Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More artists

Samuel Michlap: I feel like I've posted his work before, but even so, his art is worth posting again.

Jeff Turley: Really appealing work with a variety of styles.

Pedro Sanchez: Has a truly unique and interesting style.

Zaruhi Galstian: Does some really appealing and expressive character designs.

Hadi Tabasi: Just fun.

Cory Loftis: My new favorite artist. So, so versatile.

Brittney Lee: I can't say how much I love Brittney's art. Her designs and compositions have all the charm of a Pixar movie and the finesse of an artsy French film.

Tatevik Avakyan: Again, super fun characters.

Tom Humber: One of those amazing artists who can do just about anything.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Artists to check out

I haven't shared links for a while now. Here are some that aren't in my sidebar---in my mind, these are the best of the best out there:

Justin Gerard: If you aren't familiar with his work, you need to be. His latest series for the Hobbit are some of the finest examples of how to handle comlex composition that I've seen in illustration.

Dave Guertin and Greg Baldwin: Two artists from Insomniac. The energy in their drawings never ceases to amaze me.

Erwin Madrid: Great style, lighting, and composition.

Jason Seiler: The most amazing caricature artist since Sebastian Kruger decided to get all serious on us.

Annette Marnat: Beautiful, fluid lines.

Mike Lee: Has awesome designs and a great handle on values.

Ben Caldwell: Has a fantastic sense of design. The Wizard of Oz picture I'm working on was actually inspired one of his drawings.

I have more, I'll post them next week.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tin Man

I wanted months ago to do the Wizard of Oz as an Avalanche topic, but everyone was busy, so I tried it out on my class instead. I had a suspicion that I was overtaxing my class, work-hour-wise, so I decided to do the assignment to test how much time it would take. I limited myself to one hour per week of time they were working on it, to compensate for differences in speed and experience. So here's how it progressed, hour-by-hour.
Hour 1:

Hour 2:

Hour 3:

Hour 4:

Hour 5:

Last Hour:

At this point, I'd used up the allocated amount. Since that Time I've spent a little more time on it. This represents about 2 hours of work:

I have one more version I'm still improving on---I'll post it when I find time to put those last finishing touches on it.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

For my past, present, and future students:

You should read this. It's true for my classes too. Except for the part about teaching acting, because I don't do that.

Monday, May 04, 2009


My wife and I just got back from an anniversary trip (8 years!) to the Redwoods in California. That place is amazing. I got all inspired and felt the itch to draw but never got the chance. I drew this after we got home. I'm probably going to do a more, but I felt like I needed to post something new, so here you go.