Monday, November 30, 2009

Water Color Project for Mat Tech

For my Materials and Techniques class we had to do a watercolor page on top of inks on top of pencils. I really hate watercolors but you gotta do what you gotta do. Here's my step by step process:

First off I did blue pencil, and some red pencils. I got ahead of myself and started on graphite before I was done with the blue line.

Then I do everything in Graphite, some people won't recommend this but I used mostly a mechanical pencil, I used some other sizes or artists pencils as well.

Next was Inking, the blue is where I taped off the edges of the picture. I used different sizes of micron, white ink, brush pen, and higgins black ink.

Last was dreadful watercolors. I know the coloring isn't great, I learned this in the critique but I've never had a nack for water colors and no matter how much I work with them I don't really progress. it's not fun or enjoyable for me so I stay away from them. People can do amazing things in water color, don't get me wrong, I'm just not one of them.

In the end I think I got an A on this project, but probably more of an A for Effort type deal. Just a hint to everyone, NEVER buy me watercolors. I hope to god this is the last watercolor project i have to do but I doubt it, there is never a last one.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Several weeks ago I had taken a challenge upon myself to draw popular characters i had never drawn before in my life. I usually get annoyed when I see people that never draw original characters and only do fan art so for several years I had drawn nothing but my own original characters. But since people kept asking me to draw certain figures I decided for a whole month every day I'd draw a new famous character I had never drawn before in my life(dont like to call it "fan art" because that makes me sound like a fan boy and that I am NOT). You'd be surprised at some of the things I've never drawn...


The Jonny Quest Gang
Captain Planet
Harry Potter
Lion-O opf the Thunder Cats!
K-Possible and Nick Fury (spawned out of the Disney-Marvel merger)
Deadpool Mickey (requested out of the Disney-Marvel merger)
Samus Aran from MetroidMega-Man (didnt like this one so I re-did him)
Re-did Megaman

Link from Legend of Zelda

(Insepector Gadget will go here when i find the sketch i made)

Mario and Luigi
Master Cheif from HALO!
Prince Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender (Toph to come soon)

Gurren Laggan
(best anime ever{coming from an anime skeptic})

Halloween Fun

Decided to make a fun picin between doin homework, and now all my free time is gone. its me, andrew m, amanda j, michael w, and solomon slaying badly drawn mutant zombies. this was super fast and sketchy. unfortunately i didnt get to put in all the weapons that were mentioned/requested : bayonet, a mace, flame thrower, rocket launcher, stinger missile, swords, or tazers; but hopefully this will suffice. Happy Halloween Everybody.

fun fact: the expressions on Michael and Solomon's faces i drew from actual photos they took on facebook. thanks for the reference guys!