Friday, February 25, 2011

Becca's Pandora Sketch

Hey guys! This is a sketch that goes with a larger project which is in the works. I'm sorry I can't post the whole story behind the image, but I'd love feedback anyway! I haven't had this many figures in a painting in years... and I think the last time it was rats, not people...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lis's current project - sketch

Hey dudes, so this is my next piece. Two kids huntin' dragons. One is distracting, the other is sneaking up behind. I'm having trouble deciding which direction the image should go in, so here is the sketch in both directions! Also, if you see anything else worth noting before I start on the final drawing....

It was originally in this direction, which I think I still prefer...

but maybe it should be like this?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Becca's Alice Final

Hey all! Here is my final Alice painting. I had fun with this one, although I found it trickier than usual for some reason. It was a challenge to paint a white rabbit in shadow, and keep the foreground separate from the middle and background, but I am pleased with the result. Let me know what you think!

Goblin Engineer Drawing

Here's my drawing for the latest project!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lis's Painting: The Cheshire Cat

Hello all!

I'm very pleased with my Alice in Wonderland painting... and not just because at the very end I nearly accidently destroyed it, but was able to salvage it with gouache. Whew, that was scary. D:

Anyway the exact moment of this scene might be after Alice leaves the Duchess and drops the pig, and finds the cat up in a tree... although there might be other scenes with the cat in the tree and Alice below...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Owen's Murderbot Sketch

Here is my sketch for "Murderbot Takes a Holiday".  I think I gave him enough detail, but if you guys think he needs more weapons or little metal things let me know.  The background is wrecked apartment buildings.  Its all going to be done in orange and blue tones, I might do some color comps but I think I'm pretty settled on how its gonna look.  The sun will be setting behind the tops of the buildings, so a lot will be somewhat silhouetted.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Owen's Murderbot Thumbs

So after a lot of struggling to create a robot, I came up with Murderbot.  The top one has a thumbnail kind of what I'm doing.  A robot on a hill having a relaxing day off, and flying a kite.  The robot doesn't understand the point of a kite, so it's using it's jet engines to propel the kite into the sky.  I'm planning to build the robot somewhat for reference to the angle is likely to change a bit, maybe a perspective looking up at the robot that would make a cool angle for the kite. The design is based on those security cameras they have in museums and Vegas, so it has a 360 degree sight.

Scotts Engineer Thumbs

Well i've done a wonderful job of stumbling along on these thus far without much sucess. But here's two i've managed to come up with. I wanted to have more of these, but a surprise root canal held me up a bit today. It's a goblin engineer either a: working on a mechanical bug thingy. or b: releasing his newly made creation into the air. Either way, let me know what you think.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lis's sketch: Cheshire Cat and Alice

My original idea was to do Alice looking up at the caterpillar, but it was too stagnant. So my new idea has more of the dramatic perspective that the project should have. Wee! Anyway... it's the scene where Alice is looking up and talking to the Cheshire cat in the tree.

Just a rough sketch so a lot of stuff has to be worked out - the cat's face and direction of gaze, alice's face, etc. I'm pretty excited to work on it though.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Becca's Alice

Hey All! Here's my Alice Sketch. Of course, I had to do the White Rabbit :) This is the scene where Alice first sees the rabbit. She's been sitting with her sister, reading, under a tree, when the White Rabbit hurries by, and off they go down the rabbit hole!

Becca's Aesop's Fable final

Here is my painting for the Aesop's Fable project! And as the old adage goes, "Never trust your enemies"...scumbags!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lis's Final Painting: Aesop's Fable "The Fox and the Goat"


Here is my final painting of The Fox and the Goat. I may use a similar style for the Alice in Wonderland project... I was avoiding ink for a while for some reason, but I think I want to use it again occasionally.

Here is the fable again:

By an unlucky chance a Fox fell into a deep well from which he could not get out. A Goat passed by shortly afterwards, and asked the Fox what he was doing down there. "Oh, have you not heard?" said the Fox; "there is going to be a great drought, so I jumped down here in order to be sure to have water by me. Why don't you come down too?" The Goat thought well of this advice, and jumped down into the well. But the Fox immediately jumped on her back, and by putting his foot on her long horns managed to jump up to the edge of the well. "Good-bye, friend," said the Fox, "remember next time,

"Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties."


So our excuses have finally run dry. It's time for Owen and Scott to start a new blog project. "What is it??" you ask? Well, it's engineering my dear friend. Our next project will be to incorporate some kind of mechanical engineering into our image. Whether it be a weapon, creature, invention, etc...will be up to the artist. 
Thumbnails: Feb.7th
Sketches: Feb. 14th
Final: March 4th