Monday, August 31, 2009

Dino-Bird Expressions

Wanted to see what this guy's going to look like acting...

Thursday, August 27, 2009


For animation class, I am creating a story about a caveman in search for his supper. Here is a character design for the short film. I've been playing with light a lot lately and love the 3D effect it gives my characters. I also placed the caveman in front of a photo I found online.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Prehysteria Bird

After drawing "Dino," I wanted to create other prehistoric animals. I made up this goofy din0-bird using the same coloring technique as the "Dino Revisited" illustration.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dino Revisited

I've posted this little Dino before (see it here) but have always felt something just wasn't right. After a few adjustments, Im happier with the drawing.

Lately, Ive been playing with different coloring styles. In this image, I've colored the outlines rather than inking it in black. The base colors were done in Adobe Illustrator, with shadows and highlights in Adobe Photoshop.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Business Card Idea?

Pretty soon I will be ordering business cards. I used the image I created yesterday with this card idea. I wanted to stay away from the typical business card, so I chose a vertical layout and gave it a colored background.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Color and Light... again

I decided to fill in this drawing and play with light again.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Giving Back

Here is a design I did for a Cancer Support Group, Victory by Faith. I wanted to work in a different style for this piece, using solid colors and shapes. This is the final product.

Monday, August 3, 2009


I tend to focus on too much on detail rather than the form of my characters. Working with silhouettes forces you to address the detail in the negative space which truly defines a character. Here is an attempt to silhouette the characters from Dancing with the Stars.