Dec. 3rd, 2011-- UPDATED CHALLENGES!


Love creating artwork but you can't find that extra-little push you need to get going? Looking for a community of artists to share your progress with? Want to press your foundations and aesthetic choices to the max?

Look no further! Open Crits is now a WEEKLY DESIGN CHALLENGE that will push you to get back to your foundations to enforce well-rounded drawings. All artists are welcomed, though for now the assignments will be geared more toward animation-themed work.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September 2010 Prompt- Outerspace!

Here's a wild-card prompt for this month! Any way you'd like to tackle "Outer Space" as a theme in your work, go for it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Modest Proposal: The OpenStudio

Hey guys, I was skype calling Vee and had a thought. Remember how we used to hang out in the studio and chat while working? Now that we're apart I think we should intiate what I am calling OpenStudio, basically we have weekly skype calls where we sit at out desks, work and chat. I noticed that I was suddenly more motivated to draw when talking to Vee about working. You would have to download skype and have a computer capable of using microphones, everyone who owns a Mac here can do them out of the box, trust me. So how's about it? Any takers? We can make a private message to have a listing of our skype names on here or something. Please comment with ideas. Also you don't have to work on stuff for here, just whatever you feel like working on. /endproposal

Monday, August 16, 2010

Neverwhere WIP

I penciled in an idea for a comic page inspired by Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. Reminiscent of Scott Pilgrim in subspace, Door is pulling Richard through a door to escape Croup and Vandemar. I plan to ink this page eventually using brush. Though I might try again to separate Door and Richard more and make Croup and Vandemar more threatening. Thoughts?

PS- Sorry for the crappy phone pic. As great as iPhone cameras are they weren't made to shoot artwork.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lord of the Flies -August Prompt (WIP)

 Piggy design
 Ralph design
Simon design
 Jack designs

So, here are some sketches I did towards the beginning of the month for this month's prompt. I chose to do it on Lord of the Flies, because I wanted to force myself to draw convincing children and pre-teens. I hope to have a character line-up of some of the main characters both during their initial arrival on the island, and after Jack takes over.  This was really fun researching a grade-school classic.

Apologize for crappy pictures- they're partly the reason I haven't posted yet. I was annoyed at lack of scanner, but decided to suck it up and get over it. I promise better-quality scans in the future. I'll get a scanner soon.

Lord of the Flies
James Aubrey(Ralph from said movie- I loved his teeth)
WWII Schoolboys (Samneric)
British Schoolboys
WWII trench children
Scut Farkus ( hahah Jack
Messed up Crap I found out about trying to study Golding a bit more> Hysterical Lord of the Flies game