Monday, March 31, 2008

Cheesy Does It

Here is my submission to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' contest for the month. The theme is "The Big Race and it's Unlikely Finish." So originally, the main character was going to be a sloth because it fit better conceptually. But after designing the character, i realized that not a lot of people can recognize the odd little animal so i changed it to a turtle. Hope you like it. God bless


P.S. Special thanks goes to Matthew Bates for helping me with the character designs and Ben Chambers for coming up with the cathcy title

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chipotle Cycling Team Training

This is a birthday card i did for my cousin Anthony. We are both into cycling, going on a few big trips like from Orange County to San Diego and Yorba Linda to Huntington Beach. Anyways his goal is to become a member of the Chipotle Cycling team because it combines two of his favorite things... bike riding and chipotle burritos. We were talking one day about how one would go about training for a cycling team so i thought this would illustrate the necessary path he has to take in order to attain his goal. By the way its prismacolor markers and black primacolor coloredpencils on animation paper. Hope you like it... -b

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

God's Green Earth...

Here is a conceptual layout that i designed for a feature film project that got canned before it even got off the ground. It was still a really fun project to work on though. While designing this piece I had priceless hands-on guidance from two amazing artists Tony Bancroft and Matthew Bates, while i was interning over at Toonacious Family Entertainment. I compiled a bunch of my favorite camping photos that I've taken over the years into a pile on my desk, picked out my favorite elements and then designed my forest around that. I was going for a similar draftsmanship style to the great and talented Marcelo Vignali and Armand Serrano (who I recently had the honor of meeting over at Sony Pictures,) incorporating a realistic value study with a stylized landscape drawing. I was graciously given some excellent advice for materials by Marcelo and had a lot of fun experimenting with Prismacolor black colored pencil on vellum. I plan on continuing this style cause it makes me feel more creative. Hope you like it. God bless