Thursday, May 23, 2013

:plans i make:

It was tempting to write and complain about the recent changes that Adobe and flickr have made and how artists are getting screwed over again, but it's too soon to tell if they'll stick to these new plans, although Adobe seems determined to fleece people out of even more money.

In the continual excavation of my belongings that have been boxed or otherwise packed away, I found a folder full of sketches for various projects. I really did overplan some things, nowadays I' d like to get going after only a few sketches. Even found the exhaustive planning of my first website (which reminds me once again of the need to update  it). Found a few things I only half recall, and wonder why they fell through. This was a logo for a film company, and I also tried to design the movie poster for the vampire movie they were making, seemingly forever. I think they only recently finished it. I wonder if the actors visibly age in it.

I had more I wanted to post, but Blogger is being complete shit tonight and I can't seem to upload any more images. Until next time, then...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

:preyed upon:

Doing a little more work on the tattoo idea. There's more to it than this, but the mantis is the centerpiece of it. One problem I'm having is that I want an overhead view of one, but generally they're more recognizable from the side, and I certainly found that view shown the most in my photo research. The other problem is that I want the design to be somewhat "tribal," no shading, just lines, without it looking cheesy like too much of that style looks like now.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

:medusa's father:

Ray Harryhausen passed on this week. It's not a shock since he was in his 90's, but still you mourn and celebrate what he did in his life, namely some amazing special effects for movies before the age of CGI. Modern film makers like George Lucas are saying that their movies wouldn't exist without him, which is kind of ironic since CGI kind of put his style of work out to pasture for the most part. "Clash of the Titans" was his last movie, and I am still quite impressed with his Medusa:

And that brings to mind the Medusa artwork I had started last year, and really should get back to:

The idea I had (and still do) was her reaction upon first discovering the change that had been forced upon her. Facial expressions are still tricky for me to do at times, I still fear that I am drawing the same eyes on every face too, so I'm working on changing that with this piece for sure.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013