Monday, September 29, 2008















Yeah its after the deadline, you bums can deal with it!

what's he looking at?

no clue.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

In the Falling Snow -- "Last Leaf"


First off, I know this is past the deadline!  So I guess I'd be disqualified if this was a contest.  Fortunately it's not...mwhahaha!  So now I go on to post.

For this piece I was just experimenting with a painterly / collage style in Photoshop, often using a Wacom tablet (used Illustrator at the beginning too).  Fun to work on!  I really need to investigate making my own custom brushes, or checking out the site Spike posted.  Enjoy!

P.S. -- A friend of mine pointed out that I was unintentionally making a pun off the word "fall" in "In the Falling Snow" by making a reference to the last leaf of fall.  I guess this is becomming a reoccurring theme of mine...

Theme 4

Wow is it already the 4th theme. Cool. Good job everyone and keep crank'n away. This Week's theme is:

"Out of the Earth." 

Good luck!

The Falling Snow Samurai



Watch your back when the snow falls or else the Falling Snow Samurai (Say that 3x's fast) will cut you down. I really want to tweak that background for portfolio purposes cause this did turn out decently. I really like the outline free style just forgot how stink'n long it takes. Flash and trusty Wacom tablet.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Downfall



Done all in Photoshop with a couple custom brushes.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening




Fast sketch in Photoshop using some custom brushes (a few of which are from brusheezy.com). Unfortunately I couldn't get Robert Frost poetry out of my head while drawing it. I don't even like Robert Frost.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Theme 3

Another fantastic week everyone! I'm glad everyone is so into it and participating. Keep it up!

This week's theme is : "In the Falling Snow"

Got it? Then go to it my artistic minions!!!! Bwahahahaha!

In-dust-rial






Yep the straggler again. I'm taking this in steps, haha! I delivered a more cleaned up pic but still no color. Though color would do this justice. Penciled in one day! Wowzers. Haven't done a city scape in a while. So to make up for the no color here's some concept art that looks better than the final product, haha!

T OUT!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Industry - Factory?

video

Mixing it up a bit!
Once I stop being lazy (sometime Sunday maybe) I'll put it up correctly with a page in flash so you can see it betterz.


Oh Gobstoppers, why can I not keep you from my mouth?

EDIT: Oh right, Flash, Wacom Tablet, GOBSTOPPERS.

Industrial = Mass Produce



Here's my entry for the week!  I did some word association with the word "industrial" and got "mass produce".  And then, in classic Mike fashion (or more like Todd fashion), I made that a play on words and came up with mechanical fruit & veggies, i.e. "mass produce".  You all can beat me up later for the pun.

As for making it, I used Photoshop, a Wacom tablet, and Illustrator just for a little bit.  And now I'm going to eat some dinner because I'm hungry.  Keep up the good work everyone!

UPDATE: So I messed with the color a little more, and pushed the contrast.   Like it better than before.

Industrial: Lady Industry

I think I'm going to be the odd one out in this bunch in terms of style. This is not as finished as I would like, but it's all right considering the small amount of time I put into it. Probably full-color digital paintings are not the best thing to be producing on a weekly basis. I'll have to find some style or process more fitting for this. . . Hope you all like this one.

Industrial eh?



Nothing says industrial like a crudely drawn comic! Yay!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Topic 2

Good job guys good warm up round! We got some good stuff coming out and it only can get better. Ready for round 2? This week's topic is (drum roll please)....

Your interpretation of Industry or Industrial 

Like always it's open to interpretation and you can get as creative as you want. If you want to do a social commentary on the industrial world, cool. If you want to illustrate the beauty of the Industrial Revolution with flowers, imps, and prettiness, more power to ya. Have fun and see you at the end of next week! Good luck!


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Amp it up- Syncro Style



First off, I'm sorry for the unfinished pic. Not intentional. But unfortunately unforseen job hours and events happend. Not to mention I had a lot of correcting to do with this unique angle. Thus it never made past rough pencils. Though I intend to finish it!

Excuses aside, if you remember my TV show/ Senior Project (working title "Syncro-Harmony") you'll be a bit familiar with these characters. I redesigned them to show them older. The girl is Chloe, Bass is the one in the boy to the left, and Black Noise looking all cool takes the back seat. Look for the final version, it will be up soon! AMP IT UP!

Amp it Up! --Lightning


Numerous science shows have assured me that it is not necessarily the voltage, but the amperage, which causes electrocution. . . good to know, right? Though maybe it's not quite what you guys were expecting.

Photoshop, wacom tablet, and a slew of custom brushes (as usual). I have never posted with Blogger before, so I hope this displays properly. I swear I will learn to paint clouds someday--this was rushed. I hope you all like it! =)

Needs more fire!



Mechanical armored super heroes like to rock too ya know. Done all in photoshop on my tablet.

Can You Ride Like This?




So, I think my plans for the finished drawing weren't exactly realistic considering my time constraints, but since I got the main part done I'm pretty happy. Also, I've never done a motorcycle before, so I really wanted to get that right. Everything was done in Flash with a Wacom Tablet (THANKS FORREST!)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Theme 1!

"Amp it up" 

That's your theme kids. Get as creative as you want with it! Remember Due date is next Saturday.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Deadlines and Guidelines

Okay, here's the skinny- 

Deadlines:
A week runs from Sunday to Saturday.
- New subjects /objectives will be announced on Sunday 
- All work is due the Saturday of that week, no exact time but try to make it on Saturday so it's fair to everyone else

Guidelines:
- Have lots of fun
- Nothing Offensive or that could be seen offensive to others on the blog
- NO pornographic, hentai, or overly sexual content. Though, strategically placed shadows, hair, clothing, ect. are fine. 
- Comments and critiques are welcome and encouraged
- Keep comments/ critiques civil. Nothing offensive, degrading, derogatory, or with intent to hurt feelings.
- Have fun
- and draw draw draw! 

Monday, September 1, 2008

Draw-a-thon

Welcome to the Weekly Draw-a-thon blog! Started by SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Alumni in order to keep ourselves fresh and still drawing. 'Cause in the art industry you can never stop drawing. Basically like every other "weekly drawing" blog out there we intend to come up with a concept for each week and create a visual representation of the said concept. Then we start all over the next week. Pretty straight forward no? 

Guidelines coming soon.