27 August 2013

Pacific Rim was Awesome

It's no secret that I love movies and often go to the cinema with my sister or mom. I went recently to see Pacific Rim with my sister, and the both of us are Neon Genesis Evangelion fans so we were understandably excited. I loved it so much I went to see it again with my mom! It had its flaws but was a great bit of monster vs. robot fun.

As a result I decided I'd draw up a bit of Pacific Rim artwork (I'm also compiling a rocking playlist to go with it!) and this is the result!


15 August 2013

More dog sketches

Life is still up in the air at the moment, so here, have some sketches of Jack Russells.

This dog is hard to draw. I'm not sure what style to go for either hence the variety. We'll see how things go!


30 July 2013

I want to live in a Container House one day

Recently I was researching about modified shipping containers turned into studios and homes as a means of cheaper, recyclable living space.

As it happens I just completed a commission for something very similar - Accessory Dwelling Units! These are mini houses built on property or converted garages. They're pretty popular in Portland US at the moment.

Much thanks to my friend Jack for putting my name forward for the job! It's a speculative image, but here's hoping it'll lead to more work. If not - one for the portfolio!


I also did a few black and white drawings of tea leaves for another commission which sadly fell through.


And to top it all off, I've almost finished doing up the spare room into a study/studio room. I'm in shared housing so I wanted to make sure the room is usable by others as well! Once it's finished I'll post up some pictures here. All I can say is...thank you, IKEA!

More updates soon!

7 July 2013

Drawing Dogs

New Designers was fantastic, it was great to see so many incredibly talented people! There's been some interest in my work as a result, so it's been worth the stress of it all.

In the meantime (while looking for work) I've been talking with my wonderful mother about a story idea she's had - which I love - but involves drawing dogs...which are something I'm not used to drawing, so I've been experimenting with my style, seeing how it looks. Here's some initial sketches for you!

A Cockapoo. Essentially a mass of black curls...couldn't have picked a harder breed to start with!
A German Shepherd. One of my favourite breeds! This one is only a youngster!

Slightly more cartoony style to get across expressions better.


I'll try and keep updating more often, and will be doing an overhaul on my website sometime soon. Don't forget there's also my sketchbook link in the meantime!


2 July 2013

Officially graduated, but still working!

My year finally got our results and I have officially graduated - now into the wide world of work. I've been super busy with moving and networking, but here's a few things I've been doing in the meantime.

Image inspired by Maduk's song, 'Ghost Assassin'

Sketching at the hostel (in colour).
I'm currently in London for the New Designer's show this year, so if you see me around - I'll be wearing my badge hat - come up and say hi!



21 May 2013

Storyboards Scene 1

The final storyboard images for scene 1 (without text directions). Just in time for hand in next week!





20 May 2013

The End is Nigh!

Here's a book cover I've been working on this week, for the YA book 'The Doomspell' by Cliff McNish, as well as some of my development thumbnails.

Last week in the studio before final ever hand in at the end of the month! Time flies!



30 April 2013

Spectrum Character Design

Hey all! Here are the updated character designs for the three main player characters from Spectrum (a mobile game concept I'm working on). You may have seen the initial designs on my sketchblog, but these are the relatively final images:

Scarlett, the close-range fighter type


Klein, the defensive builder type


Blaine, the long-range fighter type


And a bonus experimental gif of Scarlett! 

My business cards are here as well and we're all getting ready to head off to London next week so might be too busy to update for a little while, but will still be putting up some rougher work on my sketchblog. I'm also going to be doing a giveaway once I've completed 50 pokemon warmups, so keep an eye out!

18 April 2013

Business Cards!

It's almost time for our trip to London to meet agents and companies, and the New Designers show is also coming up fast, so most of the class has been working on getting some business cards made up - including yours truly!
Mine are supposed to be varied in style but still cohesive as a representation of what I do and how I draw or visualise. Here are the final designs to be sent off tomorrow:




And on the back of all of them will be this:

 

Some of my classmates reckon the back image is a bit intimidating, but I'm only smiling! I don't really like drawing myself but I am proud of my hat. Also redesigned my website if you haven't seen it yet!

14 April 2013

Fun times!

You know that feeling where you want to draw, but don't know what? And how you work on something for hours but end up disliking it...

Business card design number one!