Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Art Training Snapshot: June 25, 2014

1 hour portrait sketch and CGMA Environment Production Design final piece:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Art Training Snapshot: June 20, 2014

I'm currently on week 22 of my challenge. Switched media from crayon to oil (all digital, in my case, of course).

Once I started working on the pirate, I got quite excited about this particular piece. I decided to include my process snapshots.

I have 1 more hour assigned to the pirate, so we'll see how much detail I can handle.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Art Training Snapshot: June 17, 2014

Here's more stuff from my project. Getting quite sick of it. Almost done.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mike Mattesi Character Design Class: Spring 2014

Hi everyone,

First of all, let me say it once again: Mike Mattesi is a brilliant artist and teacher. I know I've said it before, but Mike somehow manages to surprise me with his amazing skill every time I study with him.

Here are a couple of highlights from Mike Mattesi's Force Character Design Class.

Mike helped me figure out and correct some frustrating drawing habit's and mistakes I've been making, and I learned quite a few new design techniques along the way.

This class was focused on shape and contrast, as you can see from the samples. And, of course, Force. There's always Mike's signature Force drawing approach.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Art Training Snapshot: June 6, 2014

More stuff from my secret personal project. All freehand, all short sketches: 1 hour or less.

On a side note, if you are interested in the psychology behind art (especially comics and film), make sure to read this excellent essay recently posted on Muddy Colors by Greg Ruth: SIMPLE vs. COMPLEX (PART 1: Comics).

Monday, June 2, 2014

Art Training Snapshot: May 31, 2014

Got slammed by the flu. It was a drag. Still managed to get all my work done, but the fever made it hard to focus :). 15 minutes to 1 hour studies