Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fishy Environments

This environment was done on location at the zoo. It is colored pencil on a piece of wood, I like how it looks in person because there is a certain reflection point where the colors seem to jump off the wood and show much brighter. These are all 8 x 10.
This one is a view from inside the coral homes. Powdered graphite on toned Canson paper.
These are all environment studies for my children's book, this one is done in powdered graphite on toned Canson paper. This one as well as the one above were both done without reference, "dream sketches" if you will. This one was a view from slightly above the coral.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


So I feel like this is just becoming my sketchbook blog with how all these last posts have been. None the less here are even more sketches, these are all character designs for background characters in the children's book. I was trying to start each fish with just a simplified shape like a circle or rectangle, then build the fish off of that. There is a whole bunch of fishies on these pages so enjoy.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Children's book sketches

For our Illustrative drawing class we head to the zoo every week, these are some of the sketches done there. I am going to illustrate a children's book set underwater in the reef. The three main characters are going to be an eel, a little shark, and a jellyfish. These sketches are just from life but the next ones I put up will probably be the actual character sketches. I am pretty excited about this project so I'd love some feedback about the characters and environments as I start to put more of them up. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Even more sketches

Still sketchin' away, a nice page of platipi, some skeletal nonsense, and a page of randomness. There's something for everyone here. enjoy.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sketching away

The second week of school is over, and we have been sketching from life a lot here at CCAD. We havn't had any final projects due yet, but in a bout two weeks it seems like we are going to have a big week of finished pieces. In the mean time here are some fun sketches, in the one I combined two different ones to make the giant flying platypus. More sketches are coming soon. Enjoy.