Thursday, June 27, 2013

Basking Basilisk

This is a green basilisk, not be confused with their terrifying mythological counterpart. The non-fictional basilisk is just as fantastic though as it can walk on water, earning the nickname "the Jesus Christ lizard."

For Studio Concepts & Practices, created in watercolor and colored pencil on watercolor board.

Referenced from a photo taken by Robbie Labanowski.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Flicks and Feathers

Sketched screenshots from a film magazine -- one from True Blood (I believe) and the other from the recent Oz.

I later sketched some bird studies in pencil and pens.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Falkor Redesign

Following Michael Ende's descriptions in the book, I decided to redesign Falkor the Luckdragon from The Neverending Story.
Falkor's appearance is described as lionlike with fur and a mixture of pink and white scales, and red eyes -- almost like an albino Oriental dragon.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Illustrated various stages of David Bowie's career for an AD/Graph project from the previous semester. Bowie is certainly iconic, both musically and visually. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Some Slice of Life sketches

  "I love my species." 
-David Levine
 There are multiple levels of interesting when it comes to people. Sometimes you love them, sometimes you hate them, sometimes you find them terribly confusing.
I have to admit, I'm sometimes reluctant when it comes to leaving my comfy spot behind for social interaction.

Public places are easy sources for people-watching and life-sketching. An unusual fondness for people warms up when I observe and draw them -- It's difficult to explain.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Twinkle-Toed Hobbit

I want to be a Hobbit for the Renaissance Festival! Not a particular Hobbit, just a "me" Hobbit.
When I'm not wearing socks or shoes, I tend to instinctively walk on my tiptoes. I guess that makes me a twinkle-toed Hobbit.

For my Hobbit design, I decided to pull out the acrylics for extra painting practice.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Food coloring, Stella and squirrels

Observational sketch sessions involving...

-drops of food coloring

-my cat, Stella

-and a squirrel invading our bird feeder.