Monday, May 30, 2011

Firefly and Panda

Here is the finished Firefly cast drawing! Woo! Click on the image to make it bigger, or for an even bigger version, click here.

 Mal, Zoe, Wash, River, Kaylee, Simon, Book, Jayne, Inara

On a side note, I just saw Kung Fu Panda 2. It was good! What stood out to me most were the visuals... A lot of time with 3D animation (and even 2D), I feel like the rawness and beauty of the concept art is lost, but in Panda I really felt like the look and feel of much of the concept art (particularly some environments/lighting and Nico Marlet's awesome character designs) were intact. (After the film I went to Barnes and Noble and drooled on the 'Art of' book for a while). There were also some wonderful hand-drawn animation scenes, which made me super happy; I actually enjoyed those scenes more than the 3D stuff. I would love for Dreamworks to do an entire feature in that style! Anyway. Good stuff.


Joe's Graduation Card

My brother Joe graduated from Cornell yesterday with an Econ degree. My dad asked me to make a card for him. I tried to capture his current situation/state of mind. He's moving to NYC and hopes to get into the film industry if he can, and needless to say he's kind of intimidated. He's super smart and awesome and I'm sure he will be successful in whatever he chooses to do :)

Front of the card:

Inside of the card:


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Firefly Sketches

Sooo it's summer break! I haven't posted in a while, but I have been drawing... I've been working on a few things, one of them being an epic Firefly cast illustration. I've been wanting to do it for years, and my brother has been bothering me about it too (that and Star Trek TNG). So I'm doing it! It's so fun to do these caricatures, and I find it really helpful... it forces me to look at a person's face, and draw features that I wouldn't normally draw.

Anyway, these are the drawings. I'm almost done coloring, and I will post that when I'm finished!
PS. If you haven't seen Firefly, drop everything you're doing and watch it NOW.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Finished Stardust Illustrations

Here are the 3 final illustrations for Stardust... I'm kinda meh about them overall. I just don't like traditional painting as much as digital... it's too constraining, there's not enough freedom for mistakes or experimentation. And no Command-Z! Oh noes! Anyway, here they are, in all their mediocre-ness.
PS. Summer in 2 days!! (Well, for me... I realize summer doesn't actually start for a little while.)