Mar 22 2010

Pirates of the Carribean

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I finally got around to watching the last POTC movie. The plot and editing were a complete mess, but of course it was visually very cool. I drew these in OpenCanvas 1.1, which is a fabulous freeware drawing program. It’s not very feature-rich, but there’s a lot of control over the behavior of the pencil/pen tool, and I think it gives better results for digital “inking” than any other program I’ve used. I tried coloring the shot of Geoffrey Rush with both OpenCanvas and ArtRage for comparison.

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Mar 19 2010

Glyptodont

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I forgot how neat the Harvard Museum of Natural History is. Or to be more precise, I forgot how FULL it is. I remembered the awesome glass plant collection, the mineral room, and some cool fossils. But the collection of animals is MUCH bigger than I remembered. It’s a shame that a few of the large mammals are literally coming apart at the seams, but they have some really awesome dinosaur skeletons. Here’s one example, the Glyptodont.

(ink + Photoshop)

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Mar 18 2010

Wacky Characters

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At one point I was thinking about doing a program for the wedding, illustrated with little funny characters like these. This direction seemed a little too silly, and ultimately we decided to scrap the entire program idea due to lack of time. But I still think these are fun.

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Mar 17 2010

Subway Baby

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Here’s a cute little kid I drew on the subway (on the way to catch my train for NY last weekend).

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Mar 16 2010

Penn Station

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Due to signal problems on the Newark-NY line caused by the torrential rains Sunday, we got to languish in Penn Station for two hours, enjoying the absolute lack of either architectural ambience or SEATING OF ANY KIND, while we waited for our train. To those who tore down the magnificent Old Penn Station and designed this travesty I say, #@%$ you.

Also, it didn’t help that we both had colds. Not the best end to our NY trip, which was otherwise quite cool despite the uncooperative weather.

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Mar 15 2010

New York Subway

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We were in New York City over the weekend. More details and drawings to come, but for now I give you: the F Train at rush hour.

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Mar 11 2010

Cover girl

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Just playing around with more techniques for digital coloring.

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Mar 10 2010

Bird studies

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Here are some studies I did in preparation for carving a bird stamp.

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Mar 09 2010

Random concept

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I’m not quite sure who these two guys are, but they may show up in a story at some point.

(ArtRage and Photoshop)

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Mar 08 2010

Spring is in the Air!

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Today it was beautiful and warm enough to go walk around and paint in Mt. Auburn Cemetery! We got a late start, so I just did this one piece, in gouache and pastel pencil. I didn’t really capture the nature of the tree, but I did more or less get the color, which is what I was primarily after.

(You may see some similarity to this piece from January.)

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