Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shape Form Demo

Many artists seem to think that shape and form live independently from one another in terms of design. Shape drive design being limited to more graphic iconic style and form being more volumetric and three dimensional. When in reality they are not separate but work in conjunction with one another. As designers move into more form related styles they tend to forget about shape....and so even in more volumetric design, shape is very much a part of that world. To demonstrate I took a strong graphic shape and using that shape I designed a more iconic graphic character with cartoony texture and humorous stylized application and then using the same exact shape I designed a more volumetric three dimensional character. Using lighting I developed the forms and planes within that strong two dimensional shape. Its important to have a strong silhouette or two dimensional shape in any design you do then once you grab the viewers attention you can bring out the form with lighting and descriptions of volume or simply apply textures and motifs in a more graphic,iconic, and stylized manner. I did this for my students to demonstrate this idea as they move away from the iconic graphic assignment to a more form 3 dimensional assignment to not forget about pushing shapes and to pay mind to strong silhouettes and readability.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Art show

Here is an event I am part of along with tons of other artists, its all about the presence of digital illustration in today's art related industries.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Mermaid Sketches

Here are some mermaid sketches for a potential tshirt venture.... not one of my own shirt line but an outside opportunity that I was recently approached about.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Earth 2 Art Event

If you have a moment stop on by my friend Jud's shop Earth 2 Comics in Northridge for an art event featuring Billy Martinez, there will be book signings, live art piece, and peers of the industry. I along w/many others will be stopping by....

Check it out, you wont be disappointed.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Here is the first half of my Quicksketch demo done @ the LA Zoo for my animal drawing workshop in October. I did these sketches @ the snow leopard cage as a demonstration for my students on how to draw from life when the subject is in constant movement.....what to look for in capturing a moving animal; a general quicksketch approach.


Monday, November 02, 2009

Halloween 2009

A successful terrifying event @ the Colman household this year....some pics a pic of another costume for the wife and I the night before...all the pics are on my FACEBOOK page, these are just a few of our costumes..