Friday, April 27, 2012


Yesterday I had the privilege of going to the Griffith Observatory in LA, however, I didn't take any pictures of the actual observatory, just the city. I'm not really sure why, but hey, here's another post!

Then I took a pic of this really awesome bush! Oh, and the Hollywood sign is in there too. And speaking of Hollywood...

The Weekly Sketchbook topic this week was Vintage/Retro. I'm not sure if I got a whole lot of retro in there, but I think I did manage to squeeze some vintage. 

I used to and still do love old cartoons. Growing up, my family owned some (and might I add some of the best) Popeye cartoons. The first time I really remember watching Felix the Cat and Betty Boop cartoons was once when I was at a friend's house for a sleepover with my brother. We watched them, while my friend fell asleep. It was a pretty normal sleepover routine at his house. 

I am a little ashamed that I have Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in here, and yet, to date, can't remember ever watching an Oswald cartoon. The story of Oswald is pretty interesting. If you know much about Disney's beginning, this story should be pretty familiar. If you don't, you should really look into it, cuz it has all a good story needs: Great characters, conflict, deception, and the start of the greatest animation company ever to rule the earth (and the naming of the villain from Up). 

This drawing was tons of fun! The concept is pretty close to something I did awhile ago, but never colored. With the success of this one, maybe I'll go back and make it happen. 

Now to go unashame myself and watch some vintage, Paramount, Oswald cartoons...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

3D design Alien Project

Hey everyone! I mentioned last time that I submitted an art project to the student art show at my school. Well, guess what, it didn't make it... But it's all fun and games, because I got to see some of the pieces that did get it, and my piece is no where near the quality of those in the show. I took pictures with my phone of the process to make this creature for my 3D design class's Alien Project. I hope you like it more than the judges of the art show...:P

First, each of us in the class made a wire armature of the creature.

Then we had to cover it with aluminum foil and masking tape to make the aliens' bodies.
After that, we covered it with this awesome clay stuff.

Here he is all clayed-up.

And here is the finished product! I didn't care if I took a good pic of him, so I didn't.

I hope you enjoyed the process! By the way, I got the inspiration for my creature by looking at the art of Lindsay Feuer.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Art Dump

This post is a disconnected batch of random sketches. When my friend posts this kind of cooky collaboration, he affectionately calls his title header "Art Dump."

Aside from working on The Weekly Sketchbook, I have mostly been working on a piece in my 3D design class, which I just submitted to the student art show at my school. I'll find out if it gets in on Monday, and if it does I post a picture of it up here. If it doesn't, then I'll burn it.

One more flaming hunk of junk to throw into the Art Dump...