Thursday, April 24, 2014

senior project progress

Finally down to my last quarter of school!! For my senior project I wanted to do something based on my heritage since I'm not actually very knowledgable about it, so I'm developing art for a story set in a Korean village! I'm really excited for it 'v'

The protagonist is the timid young daughter of a guardian that tends to a garden of flowers, where each flower represents a villager's soul. When the guardian and garden are infected by a fungus, it's up to the daughter to restore purity to her mother and the flowers. I took the idea for the garden from Igong from Korean mythology and tried to write my own story around it to give it some depth. So far I've drawn turnarounds and expressions/actions sheets for the most important characters.

Preliminary sketches of the protagonist (who was projected to be MUCH younger initially) and the guardian. I named the little girl Seung-hwa/승화... I'm not familiar with the aesthetics of Korean names, I just looked up two meaningful characters formed a name with them?? I hope it doesn't sound weird


Final designs for Seung-hwa, the guardian, and the infected guardian. If you notice some differences in design between the turnarounds and expressions/actions sheets, it's because I applied some suggestions I received from critique.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

oh where did these come from

These are from winter quarter and I never shared them. Prop designs for Osiris and the snake charmer for my concept art class. I'm posting these mostly for Osiris' staff--I liked its design the most and it shows where I pulled inspiration from it when I was designing his boat in my last post.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

fruits of finals

We just finished our winter quarter here at SCAD! These are my final projects for Concept Illustration and Visual Storytelling II. I wasn't able to achieve the level of finished/polish that I envisioned for these pieces, but they're digestible at least. I may go back and flesh out the backgrounds in my Vis II comic later though. It's the most fun story I've drawn so I really want it to look its best!

Monday, February 24, 2014

exterior environments

Exterior environment designs for my Ancient Egyptian concept. Cell-shading is what I'm comfortable with, but I'd really like to explore digital painting so I gave it a try with these! The underworld temple and an oasis.

Unrelated to this assignment, but here's my first stab at digitally painting an environment of any kind. This was one done last year and is a lot rougher because it was just practice for fun. These compositions are looking pretty similar to each other...... what have I done

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Damned

Pages for a script developed by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. This story's kind of serious, much unlike the silly, light-hearted kinds of comics I'm used to drawing... It also has a lot of cars. More cars than I've ever wanted to draw. Just. CARS

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

i wish i still owned the prince of egypt

I created a story set in ancient Egypt with a fantastical spin on it for my concept illustration class. Basically Anubis abandons his responsibilities as a god and turns into a human, goes on human adventures while Osiris tries to bring back Anubis to his underworldly duties, and Anubis gets with a pretty snake charmer who secretly plots to replace and abuse Anubis' position as a god. did you get all that