Saturday, July 28, 2007

Leaving L.A.

It's so sad leaving L.A., but Kansas City is calling, and so are my parents. This summer was absolutely fabulous, and I'm missing everybody already.
As for the images, these are some sculpts that I did during last semester, and a sketch from a trip to the zoo. The doll on his back is a capoeira character that I designed with the intention of using him in an illustration doing a jumping kick. His name is Peru, meaning turkey in Portugeuse. It's a tradition in capoeira to give nicknames to people when they recieve their first belt. The other character is Alejandro who is the star in my junior year animation. He's quite the handsome young hero, ready to sweep any woman off of her tush. The gorilla is from a day at the zoo with my sketchbook.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

It's about time

This is my first blog entry. Yeah, for me! I'll start off with some older work. These are illustrations from the last two years while I've been at school. The figure was from a sophomore drawing class. I had just learned of Egon Shiele and studied his loose and exaggerated figures. If the drawing reflects that, is another thing. The Secret Police comic cover was done for a character design class. The Secret Police is a group that I created with the help of a classmate, Ian Gamble. They are entities that watch mischivious children like an extra set of eyes for parents. They are responsible for cluing parents in on their children's secrets. Oh, and my beloved American Royal Barbeque Contest poster, that was never seen by the public. It lost the very sad and dissapointing race to be the poster chosen to advertise this anual event. The judges thought that the chicken looked too much like Bart Simpson. Oh, those judges. They get me everytime.