Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Character Sketches 01 - Flower Guy

For the last two days I have been working hours on end on either sketching or coloring elaborate scenes. On both of those days, I went to bed on, or after, 2 a.m. Today I thought I would get a good night sleep and keep it simple. I still wanted to produce a new drawing, but I didn't want to have to spend hours working on it until it was finished. I thought I would keep things simple today and do a few REALLY fast and simple and rough character sketches of my flower guy in different situations which wouldn't really be characteristic of him (or her). The drawings didn't take me more than a few minutes to do, and the coloring was even faster. I just slapped on some really fast color on Photoshop and that was it. Anyway, I thought the drawings were pretty fun and thought I would share them with you today. I think I'm enjoying drawing this flower character; although his petals can get pretty complicated when drawing certain actions or perspectives. But part of the challenge of art is getting it just right. Well, Enjoy! - Sergio

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'll give you the sun...

Here is another drawing from the series that I am creating using my sweet dream flower character and nightmare character. In this drawing, the flower character is creating the sun in his peaceful universe out of the magical pollen coming from his flowery head. Once I finish the digital color version of this drawing, I will upload it onto Blogspot. I should hopefully have it done either later today, or some time tomorrow. Comments, suggestions, and critiques are always appreciated. Enjoy. - Sergio
Below is the colored version of my sketch from above. All of the coloring was done on Photoshop. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but then I've also been staring at this drawing for hours, so some fresh eyes would be a good thing. I would love and appreciate feedback from anyone who is looking at the drawing (both the sketch and the colored drawing). If you have any color suggestions or just think that I have no coloring skills on Photoshop and can give me feedback... then so be it... haha. I want your advice. Enjoy!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sweet Dreams and Nightmares

It has been a while since I uploaded a brand new drawing onto my portfolio. With that in mind I decided to take some time last night to do something new. This drawing is a visual representation of my Sweet Dreams vs. Nightmare film that I wanted to do at Cal Arts as my senior project. Instead, I decided to turn the story into a children’s book first. In this scene, the nightmare character is trying to demonstrate to the sweet dream character how things whither and dye. In this scene, the nightmare character is explaining to the sweet dream character that when the dream is over, the entire world will wither and die just like that flower. I don’t want to get into too much detail with this story. For now, enjoy the image. If you have any interest in learning about this story feel free to e mail me about it. Below, I have included the original pencil drawing as one image, and the final colored drawing as another image. Click on the image that you want to see to enlarge it. Enjoy!