Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hatoful Artwork

Long time no post. Lately I've been really busy creating my own spin-off of the Japanese dating sim, Hatoful Boyfriend

This time its only pigeons wearing masks of humans wearing fake mustaches. I figure that you gotta just follow your bliss. Do what makes you happy and the money doesn't matter.

In addition to that I'm also creating posters for the SJSU animation/illustration club, here are some from this semester and last:

Last semster I also took my first visual development class, I learned a lot. A LOT. The class focused on implementing the fundamentals and really committing to the footwork of the creative process. Here is some work from that:

our first project, to design a kitchen for a lower-class Mexican family in 1960's Fresno
A free-form project where we adapted a Russian fable about a fox in the kennel. I choose to take mine in the direction of a small agricultural community dealing with corporate interests.
and our final projects, a whimsical character with a food cart:

I'm now in my second semester of Visual Development, my last semester before my capstone class and my last year of college. Now more than ever I feel a need to focus on the basics, practice my painting and push myself creatively. Here are some one hour speed paints from the movie Incendiary. My friend and I recently read the book, which we loved so much we immediately watched the film adaptation. Though a good movie, we found the way they handled Chris Cleave's characters a little disappointing. The book was so compelling because the characters and plot were unapologetic. I did find the movie's color and lighting to be stunning, the pallete easily shifting from subdued to saturated.

1 comment:

  1. So much goodness, you are rocking so many styles it's amazing. I especially like the croc with food cart, the film stills, and the Russian fable characters, they really do feel like characters of some animation. Of course nothing beats your Hatoful Boyfriend adaptation... I don't think you could make more complex or nuanced characters filling a world of torrid love and deception.

    Hope the semester goes well!