Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another Chiustream and a WIP

Took part in another Chiustream challenge. The theme this time was something funny. This is what I came up with. Maybe not laugh-out-loud funny, but it makes me smile. The Bench Break:

As for the WIP I mentioned in the title, it's good old Fishface. Changed the aspectratio of the image and added a mock-background and a lunchbox. Looking forward to painting it, although I find it a bit daunting at this time. Want it to come out right.

That'll be all for now. I've done a bunch of paintings since my last post, though. They're on deviantArt.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sigmund and Chiu-stream Fun

In the midst of my structure study yesterday I got around to painting the sketch of the circus bear from last post. I spent about 5 ½ hours on it, including research, and had a lot of fun with it. I give you, Sigmund the Circus Bear:

In other news, I was finally able to join in on a live Chiu-stream. Twice. There wasn't a lot of time to finish up, but I kinda like what I ended up with. Might finish them up a bit more at some point.

Free-style Creature:

Mad Hatter:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Latest Stuff

Had a really good weekend, productivity-wise. Thought I'd post my most recent works, as I've kinda been neglecting my blog.

So I've been listening to Bobby Chiu's Chuistream lately, the recorded ones that is, and I decided to try and do on of the challenges from the recording, so here's a 45 min. ghost:

After that I thought I'd do a few creature concepts, just to get a break from anatomy, but still make some progress. Here are three sea creatures:

The darkbellied Sea Rhino:

The Orange Half-turtle:

The White-bibbed Crocfish:

Of course I don't finish every piece right away, though I really want to, so here are a few WIP's:


Friday, November 13, 2009


Just wanted to post this before I go and watch Identity(the movie). The Bellboy.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bear Mauler

I give you: the Bear Mauler.

Thought I'd post this one, too. Done while listening to Bobby Chiu's Chiustream. Really happy with it, though I find some of the props a bit lacking: the Judgment Creeper.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Warm-Up and a WIP

Been listening to Bobby Chiu and I'm feeling motivated. Anyway, here's some warm-up/practice sketches I did just to get the ball rolling:

And here's a WIP I started working on while listening to Bobby. It's gonna be about values and structure, this one, maybe character design as well:


Criminal Reptile

Another piece done in much the same way as the previous Zombie one. Went a little faster this time around. I imagine this guy is an interplanetary criminal, finally tracked down on Earth.

The process:

The finished piece:

Friday, November 6, 2009


Thought I'd show the process of a piece. Like with Fishface, I had a zombie character that didn't get done in time for Halloween. I redid the sketch a bit, and thought it could be fun to make it look like a scene from a movie.

The cleaned up sketch:

The inks, scanned and cleaned up:

The flat colors:

The finished piece:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fishface WIP

Still just testing things. Here's something I'm working on. It's a re-imagining of a Halloween bit that didn't make it past the blocking in of values. You can still see the treat bag.

Excuse the notes.

Under Construction

Just testing things for now.