Saturday, January 24, 2009

Vancouver SketchGroup

Some big changes are happening to the Vancouver sketchgroup- good things: Tyler's going to California to pursue his concept art education... Morena is headed to Toronto for her new job... and congrats to Sunny who's getting married! You'll all be missed!

here's my little experimentation in photoshop with this week's sketch.

Friday, January 23, 2009

figure drawing at 221a

Gallery 221 recently started hosting figure drawing as one of their regular ongoing programs in Chinatown. These were some gestures from the session.

Jan21 figure drawing

Friday, January 16, 2009

Daruman me!

So I decided to take a screen-printing workshop at Blim. They're a local custom t-shirt store that runs these little t-shirt workshops. I attended one tonight and it was AWESOME. I think they're the ONLY store that run workshops and have open studio for anyone who wants to drop in and just print a couple of t-shirts and go. Highly recommended for people who don't want to spend money getting all the equipment themselves but just want to create a cool tshirt here and there for friends and family.

My shirts turned out far better than I expected. Many many thanks to Yuriko, the workshop leader, for running the workshop. It was very well conducted and I'd definitely drop by and work on some more in the future. Edy's sweatshop here I come!!! Meanwhile, here's what I printed in tonight's workshop...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Steampunk Money Cat

I initially planned on entering the cgtalk challenge but didn't have time to finish, which is a shame because the theme was soooo good. I'm gonna try and finish these outside the challenge and might do a couple of more drawings based on this theme until I get sick of it.

For these 2 sketches...

My concept for the steampunk myth was the money cat. (thanks Jonathan for suggesting this awesome idea).
I wanted to create this really rundown industrial village/town that worships this money cat monument. Wanted to try two different looks. One with more of a Tekkon look and the other more dark/Industrial smelter look.