Thursday, March 28, 2013

At the Highland Park Library

These are some sketches from my sketchbook. All these are real people that were in front of me. I think keeping a blog is great because it lets you chart your progress and figure out your strengths and weaknesses. Clearly my lines are more confident in pencil (no surprise here) even though its a non erasable color pencil. I need to work on getting more comfortable with pen. Also, as much as I'd like to take down some of the older weaker stuff it helps me figure out what I need to work on.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Strange people

Hmmm who are these strange people? Two character designs for an assignment I'm working on. This is what happens when you work on 4,000 things at once, you get bits and pieces of works in progress. I enjoy posting the latest stuff though!!

Edit: Well I finished the comic, and ended up stylizing the characters much more than in the original character design. It seemed more appropriate given the comic format. Below is an expression sheet for the main character, that's me. I need to work on being on model, making the character look consistent from shot to shot.

Edit , Edit: Stu's main feedback: Forms are looking flat. Work on construction!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Story moments from a western I'm working on. Also an assignment for Stu's class. We had to design some scenes making use of different compositions, aspect ratios and horizon lines. I'm excited so I'm posting this even though its not done! This is 1 of 3 , slowly blocking in the lighting. Stu was kind enough to post some draw-overs, so I have some revisions to make on these guys! I'm trying to practice blocking in the lighting and being comfortable inventing lighting, and believable values from my head.

Update!! Blocked in lighting!! Still needs more love but the general idea is there! I know this is ass backwards but I need to revise some of the line work in manga studio too..

Thursday, March 14, 2013


A painting of a photo I took of my best friend watching the waves in Malibu. I was testing out what I've been learning in digital painting, and a software recommendation from a friend. Manga studio sure is great for drawing line work, thanks Josh!

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Benefit of the Doubt

A comic I made for homework in my figure invention class. The assignments was to stage these characters in a breakup story and show the six primary forms of expression, joy, surprise, anger, fear, disgust, and sadness.