Thursday, September 18, 2008

Studies of characters for Sam's Portrait
























































I'm planning on integrating some 2d characters into a portrait painting of Samantha. These are a couple of the rough model sheets for the characters living in this world. Part of the inspiration for this was from reading about Alexsandr Rodchenko giving up painting to pursue his true calling of Art in the form of Graphic Design.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Two studies of T'ao-t'ieh





























A couple of designs of the T'ao-t'ieh: dragon-like creatures which are said to look somewhat like a bull and tiger. Since the design of the face is the only visible element on the ritual/food vessels where they are typically found, there's a bit of freedom in interpreting what it might look like otherwise. The designs are for a painting I'm hoping to start on sometime.