Monday, June 30, 2008

Challenge No. 4: MST3K titles.

This week's challenge was picked by Kim. We had to choose from a set of titles from the TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000". It's pretty much a show where a bunch of guys sit around and make fun of old B movies (which you watch while they rip on it). With little bits of a plot in the intermissions.

It's got some gold titles though. Like "DANGER: Death Ray!" and "Secret Agent Super Dragon". I chose the episode titled "Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy". It started out with realistic sketches of a robot and a mummy, but over time turned into this luchador poster. I think that's because I found a newer movie where a mexican wrestler beats up an Aztec Mummy...

Anyway, it's pictures like this that make people ask why I'm not in animation. My answer remains "drawing the same thing 24 times for one second of motion is not appealing."

Kim's post for the week is pretty snazzy too. I like the lighting she did... check it out over at her interblog.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Challenge #3: "Epic" Mounts.

Well, here's this weeks challenge picture.

"Epic" Mounts (the quotation marks mean sarcasm!).
Slightly ridiculous animals to ride on in an Online RPG.

So, I went with the most obvious choice. A giant flying bunny. I don't know whether or not to call it a Dire Bunny or a Hell Thumper...

I totally went texture bonkers on this one.

I think Kim's this week is fantastic. It actually feels furry.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Week 2 Challenge: 1920's

Second week of challenges, this week's topic was chosen by Kim.

So, here it goes.

I think I turned this into a movie poster just so I could write those names on the top.

Also, Kim's picture is up. She says she hates perspective, but I'm not sure I believe her.

Week 3's challenge: Epic Mounts.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Week 1 Challenge: Demon/Devil Girl.

Here's my image for the challenge between Kim and I.

I'm pretty happy with this one.

Kim's finished hers as well, and it's on her inter-blog:

Check it out here. It makes mine look trampier than it is already.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Oh Right, I have a blog now.

Forgot this place for a little while.

Well, I just finished my first week of co-op work... it was a week-ish, or so, I think.

Anyway, there will be more art posted this week. Wednesday will mark the final day of a challenge I have with Kim Sokol. (She's in my links, go look at her stuff.)

Kim and I are both working; as well as living together this summer, on a set of kids travel guides, where we use a prescribed style to work in. Worrying that we wouldn't get enough portfolio pics from it, since the style is an animators style and not exactly what we both usually do, we decided that every week,we'll make an art challenge to create portfolio pieces.

This weeks theme is demon/devil girls.

Getting down and drawing something sexy after drawing so many cute fuzzy animals this week though made me hope that no kid ever googles my name after reading the travel book.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Airport doodle!

K, so I was bored on the airplane, and there was a guy talking really loudly and obnoxiously on his cell phone before we started taxiing. I kid you not, he actually shouted something about a person he knew who was "A complete ------- conformist."

At that point I looked up at who it was shouting, and there was this guy stuffing his suitcase into the overhead compartment. I thought his conformist thing was pretty hilarious considering how he was dressed.

And now I go off on a tangent:

I never really used to see guys dressed like that except occasionally when I was in Toronto, but somehow this type of clothing has become like a super-trend back in N.S. Any time a guy in his teens walked by me down there, he was almost always (9 times out of 10) dressed like this. How is it possible that people can look THIS ridiculous and other people will still want to adpot it? I think in 15-20 years, super skinny stretch jeans will be giving 30-something year olds embarrassing flashbacks. Kind of like the flock of seagulls haircut did to teens from the 80's, or guys who went to prom in Powder Blue Tuxes in the 70's.