Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sick and having technical problems

I am not well enough to make art today and I am also apparently having technecal issues.  Maybe I'll have something for tommorrow.

Sick

I am not feeling well at all and probably cannot get any drawings
posted today. I might have to delay it until Friday or Sunday.

Steven Gehl

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sketchbook Project

Here's my first sketch for The Sketchbook Project. It's a scene from one of my all time favorite movies.

Can anyone guess the movie? Haha...it's probably pretty vague and doesn't have the likeness of the actress but guesses are welcome anyway!!

I also wanted to add some watercolor to it but I'm afraid. I already messed it up a little with the inking but still looks decent. I'll hold off on the watercolor for another day.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Meet Leif


With the last two weeks being super crazy with work and holidays and such, I have had little time for arts. However, I have been working on plans for a new short. I have a rough script worked out, and am now working on character designs. I present to you a page of my sketchbook featuring Leif. I promise more to come of Leif and his viking cohorts soon!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

For Christmas this year, I got myself an iPad. I love it very much. I got a stylus as well, so I could draw in the Autodesk SketchBook app.

I also found this nifty little program called Animation Desk. It's a clean and simple program, but it has all you need to make a nice little animation.

Here's my first try at a walk cycle:


Anyway-- that's all. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy it.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Unplanned Christmas post.

So I forgot to get all my stuff together for my post before going to
my parents house. So I don't skip a beat I just tried a little art on
my iPod.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quick Doodle...

Here's a quick doodle because I'm not feeling well right now.



I also wanted to create a winter/holiday banner but can't finish it for today so I propose that someone finish it. =) Here's the rough:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Grocery Humor

Hello friends...

this is what you came here for:


A quick story sketch from the "Beans" section of a project of mine--

A series of short animated vignettes, all based around Grocery Humor.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aeroplanes!



Here is my completed (somewhat) Sopwith Camel. I keep finding things that I need to add or am waiting on something else to do. The YouTube video is super dark for some reason and it doesn't help that my background has this weird shadow going on in it so I am posting some stills as well.



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WIP

This is something I'm working on. The goal is to finish it by Sunday so I can post the final then.





Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

eh...


Not feeling so good. probably going to call into work tomorrow. Still working on things that I shouldn't post yet. Here's a picture I drew at some point. Also trying to figure out something to make into a comic.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Quick Sketch

It's been a crazy week so I'm posting something from a few months ago.


Monday, December 6, 2010

CA24 Flashback!



I was perusing an old sketchbook of mine and came across something you may remember. Good ol' Lars the Lumberjack, who later became the basis for the comic shop character of Ethan in my demo reel.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

*filler*

If I manage to trade shifts at work tonight, I'll do a proper post, but for now I'll leave you with this:

Friday, December 3, 2010

Reminiscing

I am working on some projects that I cannot share so I looked through some old files.

The first one is a website design that my friend Mike and I were working on. I cannot take full credit but I know I did a lot of it. The link is here. I wish we would have got it up and running because I really like this design. None of the buttons work by the way

The second file is a similarly themed website design, but completely different. I think it's a older version of the same design because of how things look, but it is the latest I could find. It stems from an animation I did of Captain Ahab and the white whale that never really worked. But I really liked how the water moved so I couldn't help but try to find a way to use it. Here is the link.

The last is what was supposed to be a webcomic series. I made five pages I guess but never did any more. It was displayed in flash and never figuring out a good way to update gave me enough reason to quit (not that I ever need a good reason to quit something.) You can see it here. Buttons mostly work on this one.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dayu Voodoo Doll

This is a sketch of my Dayu Voodoo Doll:



This is what it actually looks like:



I actually got that keychain in Canada. Good times. Here's a link to what it's supposed to do:


Dayu Doll Frankenstein

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sprite Art


Yep, it's tiny. I have been playing around with sprite art, so of course, the first thing I do is Bitter Bunny giving a thumbs up! Woohoo!

Life Drawing :)





Sunday guest entry....very late at night entry, I still consider it sunday until I get up for work tomorrow...I mean today.


This is Angela again >:)

I have been going to figure drawing sessions with my mentor every other saturday. I will share a few images, if you will.
yes her head is too big...









