Saturday, June 11, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bitter Bunny, I choose you!

I have been playing a lot of Pokemon White recently. I think Bitter Bunny would make a good pokemon, don't you think?

Bitter Bunny as a pokemon trainer!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

...and a dollar short

Ok, after missing a week due to illness, I am now a day late with what was supposed to be yesterday's post. Today, I don't have any artwork to share, but rather a few photos from my trip to Tofino.
I thought this 'found cat' poster was cute.

Enjoying coffee and breakfast at Tuff Beans
The docks. You are never far from the water in Tofino.
The view from our cabin.
Another view from our cabin.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Not Feeling My Art Right Now.

Ugh. I don't post so no one else does either?

I haven't been feeling my art right now. I feel slightly forced due to the fact that I have to post here every week. So I decided to take a couple weeks break. Maybe I will have something after my vacation.

Sorry dear readers!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stolen Tuesday

Since I missed last week I figured I'd fill in Tuesday's spot also. I have a quick animation in mind for tomorrow but if I can't get that together I'll post something else.

For now here's a random illustration I did.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Beer Logo

For some time now, I have been fascinated with the idea of brewing my own beer. In the near future, I am going to start up my own homebrew. This gives me the perfect opportunity to design a logo. With that in mind, I started playing around with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and here is the result...
Ta da!
When I get closer to actually brewing, I will do up a final version and order some stickers for the bottle labels.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dr Mario, computer expert.


I think I got all the viruses gone from my computer. Hopefully it is fine now.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Nico

To apologize for my lack of a post last week, this week I have two things for you. I have been playing with the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on my iPad. It's a great program, and I have been drawing my cats. I give you Nico!

A digital painting of Nico

A digital ink sketch of Nico

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I got worms.

My computer seems to be infected with some sort of virus called
"Spyware Protector." it does not let me do anything. I will post
tomorrow.

Steven Gehl

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blog.4


My first love and my background in art is traditional, hand-drawn animation. From the revolutionary, visionary works of Walt Disney, to the mad-cap antics of the Looney Tunes gang, animation has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When it comes to my own artwork, there nothing quite like seeing my drawings and characters come to life. As an animator and animation enthusiast, I can't get enough of Glenn Keane's designs and animation of the character of Tarzan in Disney's Tarzan. The human figure has long been the subject of artists, sculptors, and animators alike. With his piercing eyes and exaggerated musculature, I can't help but marvel every time I see Tarzan in motion, knowing just how much effort and technique went into every single frame of that film.

BLAWWWWWWG.3

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BLAWG....

I've been practicing my caricatures.
These are my friends Gabriel & Brian.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I am victorious!

With Katrina missing yesterday's post, I am now the only member of this blog to post something, anything every week. It is a bittersweet victory for sure.

That said, I have some more character designs and such for my comic. I was working on what I am going to do for line work and colour. I am not sure I want how I shaded here. I also working on character interactions.


Monday, January 31, 2011

Playing around

This is my first doodle done with the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro app on my iPad. It's quite a robust program.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Few Steps Closer.


I am working on putting a nail in the coffin of the things that are keeping me from starting a webcomic. I have a couple characters, I got a few script ideas, I got a drawing board and some paper and I am working out a inking technique.

Why am I dressed like a cowboy? No good reason. It is more because I have been reading the last Scary Go Round book and I like how Ryan Beckwith is draw. He sometimes dresses like a cowboy. The last drawing also has no real purpose. It is me as the incredible Hulk or something.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Practice Sketches...

Just some practice sketches from paintings.

Monday, January 24, 2011

I've been simpsonized!

I'm working on a short right now, but it's not done yet. So, in the meantime, enjoy a sketch I did of myself as a Simpsons character!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Gulf Stream


One of my favorite works by one of my favorite artists, The Gulf Stream by Winslow Homer, depicts a sailor adrift in a mighty sea. He's on a tiny boat with a broken mast, surrounded by hungry sharks, with only sugar cane to sustain him. In the distance to the right is a looming water spout, which could potentially be his demise. In the distance to the left, is a far off ship which could potentially be his salvation. What I find constantly enigmatic about this painting is the attitude of the sailor himself. Despite his unenviable situation, he appears seemingly nonchalant. He's lounging comfortably on the deck, gazing off to the side, apparently ignoring all the dangers immediately surrounding him. I believe the sailor's attitude is what makes the expression of this subject unique. If he was scared, nervous, or even excited, this painting would probably be nothing special, but just like Mona Lisa's smile, The Gulf Stream always leaves me guessing what secret the subject knows.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I tried to draw something.


Here's what I got today. It isn't much but its all that turned out kind of good.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snow lots of snoow...

Technical Difficulties

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I was supposed to do this yesterday, but a combination of laziness and technical difficulties got in the way. It's a day late, but here it is: Bitter Bunny running.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Possible banner.


I haven't made many visual changes to my 3d model so I needed to come up with something. I drew this possible banner idea for the blog.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I got nothin'...




It's been quite busy lately so I don't really have anything for today...BUT I would like to share this link:

http://pixelovely.com/tools/gesture.html

Nothing beats drawing from real life but this is still pretty neat.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bunny and the Gaga


This week, I'm taking a break from the vikings to bring you a Bitter Bunny comic. The original version of this was a quick sketch I did on my break at work one day. I think it's funnier with real people.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Malfunction Q(".Q) <-- (boxing kirby)

Apparently, my post for Saturday didn't work out quite right...

Here's the sketch that was supposed to be here:

Friday, January 7, 2011

3D People modelling

So here's what I am working on:


I am trying to do some 3D character modeling. I had done some in the past and they weren't very good at all. So I am trying again. It is far from finished and dispite how it looks I only have one side done (the other is just a mirror.) I still need to stitch it down the middle. Also the legs and arms are separate right now and need to be attached as well.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Something Old, Something New...

This is me saying goodbye to my old stuffed animals...


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Meet Olaf


I promised more vikings, so here we go. This is Olaf, father of Leif and Erik. I have been changing him somewhat from the original version that appeared in my demo reel.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Although January 1st is purely an arbitrary date, with no astronomical or agricultural significance, a new year is still something special.

And I feel special, because I managed to land both Christmas and New Year's posts!

I've been sketching around on my iPad, which is surprisingly very nice to draw on.
Here are a few designs: