Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Basketball Redo

I still like the first image from this blog post; it's just a little rough and amateur. So I decided to redo it. Much better now!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A little Mayan lovin'

Update: Extra glyphs, better rendering, and general revision 18 Feb 2011

Inspired by an early tale of Vucub Caquix from the Popul Vuh. The art style is primarily Mayan, but there's also some influence from the Olmec, the Incas, and pre-Aztec Mexico. Contrary to popular belief, these cultures mixed and borrowed elements from each other quite frequently.

There's a surprising amount of anatomical study in Mayan art. While there are certainly primitive elements (heads in profile only), there's a variety of stances (frontal and three-quarter) and most impressively a wide selection of hand poses -- many of which would feel at home in sophisticated feature animation.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Santa Claws!

Update 21 Feb 2011: Added snow and "holiday" details

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Book Cover Art

Taking a shot at illustrated books / childrens' book covers.