Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Week 3: Speed paintings

So this week was tougher. We were given twenty minutes for each image. I think it went alright, you could really just go in there and block in the main shapes. Anywho, hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Victorian Ghost Hunters

These are characters that are part of our new project that we are doing in our bfa class. We were given 5 discriptions to use on 4 of the would be characters that live in Paris, France and were ghost hunters. We had have a blind person, scholar/historian, female, asian and one that was aaffraid of ghosts.
These still need to be touched up with a couple more passes but I thought I would share.

Fitwilliam is the leader of the group. He is a bit quirky of a character. He has always been interested in ghosts. As a child he had the ability to see ghosts, but as he got older he lost some of that innocence that let him see and communicate with them. Now he uses his education from college and his studies to invent and find ways to capture and help ghosts. He is the one that found and brought this group together.

It is said that children because of their innocence can see ghosts, Alexandrea has this ability. She is an orphan that was taken in by the group. She doesn't quite understand her abilities and therefore is affraid of what she is seeing. She wears oversized hand me down clothes to help hide herself from them. She is mainly partnered up with Fitzwilliam since he understands her the most.

This is Charles Brandon-he is my blind character that is also an amputee. He suffers from phantom limb syndrome. The ghosts are pretty friendly with him cause they see him as one of them. He uses his dogs to carry their supplies but also to be his eyes. ( I am still currently working on designing a way to draw his arm, which he still can pick things up with)

Chiyoko is the strong silent type. She is the spiritual leader of the group. With her fans she is able to turn the spirits into butterflies that will take them up to heaven.

I hope you enjoyed them. . . I am planning on still revising them and then hopefully post the revisions soon.

Speed Paintings

Each week in our BFA Saturday class we are doing 3 one hour each speed paintings. I am really glad we are doing these since my painting skills in photoshop is a bit rough to say the least. Painting textures is a bit different than painting a picture. Anywho, I just thought I would share these.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

New Post: Miniature Golf Hole

Its been awhile since I posted so I thought I would share my first assignment of the new semester. It was to design a hole for a miniature golf course that would be the centerpiece to a Las Vegas type hotel or an amusement park.

I wanted my golf course to be a place where kids could come to and be taken to another world and where adults could go to remember how it is to be a youth. With that said I went for the theme of Roald Dahl. I thought it lent it self to many different fun opportunities. Each hole would be based off of a different story of his.

This one is based off of his Enormous Crocodile short story. Incase you aren't familiar with the story: There is this crocodile that wants to eat children, even though he has never had one before he thinks they would taste wonderful. He tries many different ways to capture and eat them but is always stopped by his friends in the jungle (the elephant, hippo and monkey).

That is the basic premise of the story.