Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BFG Style Project Final

Here is the final product for the BFG Style Project.
The scene is about BFG and Sophie sneaking there way through London to see the Queen. The city was modeled after 14th century Japanese architecture and drawn after the style of Jon Klassen... Curved corners and inverted lines =D

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

BFG Styles Project

For our newest assignment, we created new layouts for the "BFG" project, the only twist is to take the layout and stylize it according to a random time & culture and random artist.

I picked 14th-16th century Japan to stylize my London architecture. In the final layout I emphasized the corners of most objects as a curved shaped that came to a point, just like the roofs of the historical Japanese architecture.

The artist that I referred to was Jon Klassen. He's an amazing visual development artist who works for Dreamworks Animation. Klassen's own work consists of simple, flat, graphic shapes that are touched up with various textures. It was a great experience trying to work in Klassen's style because I usually strive for a more realistic and volumetric approach in drawing and painting.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sketchbook Sketches for my Sketchbook

20 min. sketches for Mike Humphries' Digital Landscape Class.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Self Portrait 2009

Self Portrait 2009. 18 x 24 in. Oil on Wood Panel. 2009

Monday, November 7, 2011

BFG Final Painting 2

2nd Final Painting for "BFG" Project

The scene that I illustrated is BFG's cave after it had been thoroughly demolished by the infuriated Bloodbottler. When the storm settled and Bloodbottler left, BFG was desperate to know if Sophie was alive after what happened. Fortunately, his anxieties came to rest after he found her safely hiding in his cloak under his giant table.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Descanso Gardens

Nov. 5 2011 Descanso Gardens. 15 x 20 in. Gouache on Illus Board. 2011

Today's Digital Landscape class met during an early morning rainy day. It was a challenge to paint the diffused lighting, but I had a great time. I was thinking about Richard Schmid's landscape paintings, which are mostly gloomy, cloudy days much like this one. Painting the running creek was the most fun! I actually managed to slip and fall into this creek while looking for a place to work, so it seemed like an obligation to record the location of my misfortune in my painting.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"BFG" Background Painting

For my background painting class, we had to design layouts for Roal Dahl's children's book "The BFG" (Big Friendly Giant).

Story Synopsis: Written by Cynan Rees
Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that BFG's job is to collect, catalogue and deliver pleasant dreams to children. She joins him that night, but the mean giants follow them, planning to eat the children. Sophie enlists the help of the Queen, by making up a dream for her, and with the backing of the armed forces, they defeat the mean giants.

The scene that I chose to depict was when the Bloodbottler, an evil giant counterpart of BFG, accuses BFG of hiding a human in his cave. Terrified for Sophie's safety, the BFG denies the accusation, but Bloodbottler doesn't buy it. He becomes more angry and threatens to kill the BFG and destroy his cave!