Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Little Hippos

Here are some quick sketches I did tonight. Still trying to work out the kinks.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pink Hippos and a Random Elephant

Here are some character concepts I worked on this weekend. Hope you like them.
I had some problems with my scanner again. I have to scan the images in as a photo so they don't look so pixelated. Any way for some reason there was a major difference in the color between these two scans. Let me know which one you think looks better. And if any one has some scanner pointers, I'm all ears.

Here is a random elephant. I love drawing elephants. You can do some much with their trunks, and really add to the emotion, depth and movement of the image. Hope you like these.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Next Challenge

Ok, I had a blast sketching some images for Jason's' Challenge. So I came up with another challenge idea. If you you could redo or update one of your favorite childhood cartoons what would it be? I thought about it for awhile, then the Herculoids popped into my head. This is an old cartoon from the late 60s early 70s. It's the cheesiest thing I've ever seen, but there is something about it that I love.

The concept is actually pretty cool. A barbarian and his family run around saving the world with a Dragon, Triceratops that shoots meteors, two blobs that can shape shift, and a giant Gorilla made of Stone. I loved Igoo, the rock ape as a kid he was my favorite. The dragon Zok was pretty cool too. He shoots lasers from his eyes and tail.....sweeeeet.

So I did my own version of how I would update the characters and make them a little more edgy or modern. I would love to redo this cartoon and have the freedom to run with it. So here is my little perspective of the Herculoids: Zandor, Tara, Dorno, Gloop, Gleep, Tundro, Igoo, and Zok.

Sooooo the challenge is on the table fellas, What cartoon from your childhood would you like to redo or update. I'd love to see what you come up with. I had a hard time deciding between Herculoids, Space Ghost and Thudarr the Barbarian, can't wait to see what you guys come up with. I couldn't fit the entire image on my scanner, I'll try to shrink it and scan it later.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Game On!

I was out of town over the weekend with some of my buddies and had some time to sit down and do some art work. I finally got a chance to work on the friendly art challenge from Jason and Tom. The concept was who would win in an all out rumble between super heroes. This was a hard one for me since there are so many that I like, and then I had to have one of my favorites take out another!
So I picked my all time favorite, Superman vs one of my top ten Thor. I figured it would be a great rumble, but in the end Sups would pound the God of thunder. Sorry Goldie locks, but your going down. (I screwed up Supermans face on this one, but liked the concept)

I had so much fun doing this I decided to sketch out a few more. Here is another match up between two different men of steel. Colossus, who is one of my childhood favs vs Steel. A little Marvel DC match up again.

In the end Colossus is the coolest "Steel Man" around (well next to sups).

Here are a few other randoms I did while I was on the plane. I think I had some guilt in taking out Thor, so I had to do a tough sketch of him. Hope you like it. Tom, Jason, let me know what you think. And I have an idea for another little art challenge. I should get the post up by the end of the week.