Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lucas Christ

This was done for one of my Illustration classes. The assignment for this one was to portray a recognizable person as a god. I chose George Lucas and I decided to dress him up all sith-like and surround him by evil imagery from Star Wars to show my opinion of him. I really dislike the fact that George Lucas hogs all of the credit for the Star Wars films. Sure he played a mjor role in making the movies, but there are hundreds of other people who lent their talents to make Star Wars the success that it is and they deserve their recognition just as much. Not to mention he had even more control while working on the sequels and they are far inferior to the original trilogy. Anyways, bickering aside, I hope you enjoy my piece! I drew a lot from Byzantine art, and looked at some of the Star Wars movie posters for influence.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Elephant + Pogo stick = tons of fun

Here's the final painting for the "Animal doing something human" assignment. Special thanks to Christopher Burdett for sharing his awesome texture brush. It really helped me out with the elephant's skin. If you want to grab the brush yourself, you can get it from Chris's blog, and while you're there be sure to check out his awesome monsters!

I should have my George Lucas painting finished by Monday, so watch out!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New work in progress!

Finally got some projects in the works! Here are 2 drawings I just inked up recently

For this assignment we had to illustrate animals doing human things. I've always wanted to see an elephant on a pogo stick!

For this assignment we had to illustrate a recognizable person as a god. I took this direction partially due to the fact that I'm currently taking a class called The Mythology of Star Wars. Also, I really wanted to draw a baby Darth Vader!

Stay tuned for the colored images as well as a couple other things in the works.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Collaborative piece with Ben Templesmith

Ben Templesmith recently posted some linework to his Deviant Art page and he said that anyone is free to color in the lines if they wanted to, so I took him up on the offer and came up with what you see below. The image was colored in Photoshop and it depicts the character Psylocke defeating a Sentinel from X-Men. This was a fun exercise to do and I hope to get the chance to do something like this again, perhaps with other artists too.