yo, space yaks! these are some character designs i've been sketching on the bus for a future project i'm going to work on. it's been a lot of fun trying to make the outfits as strange as possible. i think i'm going to just keep drawing characters till i get sick of doing it so expect to see more in the future.
LUCHADOR MATCH COMPETITION. Anyone whose interested.... i have a need for a Luchador image.... for Chantel's 30th B-DAY official invite. Attached is the official save the date. We'd be most appreciative to anyone willing to contribute for the final tag.
Here's a sketch that I did on my iPod Touch with a program called, Brushes!...a while ago. My friend Chase did the design with the basic green and violet colors and I 'brought it to life' by painting it more realistic, sorta... Let me know what you think.
I've rediscovered my prisma markers! I imagine it's much like the feeling you get when you first find jesus and you just want to tell all your friends about the pure, unconditional love you felt when you looked into his slimy, beady-eyed octopus head...wait...
Thanks to Zac and Matt for the invite! I really appreciate it. Here's an update (still a W.I.P.) sculpt from Mike Murnane's sculpture workshop. I still have a ways to go, ..ran out of the pink super sculpey, need more. Anyways, this character is based off of The Spiderwick Chronicles, called Mulgarath. For reference, I'm working off of screenshots from the film and a design that Carlos Huante did for the film. ...I know they(tippet) did sculpts for the film, if anybody finds the real Mulgarath maquette from the film, let me know! ;P thanks. As usual, let me know what I can improve on+make better, based on what you guys have seen from the movie and/or design from carlos' site.
Be sure to stop by on Wed. 6-9 in the motion capture room! Full Day workshop this Saturday 4/29
more details: http://mikemurnanesculptureclass.blogspot.com/
no posts in a while so I thought I would chime in.. hope this counts as a sketch. Here's a character that's supposed to be like a dandelion/old man. the image on the right is a maya model I made based on the sketch on the left.
2 recent sketches, the pages still smell deliciously toxic. The words in the 1st one are a line from a Tom Waits song, it was stuck in my head forever and seemed like it would fit nicely with this thing, though probably a hundred other things would have at that point.
I recently finished a 30 day trip to the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. We did a lot of exploring of Mayan temple sites including one called Calakmul. This particular temple site is still very much surrounded by the jungle. There is only one road that leads in to Calakmul from the main highway, and it takes an hour to drive in to reach it once you start in. Anyways, there's a lot of wild life there: Howler monkeys, Spider monkeys, Tucans, and lots of bats. While we were in this jungle area, we made a trip to see a cave that is home to what has to be millions of bats. During the evening, which is their active feeding time, we watched as what started out as a trickle of some bats turned into a huge swirling swarm of what looked like a tornado of bats rising into the air as they exited the cave. This went on for an awesome half hour!
Anyways, I brought along a small sketch book and did a couple sketches of some bats. I did these while we were traveling on a bus from Tulum to Valladolid. They're a little goofy and certainly not accurate, but they were fun to do.
here's some more sketches. these were originally printed in the Meathaus Sketchbook go for the gold along with a some of the stuff i posted here a while ago.
I've noticed that something i tend to draw alot is little people inside of people, or people using animal heads as hats. when i doodle and don't think about it it's something that i draw over and over again.
Hi all! here's my first post - I painted it with printer toner mixed into acrylic medium and charcoal. It's part of this animation/comic book i'm trying to make about Durga; you can check out the rest of the story (in progress) here :)
I've had this color scheme in my head for a few months now. And I wanted to actually do something with it. Originally, I had had a dream in which I was walking across this cyan sea on a high, sheer, and magenta land bridge on which there were patches of violet grass. That said, I didn't dream of any blue fauns, but I thought he fit nicely into this. . .Disney Princesses color scheme I farted out of my brain. I think it's safe to say that the next thing I illustrate is going to be horrifyingly violent. . .or maybe just smutty. I don't know, but I feel way too warm and fuzzy after making this. It's weird. :P Honestly I try to see it while keeping in mind the music I listened too through it's entire creation. Basically, LOTS of Animal Collective. I think I had their entire discography on continuous loop. So look at this less as children's book material and more as that one time when you were tripping balls! :P
So, I mentioned Animal Collective had alot to do with how this one came out. I specifically hold this song responsible, it's called: "The Purple Bottle" and it's an adorable love song, easily one of my favorite songs by the band. There's so much going on in it to make it sound the way it does, I kind of like picturing it being played by lots of little creatures in classic cartoon fashion. But there it is, an explanation. :P
Here is a random sketch that I liked of a monster for no reason other than fun:
And here is a sketch from a story that I’ve been formulating in my mind about human vs machine decision making. Here I am just playing around with future worlds. I think that it’s a bit odd to think that humans will be comfortable living in big cold shell-like ships. I think that would last for about ten seconds and then people would start dreaming about the sun and plants and earth tones, comforting things. Why wouldn’t we expect a future world to be more comfortable than the one that we are living in now? Anyways, it needs work, and I’ll do some more iterations, most likely after the robot story.