Sarah from Kirkshop 12.18.2009

Painting from Kirk's garage workshop last friday. 4 hour portrait all in PS of Sarah Shoemaker. Was nice to have the time to sit down and paint a long pose, it's been a while and the challenges in doing so are refreshing.


Digital Landscape Painting

Final 4 paintings for Digital Landscape Painting with Mike Humphries. Most of them were from Descanso Gardens, in La Canada but the one with the foreground of murky water is from the LA Arboretum in Arcadia. Started Acrylic on illustration board finished in PS.


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Merci, a teenage replicant girl who experiences empathy for other characters in the story. She is named to reflect Mercer and Mercerism from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the Phillip K. Dick novel Bladerunner is based upon. She is also the only non-tragic character in Bladerunner 2 and predisposed towards being a bit of a Martyr. All of the other characters exemplify Noir style tragic flaws and a egocentric view of their surroundings that fails to really connect with others and leads to their respective downfalls. Stylistically Merci reflects being completed substantially later than the other designs and the results of Will Weston pushing me towards a character design style more suited for feature animation than how I had previously been working. Also trying to diversify the way I render things out.

Rachel's Breakdown in my Bladerunner 2 story upon seeing Deckard (who is a creepier in this story) forcing himself on the replicant version of Rachel in the first film while Merci consoles her. Background now with more returning Deckard looming ominously pre-foot chase.

Breakdown of another artists color palette in pieces of our choise then applied in similar proportion to the original image with our own image and then shifting the proportions to create a different feel.


Giraffe queen

Did a full paint for one of the creatures I designed this term, it's a Giraffe queen cause non-horse centaurs are totally cooler! She rules the Savannah based quadrataurs. I tried to keep a really lanky nature to the character to emphasize the Giraffe elements and leather/tribal materials.


BladeRunner 2 character work

Gaff, Rachel, and an earlier Deckard I want to work into more so far. Gotta get Merci, the replicant girl who is functioning as an analog of Mercer from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep in my story finished. Then 4 key scenes I'm hoping and Merci's character design. Eventually I find out where my concepting for Rachel and Deckard and Gaff went did like full 11x17 sheets on each of them working on their silhouettes and costumes and body types.

Fish and Tanks

Bunch of fish from life, books, and redesigns based around them and a few tanks from the tank museum


Creative Perspective and Dynamic Sketching

Two fast environments and some insect studies and redesigns. I like how the Sumo Ant came out myself.


Dynamic Sketching for Illustration

A Bunch of animal, plant, and insect studies from a mix of life and photography with some redesigns of my own and based on them.

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