Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sheriff on a Dino



This is a piece I did for Bobby Chiu's contest on the Chiustream, his youstream channel! For it I did this painting of a sheriff on a dinosaur! I hope you guys like it! :D

MY Dad the Giant Sketches

These are some of my layout sketches that I'm doing for the animation short, My Dad The Giant, animated by the very talented Patrick Stannard! I am going to be doing all the backgrounds for it over the next few months. The final animation will be done by the end of next semester and i'll keep you guys updated. :D You can check out the My Dad the Giant Process Blog here.
Below are Thumbnail sketches to final thumbnail sketch along with prop and other concept sketches! :D




Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jiraiya Post part3 - Final Entries -

These are my final entries for the Comic Con Challenge that was on gameartisans.org! I had to do a final illustration of the character and also a rendered ortho! :D

This is my final illustration -

This is my final ortho -


PS. I will be posting more soon! :D

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ronald Speed Painting

This was a speed painting of a Ronald McDonald creature! :D

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jiraiya Post part2 - Sketches -

- Continuing from "Jiraiya Post part1" -
These are some of the sketches that I did when I was designing the new Jiraiya. I tried out a few different directions that I could go with his new design. First off I started out studying some different types of armor and doing drawings of them.

Then I went into designing his helm and armor. When drawing these I was thinking about how I could keep the essentials of the character but changing it to fit this different era. Jiriaya is a summoner who summons frogs so I tried to incorporate that into the design. I added frogs on the helm, chest and knees. I also tried to keep the overall shape of the original the same and just added elements of medieval armor.


Jiraiya Post part1

A little bit ago I entered the Comic Con Challenge that was on GameArtisans.org. For the contest I had to take a comic character and change it by putting it into a different time period etc. I chose Jiraiya from Naruto and made him into a knight! Here are the reference pages I put together.


Also this is a study that I did of the original Jiraiya!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Farmer Monkeys


These are some sketches I did a while ago to show a possible client. They are farmer monkeys! FTW :D

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Raiden and Bounty Hunter Sketches



This is one of the sketches that will be going out with the Raiden prints that I sell on my Etsy. I decided the other day that I am going to be sending out an original sketch with each of the raiden prints that I sell. There are only 22 of them left so get them before they are all gone.

This sketch above is 9'' by 10.5'' and drawn with a graphite pencil.



Also I wanted to post this piece that I am collaborating with isilme1. I did this character sketch and he is going to be making a 3d model of it. FTW! I will post a link to the final 3d model of it when it's done.

I'll be posting again soon!!

cheers!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Giant Robot and Etsy!!


Hey guys! Here is a one of my recent digital paintings! It is a giant robot samurai that I painted it in photoshop. It was quite fun messing around with depth and textures.


Also I finally got my online shop going and have a few different prints on there right now!! I will be putting up some cards and other small prints over the next week or so. Eventually I'll have some other cards, large prints, original artwork and more up there too!! :D I am glad I finally got it up and running though, I have wanting to get an online store going for a while now. I was looking up some different ways of selling my prints but ended up going with Etsy.com. I have to work on it a little more on it but I like how it's looking! :D Also the first ten prints that are sold will be sent off with an original sketch of the character or something fun. Thanks guys!


Tyler

Monday, August 3, 2009

Character Sketches



These are some character sketches that I did to show a possible client. I did a few different animals but this alligator guy was my fav! I might post some of the others later on. :D

Cheers!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Old Wizard

This is a sketch I did of an old wizard. I started to think of what I want to do for my fairy tale class. For it, I have to create, write and illustrate, a fair tale. So I was thinking about having an old wizard with a bird in my fairy tale! FTW :D

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fishboy


This is a painting I did for Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera's Art Contest. For it I painted a kid dressed up as a fish with a bunch of different aquatic animals around him. The idea was that he dressed up as a fish so that he would be able to talk to all of them. :D

This piece is based off of Bobby Chiu's "Whaleboy" and Kei Acedera's "How I wonder" and "The Jellies - sketch"

It was a fun project, I had fun messing with the color influences and different brushes.

Cheers

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kuta Card Contest



This was for the Sean Galloway's (aka Cheeks) Kuta Card Contest. For it I had to draw his character, Kuta. If you are not familiar with Sean Galloway's work you should defiantly check it out!

