Thursday, March 29, 2007

Rockstar part II

I had planned on doing three characters for the Avalanche art challenge this go round but am only on the second one. I think this has been one of my favorite art challenge themes so far. Making characters and costumes for funky entertainers is a blast. It would be fun to create a whole band.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Markers and the Flu

I was sick Thursday and Friday and ended up sitting on the couching watching cartoons and drawing all day. If it wasn't for the feeling like there were piranhas devouring each other in my stomach it would have been a fun break from work. These are just a few of the many drawings I did while I was sick. I have a couple that I am going to start coloring and will post them when they are done. I forgot how fun drawing with markers is.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rockstar and a Demi God

My latest two work challenge drawings. I forgot to post the Nature god here a couple weeks back when I posted it on the avalanche blog. The first is my rockstar and the second is my nature god of fresh water crustaceans and love.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Happy Birthday to me...last Saturday.

Birthday cards are really great, especially when you rip them up to make things. This image used to be part of a birthday card that I got over the weekend. My apologies to the giver of this fine card but the colorful pattern was too cool to pass up. It reminded me of dripping wax off of birthday candles and the wallpaper in my room when I was a kid.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Chicken Little II...might as well

Thought I should post up some stuff from Chicken Little II before I forget again. Pluto was my favorite level to design for. Everything was very girthy, prison-like, and dog centric. I think that bulldogs and Boston terriers where the biggest influence as we where trying to give the whole planet(at least the technology) a guard dog feel. The work below is definitely a collaboration between several artists in order to get the finished result. The drawings/designs on these characters are mine but the coloring I will have to credit Sam Nielson and Sebastien Gallego, two of my very talented co-workers. Hopefully I will get around to posting more Chicken Little II stuff in the near future.

Buff Ruff is the warden for the prison planet. Drawing by me colors by Sam.

Foot soldier. It was harder than you would think to come up with a cool mechanical guard dog character. In the end it turned out pretty cool though. Drawing by me colors by Sam.

The mech was really fun to design. I crossed a mech with a dog and an old police cruiser and got some really fun results. Drawing by me colors by Sebastien.

The turret was supposed to be used with the Pluto ship levels as a kind of anti-aircraft weapon. I don't remember if it ever made it in. Drawing by me colors by Sebastien.