Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the Deluxo

I came up with this image of a burning car* for a video game cover design. It is for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. I remember playing this game and driving the cars around and shooting guns though I can't remember anything about the story.

In a lot of ways I like the way cars look like when they are on fire. It always seems like its an arresting image in that when you watch a car on fire you inevitably seem to await its explosion.

Something like that.

Christian the librarian gave me a printout of a car on fire which was inspiring in an unexpected way.

*one of the cars you can steal in the game is this, a blue "deluxo".

I did this one with gouache, pencil, color pencil, and paper cut-outs

Garrets Sketches

These are sketches for my concept art class. We were supposed to design the two garret-homes described in the Snow Queen story. They are done in pencil.

Sunday, October 24, 2010



So I drew this the other day and I like it because I feel like I learned a lot about myself when I finished.

Most of the time when I draw I just learn about my deficiencies but this wasn't like that.

Autumn is coming. Call your parents and say hello.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monkey King or just Monkey

This was a piece I made for fun.

Converse Ad(vertisement) Assignment

Here is an ad I'm working on for Converse-All Star shoes.

I also have to give credit to Craig Bowers for teaching me how to color things in photoshop.

From sketch to near finish:

Recently I've been really digging into Yuko Shimizu's work and so I felt inspired to try working a different way. Something about getting to do the drawing by hand and color by computer seems like a comfortable spot for me. I'm trying it out.

In addition to Yuko I've been looking through American illustration annuals, finding images I like and copying them into my sketchbook. It works well as a method of documenting what I like and I often find that redrawing images I like helps me explore different ways of handling medium (since I have to imitate the original artist's hand).

I have a few flies in my sketchbooks too which I keep from decaying by covering them with tape. This is a good way to track the number of flies that you have murdered with the pages of your artwork.

If you don't already know them, check them out:

Yeji Yun
Liz Lee