Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
I took some time to give pumpkin-carving a shot, after so many years. Convinced that a video game sprite would look good on a pumpkin, I went to work carving Mega Man. It turned out to be a lot more time consuming than I had planned. I guess I could have done something smaller or simpler. But it'll be fun when kids come to the door and have no idea who it is because it's such a dated game.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This is a Sackboy and Sackgirl from the game Little Big Planet. I always liked the design of these characters. They're very customizable and expressive, and yet I seem to enjoy them most in their plain form with the zippers visible.
A while back I bought a bunch of Sculpey modeling compound with the intention of trying out sculpture. I finally got around to it one weekend and found out how fun it is. These two characters include real zippers and buttons, and are painted with acrylic paint. Inside them is aluminum foil, so that I didn't have to use too much clay. I would actually like to make more of these little characters, only smaller and with the various decorative accessories you see them wear in the game.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This was just a picture for the Avalanche Art Blog, for one of their old challenges. Watching Lost is something to do on a Wednesday while you're drawing, and it has actually gotten better since a few seasons ago when it wasn't that great. Unfortunately, my favorite character Sawyer hasn't been up to form lately. He used to be the most delightful jerk, but lately he's been a big softy. I guess characters change over the course of time and that's something viewers have to deal with.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
It's amazing how much you can hate a piece of art that you were so excited about only a week ago. That's the case with this image right here. It will forever stand as a reminder of my rejection and the long hours I spent to earn it. But the bright side is that since it didn't win the contest and make it into the art book, you get to see it for free.
Several of my friends at work who also entered the contest pooled our artwork together to look at it before the winners were announced. Two of them actually won, but the one I thought was the best didn't make it in either. It shouldn't make me feel better... but knowing that art THAT good is sitting on the cutting room floor next to mine makes me feel like there could be any number of good pictures the judges couldn't include. That will help dull the sting until I buy the book and see what kinds of art the judges deemed better than mine and Adam's.