Friday, February 26, 2010

Mr. Courts Blog Pic

Mr. Courts blog is to have three images. I went for a literal set of images. The primary image is a Mustang Bicycle (with a banana seat)

Here is the spot of the steel mills from across the Hamilton Bay.
Court Spot 2

The final is a chestnut with the string threaded through it. When we would do battle we would actually roast them in an oven at about 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This would make them act like steel.
Court Spot 1

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rendered Comps for Storyborad

The next evolution in the stroyboard are the black and white comps.
These three were all created using Corel Painter 11.

Comp Tile 01 web final

Comp Tile 02 web final

Comp Tile 10 web final

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Illustration Friday - Adrift

The Illustration Friday image for Feb. 19th, 2010 is Adrift. I again decided to tackle the project using Corel Painter 11. I was pleased with the image of the sinking yacht in the background. I have a feeling that anyone else looking at it will think it is a color blob in the background....but I like it anyway. The life buoy is a donut I created using 3D in Illustration, that I then color mapped. By the time I was done shading and recoloring, it would have been quicker to just paint it.

Adrift Final_800

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cereal Storyboard Thumbnails

Wakazoos are a kids cereal. Here is a set of 12 thumbnails that will eventually become an illustrated storyboard.

Thumbnails Panel 01

Thumbnails Panel 02

Thumbnails Panel 03

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Illustration Friday - Muddy

My Illustration Friday image for Feb.12, 2010.
I own a Jeep Liberty and occasionally go off-roading. I love the mud, but only from the safe confines of the vehicle. I wonder what the vehicle would feel if it was somehow alive. I imagine that from time to time it would "pull-up" like a frightened jump horse. I named the jeep muddy.
I created the image using a black and white pencil on muddy brown paper.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This is the final version of the Wakazoos Cereal Ad. The image was created using Corel Painter 11. It was then brought into Adobe Illustrator for the layout and text.

Wakazoos Cereal - Adult Magazine Ad

To get to the final above....the first stage was to create 3 different concept thumbnails. These were a form of brainstorming on paper. Each one of these was given a rough treatment.


The concept I liked best was given a larger rough drawing.


I really didn't like the character so I redrew him.

A final digital comp was created. It was as much a playground for Corel Painter 11 as it was a color comp.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Old hands Threading the Eye

This is my first submission for the Illustration Friday Website. It is part of an assignment for my Mohawk College instructor, Leif Peng.
When I think of "focused", I remember watching my Grandmother mending some piece of old clothing I had worn another hole in. She would lick the tip of the thread and with unbelievable focus thread it through the eye of the needle. When I asked to try I found that I was unable, no matter how hard I tried, to complete the task. This frail old woman with arthritic gnarled hands could accomplish this seemingly simple task, that I was unable to complete. I have always thought of her as a loving and focused role model in my life.

Old hands Threading the Eye
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