Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sam Saxton is afraid
Sam Saxton is angry
Sam Saxton is amused
Sam Saxton watches you
Sam Saxton is above it all
Sam Saxton is crazy
Sam Saxton rocks
Sam Saxton is beneath it all
Sam Saxton is really really really happy
The assignment was to do 9 self portraits in different styles. It just so happened that my name has 9 letters. Mom and dad, that was some serious foresight.
I did a half-assed coloring job, but it makes the letters more visible.
In this picture: me, me, me, a bird, me, me, me, me, me and me.
Nib, micron, ballpoint pen, micron, charcoal, nib, pencil, brush, pencil.
A Peter Kuper assignment to do a wordless comic. Not the most imaginative parameters ever devised, but freedom is always nice too. I had some repetative pictures in my refference folder, so I made an idea out of that. It was a bit monotonous in places and depressing overall, but I'm pleased with the product.
Character designs for The 12 Labors of Hercules.
1. Hercules/Heracles. He's real big, see? Hercules
2. Eurystheus. He gets scared and hides in a wine jar when he sees the amazing strength of Hercules, which he apparently didn't notice until after the first task. Eurystheus
3. Iolaus. He was Hercules' nephew and eromenos. Yeah, thats right, Hercules was an incestuous pedophile. You learn something new every day. Iolaus
So I wanted to try a lot of inking techniques all at once. I figured a dirty robot would do the trick. I was trying to make it like a motorcycle at the top (as if the whole thing was made from spare parts, I guess), although the headlights look too much like eyes for my liking, didn't want it to look to anthropomorphic. Pretty pleased other than that. Then I made it into a comic. Not too bad, right?
Zipps are done in photoshop.