Friday, September 7, 2007

Not-So-Super Mario

I think I spent too long tightening up this sketch too soon. I like the face so it's inked, but the rest could use some more fluidity. It's a cute idea though.

More Sketching

These are just some rough sketches I've been doing recently. With the exception of the Samus thumbnail (about an inch and a half big), I've only been drawing lines, ellipses, grids, cubes, cylinders, etc. Rather than dump all of that on you, I posted some more interesting stuff I've done in the past week.

Why all these lines and shapes, you ask? My friend Shaun lent me some awesome DVDs from The Gnomon Workshop, so I've been practicing along today. The Samus thumbnail was an attempt at taking some of the more rudimentary stuff Scott Robertson mentions in his two volumes and putting it to practice with my own way of sketching. It looks cool and definitely more
solid than a lot of my other work. When it comes to gestural sketching and coloring it all comes easier than technical drawing. So rather than treat them as separate things I want to use the two to the best of their merits.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Cars, Cars, and Did I Mention...Cars?

Another 'sample assignment' - this time for a marketing group that deals in promotional merchandise and toys. I was asked to create a final line art and colors for Lightning McQueen's 'pull back car' toy, and then use it in a display board that would best promo it. These were the results of each stage (roughs, tightening the final, adding color, board). As usual I worked in Illustrator, mainly because it was a fast way to get what I wanted accomplished.