Digital painting is fun

This style is fun for me and I like the look of the results, especially on the second pic. Hopefully come semester 2 at Sheridan (where we do digital painting in class) I'll hone my skills in painting further. Any tips are appreciated! :)

Here's some more little traditional-styled art:

The start of caricatures

I'm going to need at least 30 caricatures for Character Design class by the end of the semester. Good, because I need a lot of practice with it. Here's 3 of my friends I tested my skills on:
The bottom one is my favorite. It definitely turned out the best. The first two I'd need to try again... haha. I'd just watched the Triplets of Belleville again so I'm sure that had something to do with the nose...


Weight, Lift & Toss Animation

Woo! Second animation of the year done!
This is my weight, lift and toss assignment. The character needs to pick up a heavy object and toss it. I used my gator character, Zagser for this, though he's a simplified model here compared to my character model sheet of him. I took the spines out so I didn't have to animate those. The object is a giant pill bug :3

I didn't want to get too nit-picky with this one because of time constraints. I might revisit this and make it a little better sometime.

Sorry for the quality. I drew everything too big and had to shoot it on two pieces of paper... watch in 480p for best quality.


Some sketches from today

Just some sketches I did in Character Design today...
some Laytons
Zagser and Pete Emslie have a disagreement!
PETE EMSLIE DREW THIS, NOT ME! But I thought it was cute so I wanted to share it :3


First Painting of the Year

My first painting assignment this year was an exterior. I'm so glad we were allowed a lot more freedom with media and style this time. Done in watercolor and colored pencil. I'm not terribly enthused about the finished piece... If you think this looks familiar well you're right. It's the Southern Swamp boat tour center from Majora's Mask.

Here's some tonals and color thumbnails:

Wave Boat Sack Animation

First Animation assignment of 2nd year DONE. I'm not particularly proud of this... but I got it done on time. Instead of a boat, I made the sack ride a dead fish. The wave caused many frustrations and so did getting things to sync correctly... but I believe if I did it properly the first time it wouldn't be an issue. OH WELL.


Pete Emslie caricature get! Also sketches

First of all, Mr. Peter Emslie captured me most amazingly in this caricature I was lucky to obtain.
AWW YEAH! He got my excessively-large dimples haha.

Okay here's two sketches I did today: more minis of my gator character and a detective elephant
That's all for now~

Lift & Toss Character Design

Here's my character model and pose sheet for my Weight Lift & Toss animation assignment. The character is Zagser, I drew him in my sketchbook not too long ago. I threw some color and stuff on it because the blandness of white paper was bothering me.

I'm hoping my design is relatively easy for me and won't cause too many headaches. I'm worried about the tail and spines. I had a hard enough time drawing it properly haha. I foresee frustration in the studio...

Yes he's going to throw a big friendly pill bug!