Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dancing Dionysus - Water Colour, December 2010

Dionysus at play. Another attempt at rendering with water colours. It can be tricky using water colours but I'm starting to get the hang of it. I wanted to give the effect that Dionysus is barely there and that he is made of a water-like substance which has set fire during his intoxication.

Ginga Comedian, Louis C.K. - Water Colour, December, 2010

I recently discovered Louis C.K. is not just a random actor but is actually a really hilarious stand-up comedian. My wife and I watched his specials and TV shows then got to see him live a few days ago in San Diego. I found this image online and made a water colour from it. I just wanted to make him as orange as possible. The photographer really caught Louie at the perfect moment because this is very typical of his self-criticizing humour.

Anxiety - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?! Water Colour, 2010

From top to bottom:
- Anxiety, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?! Water Colour, 2010
- Anxiety, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?! Detail
- Anxiety, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?! Concept 2
- Anxiety, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?! Concept 1

This is one of the first proper water colours I've done for a while and it is also the first in a series called Anxiety. In this series I plan to render my anxieties as best I can.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dancing River Spirits - Photography. PS

This is just something I did for fun. Further down in this blog are some pics of swirly lines in tree bark. I wanted to make something out of the lines so I just highlighted some paths with PhotoShop. It represents two figures made of flowing water which runs together. I think it would make a cool painting.

AV Supplies Logo Development - PS, IL

This is some work I did for an audio/visual distributor. I also set the client up with a custom Zen Cart store. I liked the way the logo was developing but the client mixed and matched elements they liked and we ended up with something a little different. So long as they are happy so I am I. I learned more about web design with this project and it is complicated stuff but not as intimidating as I had thought.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More sketches...

From top to bottom:
1. Untitled
2. Studio Tapu Efigy
3. Pollutopian sculpture concept
4. Pollutopia concept 2
5. Bebe Medusa
6. Pollutopian Dreamer
7. Bored at work four years ago - Vagrant

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Old sketches and Dream Drawings

From top to bottom:
  1. Bored at work four years ago - DeathBot 1 concept
  2. Bored at work four years ago - Eternal Ant concept, Texio Pi-vision, Deathbot (Crazy-1)
  3. P is for PandaBot 360 - Emancipation A-Z concept
  4. Zardoz
  5. Meat is Murder...Meat is Tasty - Uni-lamb sketches
  6. Rainbow Bubble Muncher
  7. Dream Drawing 2009 - Money isn't everything
  8. Rise of the Medusa - Gorgonites
  9. Dream Drawing 2009 - Deformed dog...
  10. Skull Cup thumb

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pollutopian sketches and such...

From top to bottom:
1. - Pollutopian Taniwha sketch
2. - Pollutopian BlueBug sketch
3. - Angel of Unity sketch
4. - Puck
5. - Texio, Pollutopian Jelly -Jungo, Pollutopian Puppet-Idol
6. - Pollutopian Rascal
7. - Pollutopian Ship-wrecker
8. - Pollutopian creatures
9. - Pollutopian One-Legged JellyFish
10. - Old Grey Beard
11. - Purple Pollutopian Jelly-Monster (...For Now sketch)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

More Tattoo Designs - Studio Tapu

With these I looked at traditional Japanese style tattooing and I really like the way they blend the tattoo with the skin. The Japanese way is to get just one big tattoo like a whole arm or even torso so its like 'spiritual armour' for them.

My idea is to merge Japanese style with Maori style and create a tattoo that is specific to the individual, in this case of European decent. So basically to merge the three tattoo traditions or to create a European themed design in the combination of Maori and Japanese style. Yeah, its a challenge and it might not work out how I imagine it but it seems appropriate to try and start something new.

Anyway, these designs are for a friend but he just asked for a wave so I'm not expecting him to get a full shoulder necessarily....(you know you want to)....its just an excuse for me to draw up some of these ideas I've been kicking around.

Tattoo Designs - Studio Tapu

Tattoo designs from a while ago. Just playing around with the Maori style of using positive and negative space to tell a story without actually copying a Maori design. The Maori aesthetic is sacred to the Maori people so I try not to copy anything specific. I'm trying to take the idea behind something like Moko and do my own version of it. Even though I've read a lot about it, and studied it I still couldn't even think of where to start. I tried looking at fractals for inspiration but didn't really understand those at the time either. I'm working on some new designs for a friend and I did some research on the Japanese style of tattooing so I'll post those shortly.

I liked the idea of of the Dark Sun God ( design 9) because it reminded me of Maori legends I read when I was little. Some of the other designs were based off art nouvelle images of floral paterns and the rest I just made up.