These uploaded quite miserably tiny...sorry about that :/ .
oh, I guess I didn't see the size options...will fix a few now.



I also made something in response to the Tiger Summit project taking place in Russia in response to the little population of 3,200 wild tigers left on our planet. Hoping to see more people take interest besides just the 13 tiger populated countries. Also enjoyed an extra found on James Cameron's Avatar special edition related to his effort in Brazil concerning amazon water damns :).









I did the below one Friday night before I went to bed after sketching landscape :)



Goodnight, I need to sleep for work now...too bad Saskatchewan doesn't have snow days...the only snow days I get are no-bus-transportation days..I experienced one last winter...sadly I had no idea until I stood for an hour wondering why the buses still weren't coming.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I suck! Happy 100th!


Here's a hastily drawn picture of a pilgrim. It ain't Thanksgiving without firearms.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

99th Post!

So technically I'm the 99th post however due to some misunderstandings I created a little something for the 100th post sooo here it is anyway....something completely random....

**Update: Just wanted to make sure that everyone knows to click on the image for the actual piece.



I also did not make a cake but here's a picture of a cake that I bought (and partially ate).



Great job everyone! Let's keep it up!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Lottery

Here is a Bitter Bunny comic I did the other day. I know lotteries are essentially a tax on people who have a poor understanding of odds and statistics; however, I still purchase a lottery ticket once in a while.

Friday, November 19, 2010

For the impatient reader... UPDATED!

There is virtually no chance that I will get this rendered in time to post tonight. I have been waiting probably over an hour for this SINGLE IMAGE to render! My computer DOES suck but also this is extremely high-poly and very shiney. I will hopefully have something to replace this with tomorrow.

(sorry for the lateness of this post! It has taken me probably an hour just to get a screen shot and to get this all typed and what not due to CPU usage!)

UPDATE!:

I think it got passed the really taxing parts and finished up quicker. Or it finished because I stopped trying to do so many other things!

I am modeling a Sopwith Camel for my 3D class. I finally went to my 3D class after a four week absence. I didn't go for weeks for various reasons, and I was quite behind-ish on this project. I basically did it all today (yesterday.)

It is not finished. I still have a couple things to add. Snoopy for one.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Character Designs

A couple of character designs...

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Flea Market Find!


Yesterday, I went to a flea market that was happening near where I live. It was mostly antiques and collectibles, but one item in particular caught my eye. Yes, it is as awesome as you imagine. It focuses mostly on his early work in advertising and adventure comics. His work still manages to inspire and awe.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Animation table.

Since it is Sunday and does not require a post I felt this was a perfect time to show off my new animation table! My mom finally finished it.





It is reversible so I can situate the wheel on either the left or the right side of the desk. I still need to buy a clip on lamp and a light for the back of it. I just found some acme punched paper so I can get started sometime soon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

To The Death!


While at work, I came up with a picture of Bitter Bunny with a sword flying towards Harry. Unfortunately, I didn't have any paper at the time, so I sketched it out on my palm. And wouldn't you know it, by the end of the night, the sketch had worn off. But that's ok. I have a good memory.

Behold...




Thursday, November 11, 2010

No use for a title

Working on some stuff that is not finished or I am not sure I should post. Here is a random sketch I drew while taking a break.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

I am a slacker

As an apology for my slacking, and neglecting last week's post, I present to you a work in progress! I quite like Todd's character designs, so I threw together a quick character comp and started to make him run. As you can see, I have a ways to go on it. The movements are still very stiff, and there is almost no personality to it. But hey, not bad for only 2 hours of work put into it so far.


video

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday...

Since it's free-for-all Sunday and I did some more drawings, I figured I'd post 'em. It's not like anyone else is using this space...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Toy Story 3, The Secret of Kells, & Kick-Ass

This post has nothing to do with those movies. I just watched them all this week and they were good. I'd recommend them.

Anyway...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Twilight Princess



I have been slacking off and playing Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess too much lately. So for this weeks post I was drawing some Midna. She is difficult to draw because her proportions are weird.
The fancy coloured one is from a screenshot reference. I had more and the ones here were more complete but I didn't save before a computer crash.