Saturday, September 30, 2006
The Science of Anarchy II !
After revisiting the drawing from yesterday I attempted to improve upon it and ink it up. So here's a sort of repeat (not that anyone cares 'cause nobody leaves any feedback anyway!).
I must say though that this character intrigues me and I would very much like to write up a little story about him, but who knows if that's ever gonna happen?
Romani Ite Domum, Carpe Diem and Huzzah!
Friday, September 29, 2006
The Science of Anarchy
Today a concept sketch I did a while ago for a movie my friend was working on. Sadly I am woefully behind on any of the storyboard work he commissioned from me (sorry Josh). Doing concept work was pretty fun and I hope to do more someday, even though this sketch isn't as good as I would like it to be.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
A double picture day, Hurray! This is a logo I may be using for the indicia of my mini comic. Let me know what you think. Really I'm interested.
A feindish creation built as the ultimate martial opponent for our hero to overcome. Can he do it? Is he strong enough? Will all those years of video game training finally see fruition? So many questions and yet not very many answers. Enjoy your day!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
"...but important above all else was the vast deposit of shells and bones, which in places nearly choked the passage..."
Another attempt at line drawing for the book "At the Mountains of Madness". Although not as succesfull as I had hoped, I am learning more about the technique. Though any feedback would be appreciated.
Friday, September 22, 2006
"...our contemplated base on the shore of McMurdo Sound at the foot of the volcano Erebus..."
Today I begin a most ambitious project. I am currently re-reading "At the Mountains of Madness" written by H. P. Lovecraft, and have decided to illustrate some of the passages from the book. This project should give ample practice in two studies I have much need to master; Light and Shadow and Line Quality. This image is taken from a photograph. I used two small Faber-Castell pens over a pencil sketch, but soon I hope to use crow quills, just like the Masters of Old. Huzzah!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
The Line Divine.
My intial attraction to art came from a few different places and one of those was the illustrations in antiquated books I read as a child. The line drawings of old have such power over me and I long to be as skilled in their production as the artists I grew up admiring. The ability to carve shadow from light and surround a subject in gradiated brilliance is one I have long respected. With that in mind I attempted to duplicate the style and present to you these paltry reproductions of far greater work. Harrie Wood and Orson Lowell were the originators of these images and any interested should look to them for wonderful examples of the mastery of line.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
One of my biggest concerns about myself is that I am becoming more and more entangled in the inescapable reliance upon machines to sustain a daily living. There does not a day go by that I do not, in some form or other, turn on, use or manipulate an electronic device. Even now, at this very moment I am engaging in their use. Being a "dependant organism" I understand the attachments I must make in order to survive. The aquistion of food, warmth, and shelter being primary for that purpose. And though I accept and acknowledge the great efforts of other naked apes (perhaps crazy, though I'll leave you to decide) in "bettering" our organisms position on this planet I often lament the skills and traditions I have forgotten through my reliance on machines. I have no solution aside from attempting to limit said reliance. However being both crazy and some what of a pessimist I do not forsee ever entirely being able to. This image was inspired by these feelings and by Jack Kirby, a great designer of mad machines, Huzzah!
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Dreams, Dreamers and Dreaming things.
Everysince reading Carlos Castenedas' "the Art of Dreaming" I have been trying to train myself to be a more lucid dreamer. Attempting some of the techniques explained in the book as well as other various "mythical" practises I've discovered in reading a plethora of antique portfolios I have yet to pass into the realm of controled dreaming. The only thing I have been able to muster is a sense of self and reliance while dreaming. I am no longer cast willy nilly about by the nocturnal chemical ocean of my mind. However I still feel the presence of a larger obstacle looming over my night visions. Recently this little fellow visited me and though I feel I handled the encounter with every appropriate action so as to not upset either it or the balance of my dream training, I still find myself impelled to recreate this visitor visually. I haven't quite captured it here, but this is as close as I have come thus far. I return you now to your dreams and remind you to remember the power you possess in your own hands.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Well this weekend saw the end of many prodigious projects and the beginning of phase TWO of my master plan for TOTAL RECAPITULATION!! Today I present a birthday gift I prepared for a freind of mine. Brush pen and colored pencil was the medium originale. May you all cavort wildly in these last dog day's of summer. OUT.