Wednesday, September 30, 2009

At the Lake

We've spent the past month out at Utah Lake for one of my classes. Then we had to take that plein-air study and turn it into an illustration.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Maid and Hillbilly

These are from my first week in character design. The assignment was a french maid and a hillbilly with a gun.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


For our current project in character design we are following the "Skillful Huntsman" process of design... which means... silhouettes. This is the first stage of an assignment that will last a couple of weeks. We had to come up with 8 silhouette designs for each of the four characters. Today in the critique, the Ryan chose the one that's going to be developed over the next two weeks.

These are some that I liked but weren't chosen. It was a cool assignment. Very stress free. I have like 20 pages of these guys littering my bedroom... but it was fun.


Female Construction Worker



It's late. I'm still up because I just watched Coraline , and while a super cool movie... umm.. I was rather afraid for that little girl. CREEPY villain. I liked the movie. I just don't want to dream about button eyes.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Comfortable like trees

For my dad, who loves pine trees:

It's weird, but I think in nearly every one of my art classes, we have discussed the effect of fear on art within this first week... for example, how being self-conscious or afraid of producing crappy artwork stunts your progress as an artist. Today in character design we talked about how we all have sketchbook "crutches" that we resort to because we know they are safe. Perhaps the thing we draw in order to avoid doing anything we think might fail..

Can you guess what mine is?