Friday, February 27, 2009


Here are the bunks where John and Clarence stay. This was a tough painting to get out. Not as clean as I would want, but you get the gist of what is going on right? Painted in Corel Painter X.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


This is the medical facility for the camp. Number 2 of 4. This one took me a while because I tried to get some detail in the trees and other stuff. Not my favorite or most interesting environment, but I think it does the job. Sketched in pencil and colored in Corel painter X.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Camp (Name coming Later)

This is environment one of four for the concept design assignment. This was a lot of fun, but environments are not my forte. It is hard for me to find an interesting composition and color it up with pleasing color scheme. Im pretty happy with this one, but I know I can improve it somehow. This is the boot camp in which my characters will live for the story. Sketched on paper and painted in Corel Painter X

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mary Brown

Here is the last character of my 4. This is Mary Brown. She is a young girl studying to become a teacher. She was notified that nurses were needed in a local Army training camp and was promptly moved in to help. She was never medically trained and is completely lost when it comes to fixing banged up soldiers. She becomes the love interest for John later on in the story. Arlington is determined to take her for his own, and this establishes the main conflict between John and Arlington.
Sketched in pencil, Cleaned up in photoshop, Live traced in Illustrator, cleaned up and colored in photoshop.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Clarence Terrence

This is Clarence. Part 3 of 4. He is drafted to the army from the work that he loves. Clarence is a botanist, and at times seems more interested in the plants on the ground than the people talking to him. While he is usually in another world, he and John seem to get along great as bunk mates. He has a very loveable personality albeit a little strange. While ofttimes being the brunt of Arlington's jokes he rarely notices and just wanders on his merry way.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Arlington Winsor

The second installment of my character design assignment. Arlington Winsor aka The Antagonist. A city boy who has had everything given to him in life. He outranks John Johnson as a Private First Class. Because of this he starts making John's life miserable because frankly he thinks he is better in every way. He also thinks he is a ladies man and this creates the main conflict of the story to be posted later!! Sketched with a colerase pencil, cleaned up in photoshop, traced in illustrator, cleaned up again in photoshop, and finally colored in photoshop. Enjoy!

Monday, February 16, 2009

John Johnson

I decided to try a more simple style for my character design assignment for this semester. This is John Johnson. A reluctant world war 1 recruit who gets drafted off his farm in Nov. 1917. He is a good hearted guy, but he feels that he is just not cut out for the military. This is the first of 4 characters that I have designed for this assignment. I also have 4 environments to do. With how long this guy took me, I think I need to pick up the pace to finish by the first of March. This was sketched on paper first. Taken into Photoshop and cleaned up, Live traced by Adobe illustrator, Cleaned up in photoshop again, and colored in photoshop. It was quite the process, but I think I am happy with it. Feel free to critique. I CAN TAKE IT! :D Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Green man gets green

This is a painting from one of my previous posts. I really enjoyed this because I did it for fun. Not for an assignment or anything, just for plain fun...and for my portfolio for summer internship applications. Done in Corel Painter X with an Intuos 3. Enjoy!