Reference Sketches

Just some warm up sketches from reference done today.

WARM UP SKETCHWARM UP SKETCH

Heads using Reilly Method

For yesterday's lesson I went over patterns and planes on the head using information from Frank Reilly and Steve Huston mostly. The first two images are my simplification of the Reilly Method from front and side view in steps. The last image is my class demo from yesterday, using the information to create heads from imagination. The heads are pretty generic types for the sake of the demo.

FRONT HEAD PATTERNS
SIDE HEAD PATTERNS
PATTERN DEMO SKETCH

Skeletal Proportions Diagrams

These are two slides from a lecture on skeletal proportions that I made. Just thought I'd share them here. The proportions are of a generalized adult male.

SKELETAL PROPORTIONSRELATIVE BONE LENGTHS

Another Figure from Imagination

This is another demo that I spent an extra hour on at home (about 2 hours total). I am going to do some different body types from imagination soon to post up here.

QUICK DEMO SKETCH

Figure from Imagination

Just a quick figure sketch done out of my head. I started this as a demo in my anatomy class and then spent a little extra time on it at home. Total time was about 2 hours, I think.

DEMO SKETCH

Magicpicker: A Great Photoshop Panel

This Photoshop extension is fantastic. It gives you a great color selection panel similar to Corel Painter but with more options and customizations. If you paint in Photoshop a lot, it is way worth the small cost.

Here is a link to
Magicpicker

MAGICPICKER
MAGICPICKER

Down the Rabbit Hole

I haven’t done many environments lately, at least not enough to make a separate portfolio page from. So, for now, I will just put the few I have in this blog. As I accumulate more I’ll make an Environments page.

This one is just a take on the scary tunnel into the earth concept. The tree is supposed to look a little bit rabbit-ish but not too obviously though.

RABBIT HOLE

Constructing Heads

Yet another demo. This one is showing how I concept various heads using construction and working in levels. It is basically my process breakdown.

HEAD DEMO SKETCHES

Material Sphere Demos

I did these demos to help students with rendering various materials in Photoshop. The one on the bottom right is just the base sphere, a simple circular selection filled with a radial gradient. I think these are a useful academic exercise.

MATERIAL SPHERE DEMO

Altered Beast Revamp

I did a page layout of the Altered Beast revamp as a quick demo for the students. I was trying to show how a little bit of background element and graphic design could liven up the presentation. I also did the little logo that same day in class.

ALTERED BEAST LOGO

PAGE LAYOUT

Out with the Old

So I decided to update my site, for multiple reasons. I really liked the old style I had but it was too busy overall, and that took away from the content of the site, which is supposed to be the art. The second reason, was that my site was unable to be viewed on smaller screens. Anything around the size of a 13” laptop would have found my site cut-off with no way to scroll either. Kinda irritating really. After failing in my attempt to fix the site, I decided that a simpler and cleaner solution would be best. But, I wanted to throw up a screenshot of my old Welcome screen since I still like the look of it. I guess it is part of my random art portfolio now.

OLD WELCOME SCREEN