Monday, July 26, 2010

First in Flight

Cause all we got is rhythm and timin', we go beyond the edge of the sky.

Sorry, Blackalicious lyrics aside, I'm knee deep in some COW right now after a successful venture in painting my living room, which will be functioning as my digital studio for the next year. Anyway, this week's topic is a two-weeker (last week being the first week of it), so I'm a little late to the game. The topic is Airborne Acrobat. We have to create the immature, adult and elderly forms of the creature. Right now I have a pretty far along image of the adult form and a sketch of the matriarchs with the young. Hope you guys enjoy...

On a side note:
If you're in Toronto this weekend, go see my friend, Callen Schaub's, art show! It's called Fluid Measure. It's at Cream Tangerine Gallery which is at 1087 Queen Street West. It opens tomorrow (wednesday) and has a vernisage on friday, the show goes until August 4th. Check his stuff out at this website. His art is great and he's one of my oldest friends, so if you can, go see it!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Father Time

Hey all, I did my first real ChOW (Character of the Week) this past week. It's a far more intimidating competition to enter, since it's far more popular and there's a ton of people posting in it constantly. I finally worked up a bit of nerve to enter and put something together for the Father Time round. I had Simon and Garfunkel's "Old Friends" running through my head at the time, and it led me to this homeless interpretation of Father Time.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Study More!

Trying to get myself to crank out studies. Here's a quick one I did today. Image thanks to about 8 seconds on google image search.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Trying to get a study or two done this summer. Here's study I did on a photo of a kingfisher. Probably about 2 or 2 and a half hours all told...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Keen on Art

With my new place set-up for the most part (minus the internet and still with some really ugly wall colours) I've been been able to get a decent amount of tablet stuff done, when I haven't been sweltering in the heat. It helps that I have very limited internet access until tuesday, so I don't have the option to waste my entire life watching bad shows online.

Anyway, this drawing is dedicated to my brother Nick, who I used to watch play all the Commander Keen games. Here is my alternate rendering of Commander himself in progress. I want to put him in some kind of environment but I'm not sure if I'd rather have him be in his room pretending he's fighting aliens, or actually have him fighting aliens. What is not in debate is that the caption "It's Ogrebird!" will be present no matter what happens.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Guardians of the Portal Gate

Hey all, more COW stuff this week. I have some non-COW stuff that I'll be posting in the next little while, but with moving into my new place, COW has been about all I have time to do recently.

The theme this week is as titled above. I wanted to make my portal guardians with a combination of Mayan architecture with traditional East-Asian sculpture a la Team Ico's art style. I wanted to combine that with a bit of Miyazaki and a few other things. I didn't get to work in it quite as much I would've liked, but due dates are due dates. I think it turned out alright in the end.