I'm working on my homemade card game art at the same time as school assignments so they finish a little slower than previous paintings. That and my stuff is in oil now, so this is a work in progress...
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I saw the Mortal Kombat film a few days ago and, man, what a nostalgia-trip it was. It is undeniably the most epic movie of my childhood. The music, set designs, costumes, fight scenes. Even some of the acting was good... well, maybe just the guy playing Shang Tsung.
Anyway, I got to thinking that the ninja characters, particularly Scorpion, had really awesome designs. I wanted to explore the design a bit more and make him even more of a bad-ass. The design they made for him in the upcoming game looks incredible, which inspired me even more. I'd wanted to do this kind of thing for a while, but haven't had the drive to do so until, well, now. Just started drawing just to be drawing. I felt I was getting rusty, so I picked up the pad and made this baby. It's a bit scratchy, but I think the looseness fits the design
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I needed a break from doing homework, magazine and "client" work, so I decided to draw something relevant to what I was listening to: Be Your Own Pet.
I first discovered Be Your Own Pet when Stephanie Herrera burned me, "Get Awkward," BYOP's second and final album. It's very good, and you should probably spend your drawing time with this as BGM.
Here's Jemina Pearl (former frontwoman of BYOP) rocking out.
And here's the reference: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/50/116442283_0304f6d7aa.jpg
This seems like something I could revisit one day, perhaps at a different angle, so I can make the drawing mine, and not just a riff from a photo.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I had a friend once.
He was an interesting person to say the least. He wasn't on the wagon, and he introduced me to some really great music. His artwork motivated me not to draw something that I'm not. He was into animals and nature. Maybe skateboarding, too. I was never to sure about that, to be honest. He was friends with everyone. He was friends with me. He passed away last year.
I painted this for him today.
His name is Jared Martin, and I miss him.