Loose Paper – Sketches from 1994 – 2001

The loose paper sketches from 1994 to 2001

This collection is the loose paper sketches collection. Basically books that have either been partially destroyed due to binding failure or just drawn on random pages that I have kept over time. Some of them are drawn with rapidographs while others drawn with Sumi-E Ink and pencil.

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The Green Book – Sketches from 2000

Sketches from 2000 – A.K.A. The Green Book.

Here you will find the archive for what is known as the ‘green book’. There is no significance about a green sketchbook except for the fact that it was on sale at the time I purchased it. No matter, here is where you will find a lot of the sketches from the late 2000 era.

A lot of this was made when I was going to M.A.T.C. for a while and I had some classes in between and there was a 1 hour delay between classes. so one hour a day for a year, and I filled an entire sketch book. A lot of the sketches are just random thoughts and projections getting used to inking and all of that fun stuff. This is part 1 of 2 of the green book series and if you would like to go to the next section you may click here.

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Rhino Head complete full Color Artwork

Scraps of a rhino character made.

Rhino. For this sketch I decided to ink and color and throw together a backdrop in lightwave using an array multiplier and then colored one of my quickly inked drawings on top. This species and type of  character does not often get much for draw-time as they should.  The basic inking was done with pencil for the raw sketches. afterward, using a Sumi-E pen just for inking and to see how my pen was operating at the time.

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Flay / Hyena Colored Art

Flay the hyena!

What started out as just a simple sketch evolved into completed pictures and 3-d artwork of a character I dubbed “Flay” the Hyena. I was toying with the concept of cel-shading and seeing if i can do shading using only material properties and no special texture UV maps. See the results for yourself. Nearing the end my 3-d program lightwave was making decent hand-colored pictures.

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Final Fight – Lizard and Parrot

Lizard vs. Parrot -The first attempt of 3-d and 2-d art.

Not much data was left to post of the progress of this picture except for the fact that this was one of my first attempts at hybrid artwork. That is with hand-drawn characters in the foreground with 3-d rendering in the background. Total time to render was approximately 4-5 hours on a Pentium II 400Mhz processor. Lizard fighting parrot action!

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Desidra Art

Desidra Art Collective:

Desidra is a section where art fits one of the following categories.

  • The art is extremely old and did not have a date on it.
  • The art was digitally drawn on a amiga 500 with 4mb of ram and a 80mb harddrive. Running Electronic Arts Digi-Paint 3
  • The art was a sketch but the original was list.

About the primitive coloring.

Many of the art pieces items were done on an Amiga 500. The maximum color palette of about 32 colors.You could go up to 4096 color in HAM-8 mode but it was problematic. During this time the software used was called “Digi-Paint” made by Electronic Arts. Resources were tight at the time. However, learning how to color during that era has taught people a level of restraint that may have been lost with modern painting programs.

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