Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Couple Christmas Thingies

Hey gang!

Even though I'm technically on Christmas break, I'm still drawing when I have the chance (which has so far been every day this week subtracting maybe Friday) and the other day I came up with a couple cute little winter/Christmas-related things:

Iz a little me! New style I'm trying out. I really like these brushes apparently...


A little snowfall icon of the Kayciedog!

I'm also working on the 12th Night project - I finished Malvolio on Monday but as I was about to post him here, I realized that I hated it and it needs to be redone. Such is life I guess!

Stay tuned for more!

~KcD

Thursday, December 16, 2010

12th Night - Feste

Now for my favorite character in the play - Feste!

Unfortunately I was only able to get 5 characters done this semester, but I definitely plan on continuing this series!

~KcD

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12th Night - Sebastian

Next up - Feste!

~KcD

(Final) Fantasy Piece

My final piece for my Fantasy Art class - a commentary on over-sized weapons. Enjoy.

Almost done with the semester, guys! Ahhhh!


~KcD

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12th Night - Duke Orsino

Next one - Duke Orsino, my least favorite character in the play. Still not sure if I'm satisfied with his design (he also looks a lot like my friend D's character Oxford...)

Not sure if I'll finish all of the characters before the end of semester, but I hope to get at least Sebastian and maybe Feste done. We'll see!

~KcD

Thursday, December 9, 2010

12th Night - Viola

Newest addition to the 12th Night character design projects! Here's Viola a la Cesario. I'm really excited to take a break from the Milwaukee Bucks stuff and get back on this project!

~KcD

Friday, December 3, 2010

Illustration - Beast Fight


My fourth piece for Fantasy Art class - my beastie battling my friend Lilly's beastie! Both our creatures are canine-based, live in trees, and have tentacles.

Enjoy!

~KcD

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Off-topic: The Christmas Season is Here!

Hi everybody!

No art today, but here's an amusing picture of my puppy wearing some reindeer antlers and looking appropriately upset about it.

I really enjoy the post-Thanksgiving pre-Christmas time, it's one of my favorite times of the year (apart from summer vacation that is, har har). This also begins the three-week stretch to the end of my first semester of senior year (INSERT SCREAM OF TERROR HERE). In the next three weeks, I have this left to complete:

1. One twelve-page comic book for the Milwaukee Bucks
2. Approximately twelve more character designs for the "12th Night in the 20's" project
3. Two finished illustrations for fantasy art class (one due Wednesday)
4. One final project for Senior Writing Seminar (which I can actually churn out fairly quickly, I'm sure)
5. A finished plan of what my senior thesis space will look like

(INSERT ANOTHER SCREAM OF TERROR HERE)

So yes. Follow along as I go slowly insane and lose hours of sleep in getting all this stuff done. But all throughout I will be listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas movies and eating Christmas baked goods and it will seep into my brain and be totally AWESOME. HRAAAA.

Alright, well, hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving, and I will be back at MIAD and commence working my butt off in approximately 24 hours. Yeehaw!

~KcD


P.S. If you haven't seen "Tangled" yet or have doubts about seeing it... you should see it. It's actually much better than its marketing makes it out to be. Just sayin'.

P.P.S. Snap, I've reached 10,000 views on this thing! Niiiiice! Thanks for looking, everyone!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Watercolor Winter Puppies



Had a strange desire to bust out my old watercolors today... so I painted some Kaycie and Alex puppies and listened to Christmas music!

Alright, time for actual work now~

~KcD

Saturday, November 20, 2010

12th Night - Olivia

Right now I'm doing a project where I design all the characters from Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", as set in the 1920's. Olivia here was kind of an experiment in a style that relies more on shape than line. I rather like how she came out, although I'm not sure it's exactly where I wanted it to go -- I think it works as an illustration, but my initial idea for this project was to make characters that could be fit for animation. So I dunno. I'll talk to my instructor and see what he thinks.

This was one of those rare times where I kept stopping and thinking, "I should really stop having fun and do homework... oh wait, this IS homework!!" Why can't everything be like that? Haha!

Until next time!

~KcD

Monday, November 15, 2010

Creature Design

Another Fantasy Art project - the prompt this time was to design a creature based on randomly selected traits. My traits were - 2-point attachment, camouflage, teamwork, tentacles, and the ability to grow back limbs. And here is my creature!




The next assignment is to draw our creature fighting (and winning) against another classmate's creature! It's going to be epic.

Stay tuned!

~KcD

"Jetsam" Card Game Design

To take a little break from commissions and sketchdumps (which are pretty much all I post anymore), here's an assignment from my Fantasy Art class!






We were given an overview of a fictional world and a short synopsis on the specific cards we were to design. I loved designing Ana Thematic. Here are some of the concepts I came up with prior to the final artwork:





Hope you enjoy!

~KcD

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Commissions part 1

More icons for you today!

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Laterskates!

~KcD

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sometimes I sketch during class.





Some warm-ups and "I was bored during critique" doodles.

Whoohoo!

~KcD

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Moalskeeen

Finally got off my lazy butt enough to scan some stuff this morning. Have some more moleskine sketches!


Thumbnails of Shale breaking a bottle in a bar, ready to fight! The other page is people from the Maury Show and people/fish in a clinic waiting room.


Notes regarding a story of mine. Ignore it. The other stuff is random doodling from work.


More story ideas. The doodles are drunk drawings from a bar.


More drunk drawings on the top left, and the rest are from a day at senior writing seminar.


Terrifying people, shepherds, and drawings from the Milwaukee Bucks media day.


Completely random stuff, some of it from New York.

More to come later!

~KcD

Saturday, October 23, 2010

October Commissions

Here are some commissions I got done today!

The top two are for the same person, and the bottom two are from two people that have both commissioned me many times in the past, so love love love to them!

My aunt asked me to make her some "drunken Corgis" for her Corgi Club event she's having next weekend! These were super-fun to draw. :)

Catch you all next time,

~KcD

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Off-topic - Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Frank just showed us this awesome artist named Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. He was a sculptor in the 1700s and all his work consists of these crazy faces. Love it! Wish I had known about this guy when I was taking art history...

Alright, just a quick post. Haven't done much art lately, I've just been dicking around. I'll get around to posting some stuff eventually.

Until then!

~KcD

Monday, September 20, 2010

Moebius Tribute

This is the greatest and most best piece in the world... tribute.

No not really at all. But it is a tribute to the awesome Moebius aka Jean Giraud aka Gir, who did all sorts of sweet comic stuff and even worked in some sci-fi films like The Fifth Element, Tron, and Star Wars. This was my first assignment for my Fantasy Art class.

Rockerbots!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Drink n' Draw September!

My friend Abi posted hers, so I thought I'd post mine!

So last night was my first Drink & Draw, a fun social event where you get a bunch of artists in a bar and make them draw things. Pretty boss. Here's what I came up with:

Here's what I drew first... didn't realize that we were given themes and we were supposed to draw things related to said themes... oops!

One of the themes was "Underwear". Big girls look good, too!

A collaboration! (I drew the babby)

This was after 3 drinks and I was sitting between two Canadians. It happens.
Stupid Nickelback.

Good stuff! Here's some more!

Latergators,

~KcD