Thursday, July 29, 2010

Novel Scene

I've been working on this forever, but Flash kept crashing on me. After several attempts and even ignoring it for a long time, it's finally finished.

It's a scene from Stoker's Dracula, my latest literary obsession.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Time Machine: best invention ever

I just doodled this really fast as a stress reliever between projects. I always start these things but never finish them, so I planned this one to be crappy. Yay!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Opposite Hand Drawing: Lane

New Show on Cartoon Network

Hello everybody! I hope you all are having a fantastic week. It is almost the weekend, and I am very thankful for that. I felt the urge to post some very exciting animation news to this blog. If you guys haven't heard (or if I haven't personally told you myself) Genndy Tartakovsky, the genius behind Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack, is creating a new show called Sym-Bionic Titan. I really don't know a whole lot about the story, but you all should check out the artwork for the show. It looks absolutely breathe-taking. The website I am posting is from an artist named Kevin Dart, who is working on the show. Here is the link:


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sketch Prompt of July 21-August 1

Great entries on the warrior character design, everyone! 

We've decided to do caricatures of each other for this bi-weekly sketch challenge.  The catch is that we have to use our non-dominant hand (for example, i'm right handed, so I have to use my left hand to draw the caricature).  You can pick one person from Vignette Gazette or several.  It doesn't matter, as long as it's not yourself!!!  Yes, this idea was partially conceived from the Dreamwork's blog Travisty's Beard.

For those of you who haven't posted yet....get on this one! This blog is for fun; we don't want to put any pressure on you to make a masterpiece. :)

femme warrior from beats me

Well, I'm late. I've been having to force myself to draw lately, after weeks of it just not happening. Finally the past couple of days, slowly, I'm coming back. For now, super quick doodles are the most I can do. This wasn't even done in photoshop- but an online website that lets you doodle and chat at the same time. (sign up we can draw together!) I've been using it since highschool to ease onsets of boredom. Paintchat

I need to get back into lines, there's been too much color in my life for a while.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ahoy, Here Be My Character Design

Hey guys! I decided to do a warrior of the high seas for my character design. If you like it give me an AAARRRGGHHH!!!!

A True Warrior

Hello everybody,

My name is Grant Harwell, and this is my first time posting to this blog. I am very excited about what you all have been creating and I looking forward to seeing what creations are to come in the future. As I was thinking about my warrior design, I wanted to to something atypical. I wanted to create more than just a cool action hero who was able to slay countless foes, or monsters, or whatever. So I decided to look up the definition of a warrior in the dictionary. One particular part of the definition that I found that stuck out to me was this; "a person engaged in a struggle or conflict." Using this definition and some prior delving into visual reference of African tribal warriors, I decided for my warrior design to be a little African boy. If a warrior can be defined by someone who is engaged in a struggle or conflict, then many people in Africa are warriors everyday. They must fight for their land, food, families, their very survival. I decided that a child would be a good choice for the warrior because all the conflict in Africa affects them the most. They are the future of their nations and what has happened in their life-times will affect them for many years to come. This little boy I have drawn is dressed in a combination of Massai and Zulu tribal attire. Here is a salute to all of the little warriors of Africa who go out to battle everyday. May we come along their side to join in the battle with our own compassion, resources, and prayers.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Eagle Warrior

Meet the Aztec Eagle Warrior! They were "known as soldiers of the sun." This one hasn't earned his title yet. Even the bravest soldiers have their off days. :)


Monday, July 5, 2010

Week of Independence Day (7/4)

Sorry I missed the post, fourth of july and everything yesterday. But it's Sunday again! Through popular request, this week's Sketch of the Week is a character design, and the subject is...

The Warrior

Try and think outside the box, and good luck!

Speaking of, Sketch of the Week can be submitted anytime throughout the summer. If you have any sketch prompt ideas, comment below.