Monday, October 15, 2007

First of all thanks for all the feedback from those who gave it, it was all right on. I'm going to do some more explorations with this character and include your feedback with a few other things I'v been thinking.

This piece was really just me working towards posing out my characters vs the static pose, and you can see the blue pencil I like to work with. Again any comments or crits are welcome

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Here's another drawing of a possible Wicked Witch direction, just playing more with shape here than story. In case anyone was wondering I can draw feet. I just noticed that the last few images I posted are from the waist up.

As always any crits or comments are welcome.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Just a quick exercise in tonal studies from Pirates. Really looking at how the compositions are set up and lit.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Wicked Witch. Not much visual story telling, just had a tough day at work and had to draw something of my own.

To all of you keeping art blogs, thanks for the inspiration it keeps my going.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Here are a few of the early thumbs I did for the Scare Crow. I always like to begin the whole process of character design with small ideations, to quickly explore the various directions a specific character can go.

A great part of this process for me is when I exhaust the ideas and directions in my head, and that forces me to step into directions that I'm not used to or that are new to me. I get to learn new things about the subject, and a lot of times that is when some of my favorite designs are created.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Here are a couple designs I'm working on for the Scare Crow.

I thought of this character as being a little off up stairs, not an evil "nuts" but definitely nuts. I wanted to push what might be done with the hay or corn husks that the Scare Crow is made from, so I explored looping and weaving these materials together to get a new look. Something nice that came from that was it allowed for secondary action when he's moving, which helps sell that nutty personality. It also really opened the door for the different shapes and silhouettes I could explore with his head.

I also imagined the clothes he wears would be worn to the bone, with tons of patches, like the family that made him tried to used those clothes as much as they could before putting them on the Scare Crow. I also thought it would be fun if the Scare Crow hadn't gotten off his wooden cross easily, again he's a nutty character so in one drawing he still has the cross on his back and in the other it's splintered but still attached to his wrists.

Like on the Tin Man, being able to look into him and see he has no heart is an approach I want to do with the Scare Crow as well. So you'll see that he has ties on his head, this is so sometime in the story he can untie those and we will actually see he has no brain in there. This also lets me create the open version of his head, and all the shapes that can be.

Again any crits or comments are greatly welcomed, and a big thanks to every one who has already left comments on this and other pieces!