[x] Phone Doodlings...
Nothing too incredible... randomly sketching some figure poses and working out the form of some manta rays whilst I chat on the phone with the significant other.
[x] Drowning in My Imagination
I really, really, really should get back in the habit of doodling and posting on this a lot more. I have neglected this far too long and it's a shame that I use work as an excuse. Anywhoo... this is an update to one of the several unfinished projects I had collecting dust. Except this piece originally started out a lot larger than what it was eventually edited down to be. I decided to keep the one panel instead of all three and cropped it to focus more on the figure drowning in his imagination, plunging deeper into his stream of consciousness. The drawing was all done in pencil and then painted upon with acrylic and watercolor with some cropping and touchups done in digital...in short, it's a 'mixed media' piece.
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[x] Steampunk'd Alfonse Mucha goes Under the Sea... - Update
Unsatisfied with how dark my previous progress shot was going, I decided to completely redo the color palette... and this is the direction it's going in now. A couple peer feedbacks have been that there's nothing drawing the eye all the way down the length of the piece; that the gears at the top keep the eye fixed when, really, the flow of the jellyfish is supposed to lead the eye through the piece. Richmond had suggested I incorporate the pendulum you find in grandfather clocks to help bring the eye down while the straight lines of the pendulum will add a nice visual contrast to the flow of the jellyfish. Progress shot to come...
[x] Drowning in My Imagination
I started another illustration project whilst still working on the Steampunk'd Mucha-esque triptych. The concept for this is, well, as the title states... drowning in my imagination. I've been feeling a surge of creative energy lately and I can't seem to sketch/doodle out my ideas fast enough. Being overwhelmed with ideas, I came up with this illustration of a figure falling/sinking and essentially drowning in his own stream of imaginative consciousness...
Whether I will bring this to finish digitally, traditionally, or a combination of the two, I have not yet decided.
[x] Random Doodle of the Day
I think I might turn my mom's almost-daily antics into a comic strip. Heh... Here's a doodle of her caricature... :P
[x] Steampunk'd Alfonse Mucha goes Under the Sea...
09Dec2010 - Updated 06Mar2011
It started out as a random doodle over a year ago... and then I started to doodle the same gears and mechanical objects again but in the form of a Mucha piece... and for whatever reason, I thought "Why not throw in some marine life..." And, well, it kind of evolved into a larger illustration project. A steampunk'd triptych of marine life emulating the compositional and artistic awesomeness of the legendary Alfonse Mucha.
Panel I - a Manta Ray; Mao'ri symbol of inner tranquility and protection.
Panel II - Jellyfish; no specific reason why I picked the jellyfish... I just loved the possibilities of how I can illustrate its movement and form. Although, thanks to my buddy Kumo, the jellyfish does represent Grace. :)
Panel III - Crab; Western astrological symbol for Cancer, symbolizing a number of traits. Those of which I connected most with are Trust, Transformation, Cycles, Emotion, and Regeneration