Friday, November 23, 2012

I'm Thankful for Pin- Ups

Updated with the new pieces below!

What's one thing that's inspired me all year with my female characters? Retro pin- up models thanks to bookstore browsing. These are the first three I've completed!



Here are the three remaining sketches that I colored in this week.

UPDATE: And.... they've been completed!

So over the week I've been contemplating whether or not I should make more... Turns out I have ideas for four more! In due time, they'll be drawn, colored and posted. Making another book sounds like an idea, too. ;)
Until next time, folks!


Friday, November 16, 2012

When in doubt, draw Video Games

I believe the title is self- explanatory. Plus while hurricane Sandy razored and uppercutted the city, I needed things to draw. Enter: these pieces!

Snivy riding Chibiterasu. This was inspired by the plushies I hide from my dog!

Dewott in a fighting stance. Same explanation as above.
Sonic the Hedgehog being "Disney- fied". He WAS inspired by Mickey Mouse after all!
Super Mario gliding around with his cape. I loved that power- up and... it should return. I'm okay with him dressing as a flying squirrel though!
Kratos teaming up with Sackboy.... Hilarity would ensue, I reckon!
Until next time!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

"So The Horror!" The Collection

It's mid- October. Green leaves are becoming harvest- colored camoflauge, blazers and jackets are fully blooming from cramped closet spaces, and most of all... Halloween is near. Remember when I showcased a particular SolStars poster in the summer titled The Haunted Valentine? Well that was just the beginning of my Halloween based cartoons. Check these out for size:


Frankenstein's Monster

The Wolfman

The Bride

The Mummy

The Gill- Man
I drew my doggy a costume. ;)
The Toll Freeze crew returns! I missed them.

A SolStars- based video game CAN happen one day!
And thus concludes the Halloween posting! Happy horrors to everyone and stay tuned for more.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gasp! Life Drawings?!

Long story short, I actually still draw from life!

Well, I kind of had to force myself to begin doing this two weeks ago. Since I've applied for my master's, the stylistic, cartoony draw of my illustrations had to be pulled back for my portfolio in order for me to show that I can still use a number of heads on a human figure and draw them. Plus, I love animals.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Book Showcase

This week I could've just uploaded my little portfolio sketches of animals & whatnot, but that'll be next week once they're done! Instead, I decided to record a short video showing my recently shipped character illustration book. It was made courtesy of Blurb & for a first time made book... it actually looks good enough to show animation companies! So with some luck & dedication, this book can provide a successful first step in for me.

Have fun watching!

P. S.- Adobe Premiere was acting strange editing the video. I wanted to include a nice background song, so I posted it underneath the video. Listen while watching, please?!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Seasonal Tides

Seasonal Tides was a collection of illustrations I created, based off of the twelve months of the year and their related seasons. The finished pages all included haikus I've read that serves the illustrations' purpose. This was compiled later on into a small book. I gave myself much freedom with the mediums used, including pencil, colored pencils, pastels, charcoal, and Adobe PhotoShop (my main tool). Enjoy!



Saturday, September 8, 2012

Summer Selection

While everyone else I know is moaning and crying over the summer being over (which it's NOT), I figured that today is a good enough day to upload some new artwork and repost any of my art from tthe summer. Along with the animatics, this is mostly for portfolio purposes.

One of the projects I spoke of earlier this summer was Prelude to the Sol. It was proposed as a collection of visuals based on cartoon characters from my early days as an artist. I decided to go a slightly different direction after drawing my own female characters many times and I created my own interpretations of Cartoon Network female characters! So far, here are the ones I've completed:

Agent Honeydew.


The Powerpuff Girls.


Miss Bellum.
I acually had a lot of fun drawing them out and I plan to make maybe four more of them later on.
And then, I got an idea one Friday night in August:
I challenged myself to drawing Marvel's Avengers characters as if they were a part of my cartoon. So, it resulted in this piece:

I have yet to finish Nick Fury and Loki. Either way, all goes well!
So, the SolStars pictures I've posted already but why not repost the latest ones right?!


And thus ends, my summer collection. The autumn will bring about a new job (YES!), more creations, and applications to apply for a masters' program. Hopefully, it'll get me closer to fulfilling my career path by working with an animation studio.
Have a good day, folks!