Sunday, April 09, 2006

Genghis Khan 1

HELLO EVERYONE!!! Welcome to my first official blog post... I have a lot of crap that I plan to be posting up here. Stuff ranging from my various cartoon ideas, to life and animal drawings, to attempts at trying all sorts of new drawing techniques and things. I'm trying to improve upon my drawing skills and to harness my "craft" as a cartoonist so if any of you out there consider your self to be cartoonists, artists, or the anything of the like your constructive criticism on the things I will be post will be MOST appreciated! Thanks! ;)

This is a Character I came up with about a year ago...He's obviously a caricature of a infamous historic figure we all know, but it's the personality and persona of the figure that I found so appealing! He's the star of a short film I wrote about a year or so ago and have yet to start production on. One of these days I'll get off my butt and find the time to start animating it. In the mean time though I thought it would be fun to share some of these cartoon ideas I had with you!
These are some Facial expressions I was playing around with for him back when I first designed him...I need to loosen up a bit with the next batch I do for him and get a whole lot crazier with a wider range of emotions.
Here's an ortho I drew for a friend of mine to use as modeling reference...I always intended on doing this film in 2d from the start, but I was a little curious as to what he would look like in the 3d demention, so what the hell!
My good friend Joel Colon modeled this for me in Maya and Z-brush...It came out pretty good for his first pass at it, don't you think?

Check out more of my friend Joel's work here