Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fresh Ink.... color and pencils

Here is the latest and greatest, fresh from the drawing desk. I had a couple of ideas on displaying and showing my processes of drawing skill/habits; like showing the penciled version after seeing the colored piece.

I've started using oil based pencils in a lot of my drawings, giving more freedoms and helping to develop a style all of my own that I can identify myself as an artist. Now, using these new pencils, I've found out that I'm more or just as in love with the final inked drawing then the final colored versions. But either way, I like what I'm producing now and it can only get better from here.

And I have a Vimeo page ( with a time lapse of me drawing and coloring some of these illustration. those drawings would be "Hard of Hearing" and "PokaTrany". The time lapse was shot with a time delay of thirty seconds and the frame rate was set for 24 fps. and I just had some movies or music playing while I did these illustration, so I maybe just looking into the camera during some of the video.


"Hard of Hearing"
Finally Colored Him

Finally colored him too..

Finally got around to color him as well....

A pet that never dies.. and has super pet strength

Transformer when identity issues

Joben, the "mascot" for a KC band

You Got Me?
Martial Arts Aliens...

Cross Between Mega Man and early 90's software

The ShawMen of the Robotic?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Back and Now In Force

Monday, March 23, 2009

This goes out for Paul

This is the finalized look of my guy, and this is just the one layer render, no AO or depth map render layers on him yet

Another render still that I took from the film's finalized look, the wood parts of my character is the most exciting thing to me, and yes sounded weird, but man it's looks like real objects.. which that was what I was going for.

This is what it's going to look like through the eyes of my character..... not fully renderd yet, but it's going to be awesome P.O.V shot... Thank you Quad's for the shot influence

Here is a look at the final render of Sparks, the only thing left on him are the matchbook and the pill bottle... but those textures are done and are currently being applied in Maya... which as you saw before are totally done and bitchin'

Hope this is an awesome sight for you Paul.....


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Animation, Come and Get It!!!! (honesty, just unrendered test my friend)

Alright, this is simple shot inside Sparks head

This is part of the Montage scene about half way through the film.

This is Sparks' Death sequence right here, it would hurt

Just some ladder climbs

His dramatic Death fall from high up

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Blast From the Past, that's right I'm Back....

I'm back in action, I have some free time and I decided to update my blog site, since I've been slamming my head against my desk day and night to produce this senior thesis animation. I'll have a short run down on what it is about and have some of the animations that I have done for the animation with a later post.

Since it as been a long time that I have posted something up here, I decided to treat you guys to all sorts of stuff that I have been working on, in short the entire sketch book that I have completed over the last semester. It took a couple of hours to scan in everything, but it was well worth it and you guys will be even happier to see all that I have doodled in the last four months.

Now, with this one... it was a study from the great Jon Lane, I liked the way that Jon draws, and I thought that is study of his would also make a nice test piece for the coloring technique that I was experimenting with.

This fine handwork was when I was stuck at a Starbucks for two hours and I decided to make most of the time, as I waited for a ride back to the school. And I know what you are thinking that the school isn't that far away, but it is when it's like negative three outside and snowing...

But the old lady in the drawing, realized that I was sketching her. She turned to look at me, with one of those 'how dare you' looks and then proceed to exit the place while she was still staring me down.

Now, this was another study from Nate Van Dyke, yeah it's not colored or anything, but the pencil shading was fun to do once again.... Since I have been using copics throughout the sketchbook's life.

Funny story with this drawing, I was going to the dentist and I didn't want to go..... Just wanted to stay at home and sleep in. But as usual I went to the dentist and this is what I drew in the waiting room. ( oh, and by the way... my dentist kept me waiting for over two hours just for a regular checkup, which only lasted ten minutes. So I wasn't in a good mood after that visit)

In addition to the Octupussys that I draw, I thought a different approach to the awesome squid would to make one battle harden and ready to rumble.... Hints the Battle Squid. Catylin was soo kind to give me a helping hand with the movement of the squid's tenicules.

This little guy is going to the be the star of my next animation, or hopefully be in it when I get around to conceptualizing the idea and story. But I don't have a name for him yet, if anybody has one for him, please feel free to commment on this....

And yes, he is wearing the diapers that the sumo wreslters use in their sport. Oh, and if you haven't noticed that object he is drinking from, it's a milk carton.

