Thursday, December 30, 2010

Various POKEMON Doodles

I... actually have a lot of doodles/sketches on my harddrive that I haven't posted. Hmm. I always keep forgetting to do it.

Looking through my doodle folder I noticed a lot of them were related to Pokemon, so, that is the theme of this doodle post!

I tend to draw my Pokemon a lot angrier looking than they are in the games or anime. If I was stuck in a ball all day and ordered around by a 10 year old, I'd be angry too.

The above is my imaginary team I'd have as a Gym Leader, consisting of ONLY CAT POKEMON. I'd give out the hairball badge.

That last one is Bowser, who very much is not a pokemon. He was saved in the same folder, though, so I figured why not upload him too. If Bowser WAS a Pokemon, he'd sure be on my team.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I have a sketchbook that I've been working on forever. It will be forever again before I eventually manage to fill it, so I went ahead and scanned some pages that I have:

The above is very accurate.

...No comment.

Drawn upon a request from my younger cousin. Emo hair, emo bear... get it?

Aslan's the only one who came back.

Also drawn for my cousin. She asked if my little black sketchbook was a Death Note. I told her it was a Death Nose, which is much better. Somehow.

School Work

Here's a few things I did for my classes this year:

One of our Illustration projects was to draw someone famous. I drew Danny Elfman. For some reason it feels weird to me when you draw someone who is still alive.

The above is an acrylic painting for a different class. It doesn't really make any sense, I know. It was based off of a dream I had, and my dreams are always weird.
This last painting... well. It's a lion. Hopefully you could tell that.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Majora's Mask Pumpkin

Now it's time for the second pumpkin I carved this year...

I attempted to carve a pumpkin based on the moon from the old n64 game, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. That game has always reminded me of Halloween, and the moon from it is quite possibly the most terrifying thing to ever be in an E rated game. Seemed appropriate as a pumpkin design.

I've always gone at pumpkins the traditional way; carving out spots for light to shine through, etc. After seeing some of the amazing things people have done with pumpkins, I wanted to try my hand at actual "carving." So, here's my first shot at it, done with a clay carving tool I found in my supplies. I'm already excited to try it again next year.

Here he is lit up. I didn't have any candles, so I improvised with a red glowstick and a mini-flashlight. Sorry for the photo quality, my camera isn't exactly top of the line.

Playing around with the angle:

The lighting:

Then both:

Finally, since my blacklight was right there, I tried seeing what it would look like with a UV light source:

Well, that's it for Halloween 2010.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oogie Boogie Pumpkin

It just isn't Halloween to me if I don't get to carve a pumpkin. I carved two this year, but to stop this entry from getting all cluttered I'll put them into separate posts.

Halloween night my friend Connie and I watched horror movies, ordered a pizza, and broke out the carving knives.

On my pumpkin I carved the Oogie Boogie man from the Nightmare Before Christmas. Really, what says "Halloween" better than Oogie Boogie?

Here he is with the lights on:Aaaand with the lights off!

I later decided to see what Boogie would look like when lit by a green glowstick instead:

Then (in true Boogie fashion) I thought, "Why not light him up via Blacklight?"

Now, since I had already filled him up with glowsticks and bathed him in UV light, why not go the whole 9 yards and make him glow in the dark?

There you have it. More evidence that I can never leave well enough alone, and that my immediate access to glow-in-the-dark paints can only lead to trouble for everyone.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Left4Dead Hunter Costume for Halloween 2010!

I've been super busy with life lately... During the Summer, it was my job, and now I have school work.

Still, I feel like I should give this blog thing another shot.

Why not start back up by showing my Halloween costume for this year?

This year I dressed up as a zombie creature from the game "Left 4 Dead," known as a Hunter. Here's the concept art of one, for comparison.

I had a lot of fun making the costume, mostly because I couldn't afford to spend anything on it. It was interesting trying to find "free" alternatives to methods you would usually use... it was also my first time trying to do "horror" make-up. That was the most fun out of all it!

Here's some photos of how it turned out:

Those first three photos were taken by my friend, Connie. I may have gotten distracted from acting the part of a hunter by awesome fish...

The above photo was cropped, because I wasn't sure if Connie wanted me posting a picture of her up here. She dressed up as Louis from Left4Dead, and our friend Erin dressed up as Francis. It was amazing.This second set of photos was taken by my friend Molly, aka freckledlass here on blogger.

In all the costume cost less than $10 dollars. The hoodie was $1 at a garage sale, the pants and shows were old beat-up clothes I had. The fake teeth were $2, and I also bought fake nails for $2 and some cheap black and white make-up for $2. Everything else was made or "left overs" from previous costumes. The fake blood I made out of red paint, milk, chocolate sauce, and corn syrup. The gross "skin" was dried acrylic paint.

Anyway, it was a ton of fun.

I'm hoping to make a post of carved pumpkins soon!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Digital Practice

I need more practice drawing digitally. I'm still really shaky with my tablet.

Here are some random things I've done with it lately:

This was a drawing based on the theme "Smash Bros" for my friend's webcomic, but I totally had the wrong due date and kind of epically failed with it. Whoops.

This is a speedpaint of my cousin's Phantasy Star Online character as sort of a birthday card kind of thing:

Finally, here is a silly little comic based on Super Mario Galaxy 2. That game is hard, and after awhile you start to think the "GAME OVER" message is personally mocking you:
That's all! I've been busy with my summer job.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Matchstick Tiger

Tiger made out of matchsticks. It's a rework for a project in Illustration II. It's made out of around 4,000 matches.

Here it is messed around with in photoshop. Design is not my forte, unfortunately.