I'll be posting some of the other projects I have been working on soon!

Cheers

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New painting!

Hey guys, here is a painting of a girl that I finished earlier this past semester! I tried out a different approach and I like how it turned out! I started out with an abstract brush and then went and finished it with a basic round brush in photoshop. :D



Also if you are going to be going to the Motor City Comic Con, May 15-17, make sure to stop by Draw Sucka Draw's table. They will be there all weekend selling our new book of sketches and such. Jongmee and I will be at their table selling prints all day Saturday! There will also be other artists from Draw Sucka Draw that will be there throughout the weekend, so make sure to stop by! You will also eventually be able to purchase the Draw Sucka Draw book online. I will link it when it is available. :D

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sketches

Here are some sketches that I did for my Image Making 1 class. For the project we had to get into a group and make up a video game. Each person had to create 2 non playable characters and something else such as an environment or one of the main characters. We decided to base the video game on the story of Ragnarok from Norse mythology. The first sketch below is of Thor, the main character. I tried to stray away from the normal look of Thor from the comic books and such. The second sketch is of some zombies, non-playable characters.



Also here are some sketches from my sketchbook.




:D

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Paintings From Life

Here are some acrylic paintings that I did from a model.




They took somewhere between 5 to 6 hours to paint. I like how they turned out! This semester was the first time I have ever used acrylic paints and it has been a big change from oil paints. I am starting to get used to them and am starting to like them even though I do miss oils ha ha.

I am going to be posting some of my sketches and Vis Com drawings soon!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Samurai on a Dinosaur

Hey guys it has been a little while since my last post and I have been meaning to post for some time now. I have been really busy (as you most likely got from my last post lol) and have been painting and drawing like crazy. I have been working on a digital painting of a Samurai on a Dinosaur for the last little bit. I'm still working on it but here is the line drawing.

I'm liking where it is going and will post the digital painting of it when it is done. :D

Besides that I have just been finishing up some projects for my classes. There are only 5 weeks left until the semester is over! It has gone by sooo fast. It's crazy. Even though this semester is coming to an end soon I am going to be starting a new class this Friday. I am starting my 5 week printmaking class! I can't wait! I have wanted to try printmaking out ever since I became a fan of Yoshitaka Amano. If you don't know who this artist is you should defiantly check him out. He has done prints for video games such as the Final Fantasy series and animated movies and TV shows such as Gatchaman. His artwork is really amazing.

Anyways I will be posting again soon! I have piles of sketchbooks that I am scanning in.

Cheers!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

Well this semester has been keeping me really busy so far. I have been taking classes that require me to do a lot of work and it already seems like it is the final week, even tho it isn't even half way through the semester yet. Not only that but I have been working on getting my portfolio and website ready to start applying for summer jobs, internships and freelance. You guys can check out my website here. I am still working on it and still have some more to add to it including more of my sketchbook. Anyways while I was looking for pieces to post on my website if found this piece below. I thought it was funny and wanted to post it. It is a cat wizard. Anyways back to painting. Cheers!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Open Canvas

Here are a few digital paintings that I did in Open Canvas a little bit ago. I was just messing around with different brushes and the program in general. I am like how they turned out. BTW the second one is a wip and I will be working on it more.



Also btw I uploaded the sketch that I am going to be painting for my header. It is a samurai on a cat!! Awesomeness I know!! True story.

cheers!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Semester

Another semester has started (well.. 4 weeks ago) and I have been very busy with that lately. The classes that I am taking are quite difficult but I have been improving in my acrylic painting and marker rendering, which is really cool! I was very excited this past week when my marker renderings improved greatly over just one week! Besides working on projects using those medias I have also been keeping up with my digital painting. Here is a piece that I did for my Image Making which is a digital rendering class. We were supposed to basically just take a sketch and digitally paint it using Photoshop. I did this of corse but then took it into a program called Open Canvas (I painted the character in photoshop and the background in open canvas). The programs pretty fun and I'm liking it. I like messing around with other programs other than the main ones such as Photoshop and such.

























But anyways I have a whole folder full of art work that I have been meaning to post and will be posting soon! I have also been working on changing my blog around and will be soon adding a new header, which should be fun.