Mr. Robotree here is my version of the perfect robot to invent, helpful to human kind and environment friendly....

Yeah, this is a mad scientist, I had fun drawing this guy in the waiting room of the doctor's office... I was in there for a check up to see if I was in shape to go to Vietnam during the winter intersession of school, but the trip was a no go....

I can't explain this one, it's just something I drew half asleep during class...... Drawing is the one cure for staying awake in class for artist, cause redbull and coffee does jack nothing

Once again, not really sure how I came to the invention of this drawing....
Probably the really tasty beer from the local pub that brought these sweet little star wars creatures to mind, sorry George Lucas...... I didn't mean to rip you off

This one is my favorite experiment that turned out great. This was just letting the pencil and ink do the work itself.... I did think about it the drawing in whole, but I let the lines decide what was going where ....

This guy was just a random thing that I pulled from the air....
I started drawing the glass bowl and then stuff started building on from there, like the month and the eyes, and then the idea of putting a lizard's body on it..... yeah it gets a little crazy at times.

Fudgey the Whale, this little guy has been in my mind every since I got this sketchbook and now that he is out of my head, I think this was one of the best doodles that I have ever done in awhile. Even though the skin color isn't realistic, it sure would be a sight to see.

Well, that's all for the recent drawings....
But stay tuned for the animation section, it's going to blow your freaking mind.... or just be a big pile of crap, opinion is up to you


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ok, so it's been awhile..... But we can still be friends, right?

Alright there fellow artist and Joe's, here is the latest from Scott's tiny mutant brain to your eager eyes....Here above you is the long waited continuation "yo" page that Jon Lane started and took it upon myself to forge on to add onto the story.

I like the color palette so far, and I do have some troubles with skin tones, but I think that I did a good job so far for the most part on the hero. But if any one has a comment to clean it up or suggest adding some other colors that I didn't think to add please don't hold your tongue.

Now, as you can notice that it isn't done quite just yet, but almost there. I did have something for the fourth panel (the very bottom of the page) but decided that it didn't flow with the other panels, so I'm re-doing that panel, if you guys have any suggest, please speak up..... and be gentle if possible?

Now, this could be a Jon Lane drawing, or it's me just making a small study of the character from the "yo" pages; I was trying to keep on character for the page that I'm adding, just experimenting if I could do it or not.
But it did help with the process of still making the page..

You got to love that my hard earned loans are contributing to the drawing that I'm adding, these were drawn during my Art History classes, it was a video day and the movie was very boring... I don;t think that the video the teacher showed was any any relation to the Greeks?? But it could be me, since I have some what of a short attention span during these movies..

But the bird and drama queen are from the main parts of the movie, this one actress was just carrying on about something that god only knows and the bird was some sort of relation icon, but it turned out to be a great drawing though, I quite proud of it.

I liked this drawing a lot, on the fact that I was fully out of it during my main studio class and the only way that I could keep myself even remotely awake. funny thing though, is that I don't remember drawing half of this dude... weird huh?
But I'm decide whether or not to color him in later on in the semester since the drawing itself tuned out great in my eyes, but I rather put that time to try and recreate him in another view or another pose, who knows???

Yeah, these two, they were done during Philosophy... you probably already noticed this but both of these drawing were done on the same piece of paper. You can see the fate outline of the other drawing on the background of the that drawing.... didn't really think that one through.

But anyway, I have some other stuff going up in the next day or so, be ready


Friday, October 10, 2008

Alright, Here we go......

Yep, this kinda looks like a robot

I thought a mad scientist look was a great choice during Philosophy

This would be me just letting the pen do the work, that's right no pencil

And something I had no memory that I drew

So I haven't posted anything for a long time now, so here we go. Some of the sketches that I'm posted are half notes and half drawing to keep me motivated during class, yeah I know what your thinking....

But anyway, some of these are just doodles from nowhere and some are studies from other people's sketches in class (we traded to have more inspiration to get outside the box of our own style).

"© Scott Michaels 2008"

Other than drawing during class I'm working ever so on my senior thesis "Thoughts" . I have a turn table of my character in 3D, character which is in the animation (if you haven't guessed yet), all of these images and character of the film and drawing are copyrighted of Scott Michaels

"© Scott Michaels 2008"

Sorry to be literal here, but you know the drill on artwork........