Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Days: Beach Vacation

Its summer, time to bust out the bathing suits and sunglasses...and the sunblock, insect repellent, goggles nose plugs, arm floats, life jackets and anything else that will ruin all the fun.
Some parents go a little overboard...
I played around a bit with the color palette and thought it would be fun to make it look like an old photo from someones summer vacation

These are just some other character designs

Gesture Drawings and Nudes

These are some old gesture drawings from freshman year

These are some newer ones, some I've redone using older gesture drawings as references, they're not as life-like but I've added some character and exaggeration.


I've never really played around with water color all too much, and when I did it seemed to turn into a muddy mess. So I got a small watercolor sketchbook just for some practice.

mushrooms are unbelievably fun to draw, so many shapes colors and sizes!

 The bear was a mother's day gift.
This is the chandelier in my house, yes it's super tacky with fake plastic crystals and yes it's been decorated with empty beer cans...Molson Canadian I believe..  its pretty sweet.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

First Post!

Well, I finally got a blog! So here some things I've been working on since graduation, just some things from my sketchbook that I colored in photoshop.
Not sure what inspired the pirate theme, it started as a doodle (as most things do) in my psych notebook, but I had a lot of fun playing with textures and shapes.
Speaking of taking notes, I'm taking my last class this summer, humanistic psych, only two weeks left! It's probably the best liberal arts class I've ever taken and I actually do pay attention but I still doodle in class and they're not half bad.
Its just funny when I start looking through my class notes for inspiration in my sketchbook. Some of these doodles, like the pirate, have inspired some pretty cool characters, that I'm working on now and will be posting soon!