Sunday, November 29, 2009


This was a really fun assignment. We were asked to emulate another artist and design a character using their style. This guy is an assassin in the early 1900's. As you can see his normal cover is a saloon pianist. The artist that I attempted to emulate is Maƫl Gourmelen. I found his stuff on the character design blog and I loved it. His use of the line of action is second to none. He really helped me with clothing wrinkles as well. I also admire is daring use of watercolors in his designs. He leaves alot of his designs in the rough pencil stage to paint up and it gives the character some fun texture. So yeah, like it or not here it is :) Enjoy.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Animals take 2

This post comes to you from the exotic land of Alabama. I traveled without my trusty tablet so I had to resort to the unforgiving media of watercolor. This ifs for the second round of animals in my character design class. The Monkey has been raised by a street gang to do their dirty work. The goat wants to join the circus but the wont except her because she isn't a cool enough animal. The Badger has IBS when he eats meat so he can only eat veggies and he is very upset about it. That's the run down. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hero 2 and Animals!

Hey all, I have been crazy busy lately...seems to be a trend. Anyway here are the last couple bits of design and drawing I've been doing. The first is a redesign of my stereotypical hero. I tried to steer away from my typical style and emulate a graphic novel called "Lucha Libre" The artist who draws this style is called "Bill". The next couple are some animal designs for my character design class. I had a lot of fun with these. Anyway, all of these were colored with Photoshop. Enjoy.

Monday, November 2, 2009

One day, one very busy day

I finished three pieces today. Well mostly finished. It was a rough one but I got em done. I'm sure they all need a little tweaking, but this is the result of deciding to color these before I turned them in the next day. Enjoy.

Stereotypical hero:

Non-Stereotypical Hero:

Stereotypical Heroine: