Sunday, May 24, 2009


So this is number 3 in my (hopefully) series of 4 movie cars. It's the Mirthmobile from Wayne's World. It's a little different from the first two cars, especially in the usage of space and type. It's also a lot more bouncy and animated, I think. But that comes with the mood of the film as well.

I had fun with this one, and it has a little bit of sentimental value to it, since it's the last illustration I'll ever do for a college class. Scary to think about that.

This one's also got a few sections I plan on revisiting, but I'm happy enough with the product to display it. Thank you, Sarah Burgess for walking up to me, when I was about ten minutes away from leaving this piece alone, and complaining about the text placement...sending me into another half hour of repairs.

Anyway, here it is. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

But Doc...what if we don't succeed...?

Well, after another dry run for about a week...I finally managed to produce something new. I did the pencils yesterday and took it to color tonight. And yeah, that dirty, half-done scribble at the bottom is definitely the finished pencils. Everything past that was done in the kumpruter. I originally planned on having the Delorean hovering above a field with those flags dangling from it, like in the last scene of Back to the Future II. But this is where it went, instead. I like it better, cause it definitely has a more foreboding feel to it, which is what I wanted to try and capture from the second film. Thanks Jeff, for the ideas on taking it this direction.

This is a work in progress since I haven't completely decided what I want to do with certain elements of the palette. I'm really trying to get that Delorean to pop a little more. I think it's 95% there, and since I've been staring at it for the past 4 or 5 hours I'm just not able to see what I need to do. Probably just need to walk away from it.

Or I'll just draw at 88mph and fix problems I haven't had yet. Sleepy time.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Are you inking what I'm inking...?

I actually did these about a week ago. I haven't really touched my brush in quite a while, so I thought I'd break it out for a few hero studies. These weren't really for anything...just to see if I could still wield the tool. Still some things I need to work on, but I'd like to eventually do a really nice black and white illustration with only the brush to guide me. It'd be nice to have some more variety to my portfolio.

It's been another dry week. Though I'm tackling this last quarter with all I've got, it does nothing but bother me when I have a ridiculous term paper to write. I want to immerse myself in my art, but I can't with the formalities of art history looming over me like an acid rain cloud.

I've decided to buy a dog, and train him to confess to wrongdoings. Then I'll feed him my homework and provide a written statement to my professor, signed by Sparky.

Monday, May 4, 2009

What did you DO, Ray?!

There is nothing more depressing to an artist than spending a week and a half trying to find your muse. Every time I sat down to draw, or color, or even surmise a concept for a drawing...I fell flat. Nothing wanted to connect, and my brain and hand weren't communicating. It's the worst 2 weeks, artistically, that I've experienced in a long, long time. Never the less, when you do find that bust it. And what better time to do that than 4am...?

So I started out today just wanting to draw a car, not really expecting to take this to the level it went. And then it went there. I'm really happy with how it turned out, though. Could use a tweak here and there. But for the most part, I think this picture has a lot of spirit- AY OH!

Don't cross the streams...

Friday, May 1, 2009

This is the new shot of Doc. Played around with his colors to give him a little more ashy-witchy-doctory look. I'm way more happy with this one. Still got a handful of others to complete, but I've been feeling quite the dry spell lately. I can't seem to do anything correctly on paper. I wanna brush ink so badly, but every time I start to work on something, I end up comparing it to my previous work...or I feel like I'm recycling an idea, just with a new character.

Witch doctors don't have days like this, I bet.