphinx girl character for the frist part (see the previous post), and I chose a character drawn by Elena Panova to model and texture. I tried to match her painting style in the look of the textures, but I also added some grit and detail to the surfaces. The second image is a poster I made for our company Halloween party. I filled in the black with inks and then cleaned the whole thing up in photoshop.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

character design post

This is an older character that I fixed up a bit for a sketch club event at my studio. A group of people are posting character designs in the first week, and then next week a group of modellers will chose one each and model them in 3d. This sphinx girl is my entry, but I will also model a character from someone else's design, so there will be more posts from this topic in the weeks to come.

Friday, October 01, 2010

watercolour sketch

This is small watercolour study I did over the lunch hour this week. A group of artists from my studio drove up to the rural farmland that is just north of the Sheridan campus in Oakville. This sketch took about 30 minutes and is four by eight inches.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

zombie sports

This is a new drawing from the pipeline studios sketchclub. The topic was zombie sports and I drew a kids soccer game caught in a zombie outbreak. This sketch was a pencil drawing with a quick inking job. It could use a bit of clean up in photoshop, but I am moving forward with a comic project so there is no time.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

sketch club: monkey drawings

This week the topic was monkey business and did a few drawings and character designs. I made two versions of the snowboarding monkey (one clean and one that is a bit more adult). The other image is a monkey fight with various chimps, gorillas, baboons and monkeys all going to war. I posted the initial outline drawing and second version with completed inks.

Friday, June 25, 2010

sketchclub: goldilocks

This is the "goldilocks and three bears" topic for our sketch club at work. I did two drawings; one is a classic pin-up type image and the other is supposed to funny, but no one seems to get it. I posted various stages of each image to show the progress from pencil sketch to finished image.

sketchclub: monster rehab

We have the sketch club up and running at work and our topic this week was monster rehab. I'm showing some mythological creatures in a rehab clinic doing the classic trust building exercise where you fall backwards and other people catch you. I've posted the pencil skech, first ink, and the final version with thick outlines and photoshop clean up.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

dolphin force colour sketches

Some new colour sketches of the Dolphin Force characters. One has a flat toon shader feel and the other is a bit more rendered.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

game concepts (post2)

These drawings are various takes on the gaint castle needed for the story. At first the idea was to incorporate cathedral architectual elements into the castle design, then the story changed and the castle was carved to be from giant vines that where hard like stone. Finally, it changed again to floating islands and docks for the flying airships.

game concepts (post1)

Here are some older sketches I did at work for a video game project that my company was involved with. The characters are based on initial designs by Brian Wong, but I tweaked the look and colours. The other designs are for an airship that the kids where supposed to travel on.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

character designs

Here are some character designs done for my studio. The first bunch are rough pencil sketches, and I took what I thought where the best two and inked and coloured them.

Monday, March 22, 2010

more colour sketches

This is a quick colour sketch of an evil character in a comic book I am working on. She is a mad scientist type, with bizzare animal creations and futurist technology.

Friday, March 19, 2010

animal design colour sketches

Some designs for wacky sea animal hybrid creatures.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

western sketches

These are two new drawings from the sketch club at work. We restarted it after a long break, and this week the topic is western.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

olympics post

Here is another speed skater drawing, this time inspired by the resent Olympics in Vancouver. I did a pencil sketch and then inked it and colored it pencil crayons. I got the uniform from the Korean short track team but I made up the pose.