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 A rough sketch for an illustration I’m working on. It’s about a woman who is waiting for her husband to come home from sea, and all of the psychological torment that she endures. It’s more of a metaphorical piece about her state of mind, rather than a literal representation of her.

 

 

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Another environment study for school. This time its of a creepy doctor’s clinic.

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More concept sketches for an ongoing school project. Just trying to get a feel for the atmosphere of these places at this point.

 

 

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Some landscapes done for this project. Each one is only a couple of inches high, they were really just done to explore mood.

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I was working on a project the other night and went on a little Bat for Lashes kick. I don’t listen to her music all the time, but when I do I get pretty into it. Her songs connect to a really deep, emotional level and I always get inspired. I doodled this while waiting for some paint to dry, while listening to the song Prescilla. Awesome song.

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Some furniture studies for a project I’m working on. This project.

 

 

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Another sketch from this project. It’s one of the antagonists of the story, an old woman who looks perfectly innocent but is actually quite sinister. Is she gardening? Hmmm.

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Some character designs for school. Max’s imagination runs rampant and ends up putting his oblivious dad in danger. And yes, Croak is a giant toad with a skirt made from bird wings. She’s grotesque.

 

 

 

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One of the projects that I’m working on for school is just based around concept art. Based on my own story, I’m exploring some ideas for character and environment. Most of my roughs are at school hanging up in my cubicle (yes, I have a cubicle this year), but I’ll be posting them as soon as I get them scanned. Anyways, this is Emma, a 20-something who gets trapped in a town full of crazy people who want to revert back to the “olden days”. However, the townspeople can’t decide when the ideal era would be, so they kind of pool together everything they know about England’s past and jumble it together to create a town. As a result, the architecture and clothing is a mix of many English eras between 1400-1850.  I’m having lots of fun mixing everything together and creating a whole little world for my story to take place in. This drawing was just something that started on my way to school today and ended up being the best thing I produced all day.

Haha, ignore the weird perspective issues going on here. This was just a concept sketch.

Well, I’m back at school and things are already getting busy. I’m in my final year at the Alberta College of Art and Design and almost all of my courses are illustration based. I have one class that’s mainly focused on concept art and one class that is devoted to figure illustration. This sketch is for the latter. Our first project is simple, we have to create character portraits of a protagonist and an antagonist. I chose the legend of King Arthur and how he is killed by his illegitimate son Mordred.

I’m trying to get outside my comfort zone and use some dynamic poses and compositions, ones that work well for the characters. This sketch was originally just going to be a pose study, but I got carried away and designed him some armour as well. Hopefully I’ll have some better studies and sketches to share later in the week when I get some more time to work on it.

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