Thursday, December 29, 2011

Demons, Daggers, children and playgrounds

Working on value and silhouette. Color tomorrow!

Also Worked on this a bit

Monday, December 19, 2011

#156 JnJ paintover

Spent a better half of today painting over my Illustration, so this is hardly a speed painting, but I learned a ton.

I browsed Nathan Fowke's plein air paintings alot so Its probably heavily influnced by his work. He's an amazing artist.

Friday, December 16, 2011

#155 Purple Pants

Unlike many of my other speed paints, I started with a gesture and developed it into pretty detailed line work. I think this allowed me to be more confident during my painting process.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Painting Jack and Jill

I put so much time on my Illustration final, I decided to paint it as well. Still in progress.

The Making of "The Black Soulstone"

My friend Alvin pointed me to this hour long video of the process of creating this beautiful cinematic Its amazing how much reference gathering they do before any production. It seems, the better the artist, the more reference they gather. correlation maybe? haha check it out!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

#153 Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens screen cap study.

Final pencils

Final pencil rendering for my final. next up, ink!

tweaked levels in Photoshop to push values I couldn't get with the graphite I was using.
9x12 on Bristol board.

Figures 12-5-11

life drawing from last night

And a song stuck in my head 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sketchbook Dump

Some from imagination, most from staring creepily at random people.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

John Kischt

I wanted to share this amazing, insightful video if you haven't seen it yet.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

#152 A longer painting

I decided with this one, I wanted to bring the painting much further than I usually do. Just to see what I could get done . The light is doing some strange things but I guess that wasn't really the point of the painting...  Here's the finished painting. About 6 hours from thumbnails to final painting. I'm happy with it :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ani 112 Midterm

Here's my complete midterm project for 112. About 30 hours start to finish

Sunday, November 6, 2011

#149 Relax

Painting during my break from my reversal. that's a good thing right? I think that's a good thing.

Friday, November 4, 2011

# 148 waiting for the train

took a photo of my train stop at 7:00 am this morning. Just loved the lighting. Had to be painted


Eliza and Diane

I'mquite fond of the very last one :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

#148 painted halloween girl

Finished just in time. Happy Halloween everyone :)

great resource

I found this interesting blog a while back and thought I'd share it.

It's just a compilation of screencaps from many movies. I like to browse it sometimes when I need an idea for a painting. I suppose it could be used in other ways to.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

#147 Terra Nova

I started watching Terra Nova on Hulu today. The pilot was not bad. I might follow it... but damn the production values are astounding for a tv show.. anyway I painted a character from the show for today's daily.

On a side note, this is the first portrait I've painted in a long long time. And I feel it's the best portrait I've ever done. everything I'm learning from Sheldon and Yee are coming together, its all making sense and I'm super excited I can see how I've improved this semester.

Friday, October 28, 2011

#146 Halloween Sketch

 I like this sketch and plan to take it further with color
Edit:... I thought Halloween was this weekend. apparently, its on Monday and I'm stupid. on the upside, I'll have it painted before then. :)

Pascal Campion

Pascal Campion visited the campus yesterday and gave a great talk and Halloween themed demo. Here are some notes.
 He also did a daily painting loosely inspired by his visit to SJSU Here :D

And some figures from yesterday and today. bunch of 5 mins and one 10.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

#145 Magic

This is what happens when I want to paint but don't know what to paint

About 2 hours of work across 2 days. I think I like this pace while working.. maybe it'll get me back into speed painting. *crosses fingers* ><

New Sketchbook.

I finished my sketchbook for 112a and it's the first sketchbook I've ever completed cover to cover. I'm happy with the sketchbook as a whole and learned alot from it. Time to take it up a notch with this new one though... take it up a notch and slow it down. more observation, less generalization.

Anyway, today In 112, Dave Yee showed us a bit on sketchbooking in general. he showed us Baron Story's "triangles" that help slow you down when you find yourself scribbling away without thinking about the subject, and he showed us Carlos Haunte's "Primitive Shapes": using simple cubes, spheres, and cylinders to make random designs. It's an exercises in making your mind thinking in 3 dimentions. and its for damn sure more fun than drawing cubes... Definately check out both of these amazing artists!

And here's the beginning of my new sketchbook.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

112a Midterm Reversal

Here's my midterm for Ani 112a I began by competely covering the illustration board with charcoal turning it almost black. And slowly pick out the light areas with a kneeded eraser. its messy as hell but equally fun.. so far. I may change my mind 30 hours in.

Here's my aproved photo

Here's 0 hours in

and here's 1.5 hours in

And the final after ~ 30 hours

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Helpful Notes from Paul Richards

I always love seeing into the thought process of a great artist. Paul Richards posted these notes on his blog. Thought I'd share em' Thanks paul!

Thumb Wars: Using small pictures present big Ideas

Finding the design: What happens after a thumbnail is selected?

Paul's blog

color pencil fun

Trying out new prisma color pencils i bought a while ago, just never used.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More doodles

from around campus and on the train. and 1 from photo. (bottom right)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ani 55 Portfolio #2

Finally finished this... 3am. I'm happy with my work though. Ive definitely learned a lot in Sheldon's class.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Self portraits studying shadow shapes and some sketches

Sunday, October 9, 2011

drapery study

Drapery study from life for class. Studying shadow shapes and edge quality.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


I found this video on Goro's Blog It was ineradicably inspirational and I couldn't resist putting it here. It features some of my favorite artists all of which I respect greatly. Check it out!
Moonshine : Artists after dark from alexis wanneroy on Vimeo.

Shadow shapes, scribbles, and a naked lady

This Friday we had a great model, Diane. She always does beautiful poses, and Friday was no exception, even though she was sick! :/

Also, in 112, were learning about shadow shapes and how with only 2 values and accurate sighting, you can capture likeness. I tried it out a bit with myself. (on the bottom right) they don't look much like me but its fun. yay!... and random doodles.