Monday, November 28, 2005

belated happy turkey day : part 2

Last night was round two of Face Stuffing 2005 over at Jenn's family. And as a family get-together tradition, I held an impromptu art class in the living room.

Critiquing an up-and-coming artist's work.

Jenn and Madison.

Our professional art model. Kylie posing for Madison's illustration.

Isabella conquering the blank page like a pro.

Kylie making snowflakes.

My newest student, Sophia.

Friday, November 25, 2005

belated happy turkey day

Home for Thanksgiving and it's freakin' cold. Cold! We've adapted to the warm San Diego weather. Couple flicks of arts and crafts day with Mr. ChriStance. And some sweet canvas action including the never-ending pasta bowl. Got me hyped to create again. After I make myself a leftover turket sandwich with moist-maker.

Monday, November 14, 2005

illustration friday: strength

This week's illFriday topic is Cows. Cows! Ok, so it's really strength. Strength like a cow! I've been playing around with last weeks illo and came up with this. Been on a sci-fi kick lately since Episode III came out on dvd and Battlefront II came out for xbox. It's a freakin' fanboy overdose and I'm running out of veins. I even lured Jenn into watching all 6 episodes with me. She's never seen any of them. So it was a kick watching this whole new universe unfold right in front of her. Almost like seeing it for the first time myself. We watched it in chronological order instead of the original/prequel way. And I must say that it was a different experience for me. The original still looks great despite its age and the noticeable cg add-ons. I've even developed a better appreciation for the prequels. It might not have been the way I had envisioned it, but it sure was entertaining eye-candy. Yoda is my hero.

Look! More cows!

More of me playing around with this idea.

all images © 2005 Erwin Haya, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

illustration friday: night

So I've missed the last couple of illFridays. I've been a bit preoccupied. Well, I'm back for this week's topic. Better late than never. I've had this sketch of a farm house for awhile now. It was an environmental concept for this character of mine. I've had this idea for a comic book starring this unnamed spacegirl. But it just ain't clicking yet. So I thought I'd revisit this sketch and put some color to it.

While you're at it, check out Illustrator CS2 Killer Tips by Dave Cross and Matt Klowskowski. I was asked to contribute a few of my pieces in there as visuals for some of the tutorials. A lot of good techniques in there. And check out their video podcast, Photoshop TV (formerly Photoshop Radio).

all images © 2005 Erwin Haya, unless otherwise noted.