Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Well here are a couple of new sketches from the my book. I did another sketch of Mr.LIF. Looks closer to his current look . The other I drew from a how to draw caricature book I have. I was practicing my caricatures and saw this photo of this dood with dreds. Even though I didn't exaggerate much I love the drawing and my confidence boosted up more. I 'm glad to see that I've grown since art school and since this season of working at the booth. I have some Xmen character designs coming up soon! So keep watching yallz.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Mo caricatures! This time Cosby, E-40, and Mr.LIF! Man doing these were hard today because I was feeling very discoraged because of some crits I got on drawingboard.org. Honestly I was debating on if I should reapply next year or just quit the caricature gig now. Man even though I've read the bible verses and created a sermon on crits they still are a challenge for me to get over.
well keep prayin' for a brotha net commune.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Continued practice in photo shop painting. These are penciled by Ed Benes of Gen 13 and other comics. I'm a big fan of his work. On these I was practicing a technique used by Capcom artist
Kinu Nishamura (on top)who I'm also a big fan of. She implies a watercolor technique in photo shop by painting a grey scale of her character and color adjusts the different areas to finish it. She achieves a beautiful texture and depth with her style. I hope to achieve the same with my work.
Ah and now for the best of this year! These are some of the choice cuts of my best caricatures this year at Six flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo,CA. I picked these not only because they where my best drawings but because they were my coolest customers. Enjoy yallz!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
This is sooo sick! Man I don't know what it is about Anime but this intro makes the X-men cartoon larger than life! All the style they put into the character designs, it's like Jim Lee's artwork has truly come alive! This was really exiciting to see on youtube. I saw this in 97-98 when it was syndicated. They played the japanese intro at the end of the show. Enjoy yallz!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I'll be posting more about comic con but I'can't help but talk about this one!!
Yup the photo is proof that I met Rosario Dawson. Ha Ha Ha!!! She was soooo awsome in person! Man I never knew how down to earth she is! She was so kind to me and others. I've gained a great deal of respect for her. From an article from Bust magazine I read about her views on certain issues. She also has a heart to serve people which I'm a firm believer as a follower of Christ. After meeting twice , getting a few pics, and signatures, I decided to give her a gift art. I drew a toon version of her with a street art style backdrop of ZOO YORK (new york if you don't know the skate refrence). I drew and painted it Sunday morning. As worked on it , I felt a bit convicted about why I was doing it. I repented asked Christ to help me have pure motives and that his spirit would shine through my work. I didn't want to baptize what I was doing, I wanted to do it with sincerity and as a gift for her kindness. I included my card and a leave behind sketch book. I don't know why I added those things, I hope that she didn't think that I was just trying to get something from her. I gave it to her that morning and I wasn't sure of her reaction. I hope she liked it. I felt kinda stupid after I gave it to her. I really did respect her and really was thankful to learn how nice she really was. I learned alot during that convention about myself. I must admit I do think she's beautiful but, after I met her in person I saw a glimmer of who she really was and that out shined her beauty. She's a really wonderful person. I'll never know if she liked my work or not as well as I have to pray that God will show me the way to treat others more the way that they want to be treated no matter who they are. Maybe I'm over thinking all of this but, like my friend Marcus said tonight " At least you got the picture and proof that you met Rosario Dawson!" Straight up!!
-Brandon Robinson, SRS