Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Commuter Mementos III

I wish I could draw better. Yeah, tell you something you don't already know, right? My drawing skills have been complete rubbish the past couple weeks. I've been expecting that for some time, though, seeing as I recently experienced a large artistic growth spurt. I was overdue for a downturn. Anyway, the following are the acceptable "just keep working" drawings. Don't ask me to show you what unacceptable looks like, yeesh.

Above: Done several weekends ago when attending IndieMart in San Francisco, right before my personal art recession began. Afterward, I grabbed a really great mocha and lunch at a cafe in Hayes Valley... can't remember the name. Apparently it's across the street from "Stacks". I really want to do more environment drawings soon. Like I used to.

Below: BART peoples. I love the drawing of the sleeping man in the upper left. It's easy to make sleeping people look soulful. The man in the lower right noticed me drawing him but tried to play it off like he didn't. I saw him the next week on BART and as soon as he noticed me, he did an about-face and sat at the end of the car in a seat with his back to me. C'mon, guy.

Above: These ones I like. These were exempt from the art lapse, it appears.

Below: Still more BART people. My parents' dog, Macie, in the bottom corner. I don't draw animals. It shows.

Above: I hate this page a bit (hope you guys don't know anything about human proportions...). But I like the guy reading the magazine in the upper right and love the drawing of the guy in the black coat in the middle(ish), so I'll post it. Black coat guy was actually very attractive although my drawing doesn't quite tell that story. I liked black coat guy.

That's it for the sketchbook for now. I'm starting to snap out of the art lapse this week so I'll be sure to post more sketchbook work soon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

January Surprise

Whup, forgot to post this one. This was the character test I did for WishB in January before they hired me. Obviously, I'm not allowed to show any of the work I'm doing there until the game launches but I got the go-ahead for this since it's not a part of the project. The only criteria I had to go on was the word "glob" and it had to be appealing to both adults and children. It's always wierd when you go back and look at your recently old work... it's not stylistically outdated just yet but you see all your annoying mistakes and wonder how you could have let those slip. Also, I sent the final image to them with the wrong year on it. D'oh!

She's a mud sprite, by the way.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Commuter Mementos II

More BART drawings. I'm not really feeling these pages but there are some drawings I like scattered here and there. I really love the drawing of the sleeping woman at the top of the first page. The thing about drawing people on the train is that 4 times out of 5, you can only see people's heads...