Thursday, May 12, 2011

Richmond Series, Character Designs and Illustrations, oh my!

More work from my Richmond series! To take it a step further, I choose a figure I've drawn in each environment and I create a character sheet to flesh out the character. Here is Shafer Court, an area outside of the dining hall at VCU:
Carytown, a popular local shopping area with the most awesome theatre, 
Hollywood Cemetery, an infamous cemetery...think Tim Burton cemetery with a Civil War flair. You might see a couple people you'd recognize!
Crossroads! The same coffee place from the previous post.
Some practice heads. One might look familiar...
 A mock ad I made for Jones of my favorite sodas ever!
Some designs and illustrations for a story I created:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Richmond Places...A Series

Lately, I've been working on a series based on places in Richmond I hold near and dear to my heart. Since I won't be living here for too much longer, it would be good for me to do a tribute to the I'm getting practice with working on environments.

(click to see the colors in better quality!)

This spot is one of my favorite places to sit at a little coffee shop called Crossroads. It's one of the first places I fell in love with since attending VCU. As many coffee shops as there are in Richmond, like any first love, you can't help but always go back to it. When the weather's perfect (like it has been lately), I like to sit outside with a tasty scone and a delicious spiced chai smoothie. It's also an ideal spot for people-watching, since there's always a variety of folk who come and go to this place.

The only issue I've been nitpicking about with this is the lighting on the leg...I'll need to go back there to take some more reference shots (they make a huge difference in making your work look ten times better!).