Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bjorn and Anja

Sketch and color testing of my characters Bjorn and Anja. He’s a Scandinavian troll-type with some giant in his genes, hence how HUGE he is. (she’s 5’10”, so he’s quite the imposing figure.)

I made him as a stop-motion puppet two years ago for a school assignment: here’s some pics from a past post:

They’re from a Swedish fairy-tale re-telling I’ve been working on “on-off” since my senior year in high school. (first pics of them are on lined paper) Tale’s called “The Princess Who Danced with a Troll Every Night”—long winded title! But it is so rich, even in the simple fairy-tale style it’s written in, and it ends so abruptly! I have a bit written on it already, but part of me is wondering if I should switch to making it into something sequential… That might be fun.

Final Projects Illustration 222 - Heads and Hands

Had to do a self portrait over aperiod of four weeks (the first week was just taking reference photos) and this is what I got! I used black and white charcoal on grey toned paper.

And along with that, on the final week our assignmnet was to choose a reference photo with at least the full head and shoulders and use whichever medium we wanted to make it. I just got back into the Lord of the Rings, and I re-discovered that I really liked the character of Grima Wormtongue, so I popped in my DVD and took a "screen cap" of him and painted it using Acrylics. It was a load of fun!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Best Books Never Get Old

Fan art I drew for Jeff Smith's Bone. This was created using brush and ink on recycled brown paper, and then colored in Photoshop.