Sunday, October 3, 2010

Not-Sketchblog 10: What Have You Done To My Son?!

So yes,
epic fail on my part.

I promised you more sketches today and I dropped the ball.

But I have literally been on my feet all day,
and have not taken a single break, except to eat delicious foodstuffs.

I woke up,
went to the Art Materials and Trade Show,
went to the Civic Center for a Thrift Sale
(bought a turntable for $7.50!),
went to Norris for the 24-Hour-Comic,
left the 24-Hour-Comic way early to go to a friend's birthday party,
and got home just a little bit ago.

So here I am,
and ashamed.

Forgive me?

I'll have good stuff for you soon. ;)

Love you all,
and thanks for reading
(and your patience)!

Emily J Sampson

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sketchblog Edition 91: Feathers, Bones, and Corpses

Sooooo yes.
It's been a while.
A month, now?
I failed epically, didn't I?
Actually, I have a good excuse.
I was traveling and whatnot and school started up again and so I was trying to get back into gear with everything.

Okay, that was a lame excuse, but that's all I got.

I've got some good stuff for you here.
Hope it was worth the wait.

First up, sketches for Paul Hudson's Constructive Animal Anatomy class.
He requires that we create a creature of our own from the ground up,
but since I'm a grad student in an undergrad class,
I'm designing two.
The Pooter,
and the Derpshark.
Most of the following sketches are Derpsharks.

(The little sketch at the bottom of that page is Tyler's.)

Pooters and a Derpshark thrown in for scale.
Also, have a cat skull.

The two most common states of a Derpshark.

Various kinds of Derpsharks, based on region.

Here's just a random bird creature skeleton or whatever.

Male (left) and female (right) Pooters, and an alligator head (bottom).

A short paragraph on the predator-prey relationship between Pooters and Derpsharks, with a sketch to illustrate.
The large angry creature behind them is an Osotaur (Bull Bear).

Below is a sketch of an Osotaur head and paw,
and a paragraph about the dentition of a Derpshark.

Size comparison of a Derpshark to a Pooter.
Average Pooters are about 5 heads tall,
while an average Derpshark is only 2.5.

We got to photograph and sketch and even handle a Gopher Tortoise and a Box Turtle in class one day.
Here are my sketches!

Random sketches,
turtle alien thing,
Contemporary Animation Society logo conceptuals.

The next week an alligator was brought in!
Its name was Flotsam.
It was adorable.

Now for a some sketches from a workshop with Tommy Castillo.
I'm not really a fan of the guy, but I can respect his opinions and his advice.
He had us do some sketch exercises involving fairytales.
Here are my results.

Little Miss Muffet and her guns, Curds and Whey.

Little Red Riding Hood, a crazy witch-like reaper with a giant mutant wolf.

This quarter I'm also TAing for Brian Ralph's Character Design and Storyboarding for Animation class,
and one of their assignments was to design a character for Rock Band/Guitar Hero.
I designed a homeless rocker for the heck of it.
He's so dedicated to rock, that he needs nothing else.
A lot of his design is inspired by Brother Sharp.

Here's just a quick doodle of Emma and Stephan from my webcomic,
which you may have forgotten about because it's on hiatuuuuuuuuuus boo.
I'll try to fix that soon though. ;)

And now,
for the free sketches I left you hanging on at the end of August.

For Sara,
our beloved Reepicheep from Chronicles of Narnia.

For Lilly,
a unicorn, in the style of The Last Unicorn. :3

For Rebecca,
a Tengu eating a banana.

Well, that's all I got for you.
I know I didn't get the last three requests from August uploaded,
nor did I upload the first request from October,
but I promise I will tomorrow.

there's another sketch I've got laying around but I'm hesitant to upload it just yet because it's for a super-secret project a friend is working on.
Hopefully soon I can show you though. :)

That's it!

Thanks all for your patience,
for your dedication and encouragement,
for pushing me to update this sketchblog,
as always,
for reading.

Love you all,
and goodnight!

Emily J Sampson

I have opened up the sketch requests for October,
so go check it out and request one here:
The theme (as appropriate for October) is Horror.
Request away!