Saturday, August 29, 2009

Diviner: Updated

Redid colors, got rid of the distressed overlay, and made several variations. I went with a more toned-down color scheme. Three color count goodness. I like all of them. Now up for voting at Design By Humans: http://www.designbyhumans.com/vote/detail/62214


Friday, August 28, 2009

Diviner



I've been working on this for awhile now. I had a sketch of this idea in one of my really ancient sketchbooks and decided to revive it. Came out nice, but a little too top-heavy for a shirt, design wise. It's something I should have caught early during the sketching process, but overlooked entirely. Some ways to alleviate this would be to drop out the color in the hands or shrink the design so it would fit smaller on the shirt. Other than that, I would have to make drastic changes to the design to get rid of the top-heavyness, which I don't have the heart to do. But it could have been worse: it could have been bottom-heavy, which I despise :D

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Zach Johnsen study

My classes started this week, so you'll be seeing a lot more school projects and a little less design work *sad face* I do however have one or two completed designs, but I'm gonna keep them hidden for a little while ;)

The only hands-on art class I have this semester is Illustration Materials and Techniques. A lot of instruction on traditional mediums such as pen and ink, acrylic paint, and oil paint. For a homework assignment, we had to pick an ink drawing from one of our favorite artists and re-create it using the same mediums the artist used, in this case ink and ink pens. I chose to re-create a piece by Zach Johnsen.

I didn't bother scanning it, so perspective of the photo throws out the proportions, but other than that the drawing is pretty dead on proportion-wise. It came out better than I expected, but I need a lot of improvement when it comes to crosshatching and taking my time.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm AWESOME!!!!

This mass of cardboard and twisted wire is my attempt to make a working live trap to catch the mice that have decided to hang out in my kitchen. Funny how I used a fatal spring snap mouse trap as the trigger mechanism for my non-fatal mouse trap. Go ahead and laugh, this thing works!!!


Edit:
I was still full of energy, so I made another one! This one feels more refined, even though it still looks like crap. I like the arms closing the door better on this one.


If you look carefully, you can see the trigger bar inside the trap... which triggers the snap trap on top... which closes the door.



Edit: yea, it works. Caught the mouse last night!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

CHUUU (Pika Post)



Yea I know, the skin wouldn't hang onto the skull like that. I wanted to give it a "face melting" look, hahaha.

Decided to draw this because my kitchen has been occupied by mice as of late. Since I don't like to harm animals, I have been trapping them using a tin snack can in opposition to using fatal snap traps. So far I've been able to catch 4 out of 5 mice. They're pretty small and the largest one I've caught had a body of about 3 inches.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Jelly King @ Teefury


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Sunday, August 2, 2009

lolwut? (Pika Post)




For some unknown reason, I couldn't stop myself from uncontrollably laughing while I was drawing the last face.

I am simultaneously working on two designs at the moment. While working on one of the designs, I stopped and asked myself, "Who would want to wear a shirt with a half naked girl on it?!?!" I Think I'm going to set that design aside for awhile and focus on my other design, haha.