Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Well here you go.....Planes, Trains, or Automobiles.....Thats right Vehicle Design is the theme of the week. I noticed alot of organic illustrations with past topics this will give you a chance to do some hard surface stuff. Be creative it can be any vehicle design made up or existing...good luck!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
*Update! and just in time! there is some background for ya!
Heracles' 12 Labors. Good Times. Not quite up to what I wanted it to be, but I have other stuff to do. Good Topic.
As per Tom's Request, the twelve labors are (starting from the bottom left lion and working clockwise)
1. Slay the Nemean Lion
2. Slay the 9-headed Lernaean Hydra.
3. Capture to Golden Hind of Artemis.
4. Capture the Erymanthian Boar.
5. Clean the Augean stables in a single day.
6. Slay the Stymphalian Birds.
7. Capture the Cretan Bull.
8. Steal the Man-Eating Mares of Diomedes.
9. Obtain the Girdle from the Amazon Queen.
10. Obtain the Cattle from the monster Geryon.
11. Steal the Golden Apples of the Hesperides.
12. Capture and bring back Cerberus the three headed guard dog of the underworld.
Heracles was told to complete these quests to redeem himself after killing his own children (however, he was really driven mad by his mother-in-law, Hera).
I've always like this myth for its symbolism and its connection with the zodiac sign (really cool to look at the 12 labors and juxtapose them with the 12 zodiac).
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
For those unfamiliar, The Monkey King is from the old Japanese story "Journey to the West" which follows him on his long journey towards Five Element Mountain to attain a magical elixir that will grant him immortality from the mighty Dragon Emporer. Along the way he meets a talking a pig as well as a beautiful monk who is sought after by demons for his beauty and a drunken immortal.
The Forbidden Kingdom was based off of Journey to the West as well as Akira Toriyama's DragonBall series. Although there are a lot of adaptions out there I tried to make my own origonal version of Monkey on what's supposed to be an anchient scroll depicting his journey.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I know some of you may think this is Cliche...but who cares. There is a few large big releases dealing with this theme and I want to jump on board. You have God of War 3 and Clash of the Titans.....so in honnor of these and because I am a huge fan...
this weeks Topic is MYTHOLOGY....
please illustrate a story or a bad ass creature from Greek Mythology....if you want to go ouside of Greek Mythology it is cool just let us know what you are working with. Try to focus on a story or a particular creature design or both!!
Good luck and let the GODS Bless the Hands that Create!!!!!!
ps here is a website I found with some info if you dont want to look too far...
This concept is based on the dark evil monster which lurks deep deep within ourselves. That monster who's existence is almost inevitable. The one that shows his ugly face every time we let the darkness take the wheel and drive us to do those things we all should steer clear off. Selfishness, greed, jealousy, anger, hatred. The dark side can be a very powerful force... and it certainly can destroy us. This is my worst fear.
On a side note i chose an angler fish because to me they are wicked cool and well they dwell in the darkness... waiting to lure they're pray in with their flashy lure... promising something good... consumption!!!! muahahah Anyway... it could use much more refinement and cleaning up (finals are preventing that). Critiques are appreciated.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Eh sorry if this submission is past the deadline...or too close to it. :(
My worst fear is drowning, so this is what I did in pencil and marker. Went with green and violet for the colors. I wish I could have done more however... :P
and sorry for poor quality, all i had was my camera phone to get this submitted :(
Looks like Greg and I have a common fear. Having found such a wonderful woman that is willing to support, tolerate and love me means so much. To lose her would be devastating. To be alone after being blessed with someone so special is a fear that seems to always be floating quietly through my mind.
quick illustration, tear it up.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Here is my first post yo! I am excited to be a part of this blog, I was really surprised at the quality work I've seen so far. I am a graphic designer who loves life drawing and learning anything I can from animators. This somewhat of an epic narrative piece is inspired by a time in my life right before I decided to go back to school, when I was a janitor. Being a janitor sounds dirty and weird, yet it allowed me a lot of time to myself to read and sketch for hours on the clock - woot woot. It was a peaceful time for growth and introspection, I am so grateful for that experience - and this piece is dedicated to that.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
I am trying to finish another concept for this topic that is why I am not taking this any further......go ahead slaughter me.
**I was going to try and finish my other piece but based on the crits I tried to fix some of the issues...thanks for the crits..... esp you Chris :P
Monday, March 8, 2010
Tell me that I can't. Tell me that I won't become something great. Tell me that I'm wasting my time, or I'm thinking too big. Tell me that I need to be practical and realistic. Tell me that I won't amount to anything. Tell me that I'm ordinary. Please tell me all of this, because then I will do any and everything within my power to prove you wrong, and then I will reach what I've worked so hard to achieve and I will stand tall and look upon a view that you can never fathom. Never in your entire lifetime.
Update: Made the fixes. Thanks guys.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
What?: Bascially, tell a story about yourself. Whether its made up, true, something that affected your life but happened to someone else........as long as it carries a personal narrative its all good. Secondly, tell your story in an exaggerated or Epic fashion. It can be an idealized representation to abstract piece representing the emotion of the narrative. The challenge is communicating your story well through composition and visual narrative.
The intention here is to learn more about each other and encourage us to use our life experience as motivation and reference when creating great work. My personal passion is to tell stories and I wanted to challenge my peers to do the same.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
"The confusion got worse every moment, and Alice was very glad to get out of the wood into an open place, where she found the White King seated on the ground, busily writing in his memorandum-book."
The Lion had joined them while this was going on: he looked very tired and sleepy, and his eyes were half shut. 'What's this!' he said, blinking lazily at Alice, and speaking in a deep hollow tone that sounded like the tolling of a great bell.
'Ah, what IS it, now?' the Unicorn cried eagerly. 'You'll never guess! I couldn't.'
The Lion looked at Alice wearily. 'Are you animal—vegetable—or mineral?' he said, yawning at every other word.
'It's a fabulous monster!' the Unicorn cried out, before Alice could reply.
'Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
Just then flew down a monstrous crow,
As black as a tar-barrel;
Which frightened both the heroes so,
They quite forgot their quarrel.'
"One thing was certain, that the WHITE kitten had had nothing to do with it:—it was the black kitten's fault entirely."
This was the first thing that struck me in the through the looking glass text... go gentle on me, I plan to spend more time on te following weeks posts... just started and finished this one very last min...
My wife doesn't like cats... she said that she didn't like it very much, I tried to explain... but she said no... cats are dumb... what'cha gonna do... oh well...
why, what ARE those creatures, making honey down there? They can't be bees—nobody ever saw bees a mile off, you know—' and for some time she stood silent, watching one of them that was bustling about among the flowers, poking its proboscis into them, 'just as if it was a regular bee,' thought Alice.
However, this was anything but a regular bee: in fact it was an elephant—as Alice soon found out, though the idea quite took her breath away at first. 'And what enormous flowers they must be!' '
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Her screams were so exactly like the whistle of a steam-engine, that Alice had to hold both her hands over her ears.
'What IS the matter?' she said, as soon as there was a chance of making herself heard. 'Have you pricked your finger?'
'I haven't pricked it YET,' the Queen said, 'but I soon shall—oh, oh, oh!'
'When do you expect to do it?' Alice asked, feeling very much inclined to laugh.
'When I fasten my shawl again,' the poor Queen groaned out: 'the brooch will come undone directly. Oh, oh!' As she said the words the brooch flew open, and the Queen clutched wildly at it, and tried to clasp it again.