Sunday, August 24, 2008

Skill set...

returning to a new/old skill set...
my art always needs to progress, but i feel its just as important to expand my skills beyond penciling. i usually draw original character designs, but i find learnng a new skill set, with characters you're still exploring can compound the difficulty. with existing characters, like Dukoo, i can push aside how they look because it's already established. then i can get to what's important, learning something new. so there it is. after working for 14 straight days, doing twelve hour shifts. this is what i got...

it's like being a disciple, in order to follow the Lord, you have to push aside what you "think" you know.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . . ."

Matthew 28:19

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Night on the town..

this is an interesting character design. the idea got sparked when we talked abut life and death. how all our choices in between shape our lives, and how we are remembered in death. well this was the result of that Q&A session. you'll have to wait to here more, but i promise it'll be worth it. i also tried some background in this one. i just felt like my sketches seemed a little empty lately. so i 'll work this out so more and go from there.

peace out

Monday, August 4, 2008

Butterflys or is it Butterflies?

Either way, i did some research. butterflies were often used as pariables to describes ones transformation towards Christ. as a catepillar, it crawls about going from day to day, it does so, not knowing it's full potential. until one day it stops spins a cacoon, and emergies into something awesome, and takes flight. i often remember those days, of my own crawling about. until i bacame a buttefly.

peace out

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sheep and people..

i learned that Jesus often compared us to sheep. i also never questioned why. until my patsor broke it,(he watchs a lot animal planet) sheep when they graze have actully been know to walk of the edge of a cliff. fact. why? when they graze the sheep become so fixed with what's in front of them, they are often become oblivious to any danger around them. it's an accurate portrayel of human behavior. that's why, Jesus, is called the "good" shepared. He's their to keep us from danger, if we "choose" to listen.

so here is another charcater design. i experimented with coloring it in photoshop. just spots though. but i'll fool around with brushes, and try to challenge my self. just a distraction form pencils mostly.

peace out

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Welcome to the Show...

I'm back. again. it's one week removed from SDCC and wow. this really was the best show for me ever. and i'm fully energized and ready to get goin'! i set out on a mission and i succesfully accomplished it. out of all the talented people i wanted to meet i did. most of them. and now this is the beginig for my light to shine. let's begin...