Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Greetings!!


School is finally out, and I'm back in Turkey for my last official break :)
Winter is great in Istanbul, with everyone wearing their cozy coats and scarves, the street vendors who sell roasted chestnuts at every corner, and boza! It was snowing 10 mins ago, and I couldn't think of a better time than this to say "Season's Greetings", with a sketch based upon my senior thesis.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gobelins 08!




The new Gobelins shorts are fresh out of the oven! Check em out!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sleepy...



...I am.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Drawing, and Drawing Some More


Hey everyone! I had a few drawings scanned, thought I'd drop a few in here as well :)
Winter break is approaching. I like the sound of that.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Birds Flying High, You Know How I Feel...


It's true.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Little Hippie Sketch


Here's something I've been forgetting to post for a while.

Finals "approacheth". My plate's been full of random things, which will appear here soon.

Check out the work of the awesome Derek Thompson, who came by Otis for a 3 day workshop past month, and provided a lot of useful info.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nathan Fowkes Color Demo


Hey everyone! This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend a color workshop at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art taught by the amazing Nathan Fowkes. He was very clear and concise, taught very useful information, and was nice enough to let us photograph the demo.
So as I promised, I'm posting the process shots. Unfortunately the image quality is not super high, but these were the better ones I got.
It's also ironic, that this is a color workshop, and there's no way the colors would ever come out the same in the photos (and everyone's screens).
It was great meeting everyone at the workshop! Hope everyone enjoyed it like I did.

PS: For those who are confused, the images go from top to bottom, starting from the left hand side.


Here's what I got to do there. The color keys were quite fun, and so were the quick portraits. The colors are off on the screen (duh), but as you can see, I had a lot of fun.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thumpermania


Studying thumper as a character design.
Good times.

Monday, November 3, 2008

draw draw draw your boat gently down the stream...




Hola! Long time no see.
I decided I'd drop here a few drawings from my studies.
Yes. I like fashion. And I like dancing.
Expect more.
Over and out.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Blue Jay And The Peacock

Hi everyone! I thought I'd add more work to support that lonely peacock illustration I posted a while ago... These were done weeks ago, and I barely found the time (more like, made time) to clean them up for you.
Here are some quick sketches for the characters, and a drawing of the "Peacock Residence".



I hate posting with watermarks, but since the new "Orphan Works Legislation" has passed, all artists need to be super careful with their public work. Thank you new legislation, for making our lives harder by releasing our rights to our own works.
All in all, this was a quick design breakdown for a short story. Please enjoy!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Jorinda & Joringel



Holla! I know I've been slacking on the posting duty, but I haven't been lazy. In fact I find myself running from one thing to another and not having a moment to catch up with life...
Here are a few sketches for drawing the fantastic with Bill. We were asked to take the story "Jorinda & Joringel" and turn the characters into animals. Here are some character and environment exploration sketches...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Senior Year. Get Set. Go!




Hi everyone!!
So "senior year" started two weeks ago. I'm super excited about what is to come, and to see what my fellow classmates are going to come up with.
My schedule is already getting busy, with thesis work and everything else, but I'm going to try to keep the blog updated.
Here's a quick sketch of one of the peacocks from the fable where the blue jay wants to become one of them and fails.. fun.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Finally! A Monkey With Taste...


Coz tea rocks!
An old sketch I found in a sketchbook that needed some polishing... Hope you all dig it!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mr Toad


Hi Everyone!

After a short break, I'm back to the drawing/painting, and here's something I did to warm up a little. Without further hullabaloo, I give you Mr.Toad!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Doodle Time


Hi everyone! I had some time in my hands, so I did a few random sketches.
Hope you likes it!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Experiments


Hey everyone! Originally I attended my good friend Dylan to the duty of reminding me to post twice a week, but he's blowin it. Therefore, I had to take charge once again.
I felt like messing with the inks once again. These sketches are both 5-10mins, and the bottom bottom one has a 5-min-photoshop-touch-up.
Oh, and guess what business I considered getting into before I became a concept artist.
I acutally hate posting "pics", so I promise actual scans next time :)
Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It's been a long, long time...


Hey everyone! Sorry for abandoning ship - temporarily. I haven't been posting at all, which is lame (i kno, i kno).
Getting back in the posting game, here is a quick study I did when I found a little bit of time on my hands the other day. It's a temporary sketch of a villain-esse for my friend's comic book. I was supposed to design another character (werkin on it!), but this one just.. uhm.. happened.
Hope you likes it.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Shimmy


I lied. Just dancing. You get the idea.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Kidz


I decided to see what my illustrations would look like in the "family" section of your neighbor bookstore, so I tried a few. Here's a compilation.
This was more fun than I expected. Good times.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Goodies!



Here's some new work. These really just randomly happened. Perhaps that's why i like them...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Character Post




I was putting my portfolio together, so I cleaned up some old sketches and polished them a bit.
Here are some results...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bike-king


Here's an "illustration" for a friend of mine. He loves biking, so he is the "bike-king".

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Break


Here are two of the pieces I worked on during spring break since I avoided homework completely. Uhm.. I better get started...
The portrait is a quick one, but I actually thought about the environment piece... It's from my personal project based on "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sketchdump, More Work

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mini Portfolio



Here's a bit of my previous works. And a layout sketch from today's "work for myself" session.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Styleframes Of My Life


Assignment: Create a title sequence to the movie of your life.
Here's my take on it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More workk!



I'm starting to define my characters some more, for my HAG concept. Here's also a bonus of a value study. Yes that is a capybara. Yes, he's having pina coladas with friends at the beach.