Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Beasts and Demons

Week two of the animal assignment in Character Design

The sketchbook theme for this last week was "demonic." I just started a new sketchbook, my third of the semester, and its binding is on the short side, so it's a really wide format, which is an interesting compositional challenge. And it's filled with watercolor paper, which makes me very very happy.

A yearbook page from Demon High

Friday, November 20, 2009

Concepts and Sketches

A couple of quick concept paintings I put together yesterday for my senior film story pitch.

And here are a bunch of developmental sketches for my previously posted animal designs

Drawing from photos

Stephanie's boyfriend, Stu, conveniently has a pet squirrel. His name is Boss and he is psycho. So we took a day to go up to American Fork and draw him as he rampaged angrily around his pen.

Drawing from photos again

Playing with shapes. Turns out, owls are crazy fun to draw.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Our assignment for Character Design this last week was to take one of our villains and one of our heroes and rework them. The challenge was to incorporate elements of story and personality into the characters as well as appealing design. So I reworked my non-stereotypical males, since I felt they had the most potential for interesting story and also happened to be the two my classmates liked the least, thus having the most room for improvement. Plus, I really wanted to take another stab at anime, since I hated my last attempt so much. I like this new one much better.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


More from the Heroes & Villains assignment in Character Design. I really tried to break out and experiment with some new styles on these ones.

Stereotypical Villains:

Non-stereotypical Villains:


More Character Design homework. I freaking love that class.

Stereotypical Heroes:

Non-stereotypical Heroes:

Monster Week

The sketch theme for this last week in Gesture Drawing was (rather appropriately) monsters. I believe every week should be monster week. Happy Halloween everyone.

These I blame on Michelle. I asked her for fun animal combinations and she said "a fat rabbit anaconda and a dolphin kangaroo."