Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Two Eyes In Team: Waiter Concepts

These are some waiter concept designs for a rad video game I am working on called "Two Eyes in Team" created by a cool student named Nick Patti at UCSC. 






Friday, December 6, 2013

Huddle Formation

An illustration inspired by a fantastic Alex Turner story and this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSm6s--CYUQ by The Go! Team. Created for the Barron Storey zine project Pants Off Dance Off. Inspired by an incredible playlist of Icona Pop, Le Tigre, Electric Six, M.I.A., Dragonette, and many more beautiful humans. GO TEAM.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Figure Painting

I am currently taking a figure painting course with Robert Chiarito. These are a few paintings from that course, all done in oil on canvas. The first painting is large, about 24X36", the others are 9X12". I have grown to love this class and highly recommend it for SJSU A/I students looking for a great elective. 







Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

CREW OF YOU: Final





The Story:
A story of redemption told on the road against the backdrop of 1950’s fantasy realism. Tucson, a man of reckless impulses, must pay for his crimes when his actions unleash an elemental force of destruction, a fiery colossus of semi-molten steal. Along the way he meets the the naive and devoted Delilah and must enlist the help of the wise but constantly worried Shepherd. Shepherd, who lives out of his weathered blue ford pickup with his two dogs Tyson and Tallulah, knows the only person capable of saving their lives and their souls. Her name is Harmony and she is a shaman of tremendous power, the only problem is she lives high in the Sierras some  thousand miles away--and Shepherd hasn’t seen her for nearly 20 years. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

CREW OF YOU: Character Concepts

The Assignment:
Our next assignment for Barron Story's class is called "Crew of You." The idea is to fragment your personality into 6 different characters who will share a unique story, universe, and complex series of relationships with each other. A list of perameters are given to ensure variety: one character must be the opposite gender, one from a different generation, one which is non-human, one which is particularly associated with an element, and one which is a multiple, etc.

THE CREW

Development:
I did a series of sketches for each character. Some characters I had a very specific idea about, such as the wild and reckless Tucson depicted below. Others I simply had an idea of what role they would play.

Development for TUCSON


TUCSON - The Catalyst 

JANUS - The Destroyer

DELILAH - The Would-Be Sacrifice

SHEPHERD - The Unlikely Hero

TALLULAH & TYSON - The Exuberant Passengers

HARMONY - The Destination

Whats Next?
This week we are working on developing our environments and further enriching our narratives. I will post more about the story behind these characters as I post more images from this project. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Smattering of Hipsters

The seem to gather in the greatest density at Cafe Stritch...



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

GENERATIONS FINAL: Bluegrass


Barron's "Generations" project consists of creating 6 or more individual pieces on a subject, spanning 3 different eras/styles/genres of a subject. Over the summer I found myself diving into Bluegrass and Newgrass sounds.  I liked it because it sounded like folk with an edge and country with a little more grittiness and truth. 

For the final we cut, tore, glazed, glued, and stained our "bits" of visual material into one cohesive illustration that tried to tell the story of our subject as a whole. Like Bluegrass, which is an eclectic blend of folk, country, gospel, jazz, and 'ol time fiddlin', I got to smash together visually competing ideas into one, well.... hot mess. Here it is. The evolution of Bluegrass music. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

The End of the Summer... and the Summer Sketchbook

Fall is here, ring the bell, back to school, show and tell...
Goodbye summer. You were good to me. Today I finished my summer sketchbook. I've carried it with me since June 13th. It was a gift from a friend, and today I retire it to the shelf. Looking forward to my fall sketchbook but already missing the summer~