Saturday, June 26, 2010

Website Graphics

I finished the graphics for the website of the short movie I am working on. Here are the results, so far, as they are still subject to change by the client. The idea was to create a russian constructive era look and feel. I was drawn to tear at the pieces, to make them look drap and worn, contrasting their sharp edges and bright colours. I feel it highlights the underlying truth of the corruption and oppression which is central to the society in the movie...and it was fun.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Banner Design

I'm still working on the short movie that will be shot later this coming fall. I've had to shelf the project for about a month due to other engagements but now I'm back at it. I'm currently designing/illustrating a set of graphics to be used with the movies promotional website. The stuff is meant to have a russian revolution era feel to it. I struggled like crazy on this one until I finally decided not to re-invent the wheel. I settled on one of my favorite russian constructivism designs and use it as the basis for the project. I'm not scoring points for originality here but the end result is pretty nice and getting done. I'll post the rest as I finish it. Below is the first and largest piece the site banner. I've included my original digital painting, the altered and brightened variant I used in the end and the final banner design it was included in.

Friday, June 11, 2010

We need those storyboards now Mr. Scot!

I had under 3 hours to bang out these boards. I spent roughly 15 minutes on each one...whew...

The finally...I hope

Here are, hopefully, the final final versions of the animal illustrations. Saw the poster sized print of the dog on the triumph, looked amazing.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The build up

Last time I posted some illustration work. It only shows the final colour pieces. Here are the pencils and inks leading up to the finish. I originally wanted to completely paint these images but time wasn't on my side and inking and digital colours rather then digital paints became the way to go.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Animals and vehicles...but of course!

I was comissioned to come up with 4 illustrations incorporating 4 animals and 4 vehicles. The animals and vehicles were pre-chosen. Anyhow, I decided to take advantage of this contract and push myself as an illustrator and artist. Well I did, but in the process grossly overshot the deadline and ended up rushing two of the illustrations. Nonetheless the work got in at the 11th hour and I still managed to push my boundaries farther out as an artist. Here is the was hell yo...but worth it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sketchy addictions

We all have our poisons, this is one of mine...and oh how I love it.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Vikki Blows Pin up

I need to improve at the three following things; Painting, the female form and architectural rendering. In this pin up I'm hitting two of the above three targets. It should be easy to see which ones...I hope.
I'm using a picture of Vikki Blows I downloaded off the net as reference. It's not finished yet but here is where I'm at after about 8 hours of painting.

Story board roughs

I'm currently working on a live action short movie. I'm wearing a few hats on the production and one of my duties is the execution of the movies storyboards. I'm posting a small sample of the 422 panels that were roughly boarded for this short. These are visual notes that I drew up so that myself, the director and the D.O.P. can sit down and come up with a final set of shots that will then be properly boarded. So here is a very rough but charming idea of things to come. Please note that these pages are not consecutive but a random sampling of the rough boards.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New intuos4 tablet

I just got my new "Wacom Intuos 4" tablet today and took it out for a spin. It makes my old tablet look like a toy. I love this thing.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


A friend tipped me off to Myazaki's latest movie "Ponyo on the Cliff". I loved it and was inspired to create this quick sketch of it's two protagonists Ponyo and Sōsuke.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Life Drawing 04/19/2010

Above: 10 minute sketch

Above: 20 minute sketch

Above: 25 minute sketch