Friday, April 24, 2009

Devilpen redux!

Here are some pics of a new Ganpen I tossed togezzer as a birthday gift for my friend!

It was a bit of a rush job because I've been pretty busy as of late. To compound the problem, the "F" key on my keyboard fell off, so I have to press this tiny rubber's really throwing me off.

Anyway, this is a redone Devilpen with a reversed color scheme. Here is the old one for comparison! The horns are a little more shapely, and the tail isn't pointy. I also used Montana Gold "Anthracite" colored spray paint and some Testors Zinc Yellow enamel for the feet. Not bad, but if I had more time, it could've looked a little more polished.

I have about 4 blank Ganpen figures with me here and have enough material to make a small handfull more back at home. Over the summer, I plan on going into production overdrive and fix together some new penguins! Or maybe make a redone design! Who knows. While I really want to stay in the city, there is a lot to be done at home. Only three weeks left in school!

Happy stuff

Friday, April 10, 2009


Hey, you guys remember this guy? Well, I randomly decided to revamp his design just for kicks. I actually didn't look back at the comic for his redesign, so I completely forgot about the half-hakama and human right leg. The new guy is entirely robotic...for now anyway. Who knows, he might have a human brain or eyeball or something.

I drew him with a brush pen...I love those things so much. He's also digitally colored in Photoshop with some dry media brushes. I don't have a name for him yet, so if anyone out there has ideas, feel free to leave a comment! I'm sure this guy will appear again somewhere down the line. He's part of my character roster, along with Ganpen and his minions!

Finally enjoying spring break just a teeny bit,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sculpture and MORE!

Edit: Added some pics of real-Marcel!

Man, no update in over a month! My bad, peeps, my bad. To make up for it, here are some photos of my recently artwork! Up top here is a Ganpen linoleum print I did in Printmaking class. I have a number of other experimental prints that I might upload later. If you haven't seen my movies or don't know about the greatest mobster of all time, check it out now!


Up next is the sculpture I've been working on since the start of the semester. It's a portrait of my friend Marcel. In class, we paired up and sculpted our partner's head. This is probably the most expensive project we've had; the clay and supplies cost over $130! That's more than all my art supplies in my sophomore year of high school!

It's a pretty hefty sculpture, too. A solid 9-ish bricks of oil clay went into Marcel's head. It was a great project! All of the other classes sculpted from a model while we got to work from classmates. Our next project is a reclining nude figure, which is shaping up pretty well.


So, right now I'm in the middle of spring break! It's been pretty cool, but it hasn't felt like much of a break. I actually have a decent amount of work to do ( 8-10 page analysis research paper....=_=), but a lot of it has been put on hold because of a little challenge a friend and I have going on. We have to complete a sketchbook by the end of the break! That's 184 pages in 7 days. I'm not far at all and it's unlikely that I'll finish in time, but....A CHALLENGE IS A CHALLENGE! So far I've done 23 pages. If I were on schedule, I'd be on page 80-something by the end of today. But I think I'll get started on that paper instead...

That about sumps it up for now. I'll try and update more often! I have a lot of paintings, but they're of nudes so I don't know if I should find somewhere else to host them. It's already Wednesday! Only 4 days left in the break.

Wishing there were more hours in the day,