Saturday, March 29, 2008

Batter Up!

Here's the 1st draft of the Japanese Sports graphic I promised. Nothing says Japanese sports success like Ichiro, I think. But what do I know?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Shipwreck and Lobsterboy!

So I've been mulling this weekly comic idea for a little while now, and thought I'd put up a quick sketch I did on the computer. One is a foul, selfish devourer of anything; the other is a small-time superhero who's never faced such a challenge. Can you guess which is which?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Work in Progress

I've been commissioned (is that the right word?) to come up with some ideas for graphics and logos for some websites... I'm actually really excited about it, and I've been working hard to come up with good ideas. Here's two that I really like:
This is for an internet marketplace site called Dragon Spaces... they were thinking along the lines of having a market on a dragons back... in making this it turned into a viking longboat somehow.
When the guy first talked to me about this site he called the personal webpage of the future. Naturally I thought of robots and space, and this is the first concept I came up with. I'm also going to make one with a guy in a retro space suit when I get a chance.

There's another site too that they want to see ideas for, but I'm still working out some ideas. I'll post them when they come up.

On another up side, a guy in one of my classes has taken me up on the offer for free custom graphics while I build my portfolio. He wants some Japanese Sports type graphics. So we'll see what happens.

Okay, cool. Later!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Street Fighter 2 Turbo!!!

I remember the good old days, playing a 16-bit fighting game, when the most elaborate thing I had to remember was down+down-right+right+punch. Then my character would throw a flaming ball. Naturally, my opponent would jump over it and kick me in the head which would end the match. But I remember that it was the closest I came duking it out with the bullies at school. They couldn't jump. Yet it didn't matter because I couldn't throw the flaming ball anyway. (sigh)

This one was for my first Japanese presentation... also an experimentation with textures.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

From the Vaults

Vaults? These are really only a few months old but, until I can find time to use the scanners at school and scan my sketchbook stuff, they must suffice.

PS Braces are SOOOOO not awesome.

Friday, March 21, 2008

The new beginning...

Well, here it is: the blog I've been meaning to make for several months now. This is where I shall post my creative pursuits...
Already bored with the chit-chat? Me too!

This is the opening graphic I created for my second presentation I gave in my Japanese 443 class. I think it's by far the best I've created, but somehow the spiral color didn't translate (it's supposed to be orange). I'll post some of my older stuff soon, as well as stuff from my sketch book.