Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Talent Is Never Enough

For those who weren't aware that my family is highly talented...

I have two brothers who are identical twins, Jared and Jordan. Besides sharing similar physiological features (and similar names), they also share extremely talented drawing abilities. Therefore, as my blog is an arena to showcase art, I decided to utilize it to showcase my brothers' genius. Below are a few pieces of their handiwork...


Also, aside from his more realistically based drawings, Jordan also dabbles in the more fantastic side of sketching...

Jordan has meticulously studied human and animal anatomy in order to more fully detail his drawings by understanding the placement of bone, tissue and muscle (not to mention that his drawings are well-proportioned).


Jared is by no means afraid to tackle the big things in his sketches. Posters or proportions, emotions or entanglements, he's ready to take on anything. 

So... pretty excellently awesome, huh? They're light years ahead of where I was at their age.

I am very pleased that my brothers are so artistically inclined. For one, I won't have to look too far for assistants on future design work. Secondly, I just get a kick out of anyone who develops their artistic skills.

Hope you enjoyed this. I'll most likely be posting more of Jared & Jordan's work, as they're always drawing something new and amazing and exciting and adventurous and heroic!!!

Until next time,

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dystopia: 2

Again, some more of the drawings that I've done for the recent feature film project on Christian, and a little behind the design of the concepts I developed.

When it comes to film design, the icing on the cake for me is to find out why the designers chose a specific color, texture or symbol for a certain role. For instance, in Kung Fu Panda 2, the personal colors of the Lord Shen (whose plan it is to take over China) are RED and WHITE. Reminiscent of any island nation's flag who tried to conquer China within the last century? Anyways, little things like that make me giddy...
So, in the same strain, I like to sing my own praises somewhat so that you can understand the brilliance behind my choices. Besides, what's an art blog for if not to showcase the art of the author?

So, to sing my praises... the first couple of thoughts concerning the Enforcer's design was to make several costuming winks at Nazi Germany, found  within the high boots and long trench coats of the first couple that I did. I also wanted to marry the idea of a legal terrorist with the shock troop/policeman concept.
After considering this route, I figured that most soldiers out in the cold and snow would prefer to stay warm, but still agile, and thus would wear snow-pants instead of a trench-coat.

I am very pleased with the hoodie on this one. Not because it's realistic or anything, but because it looks really cool. 

 One of the more heavily-armed designs, although it's rather similar to the one I did in the last post concerning this project.
Here we have another slight nod at Nazi Germany, with the sub-machine gun and the backpack straps. He looks kinda like a paratrooper, too. 
And another terrorist/Nazi/Enforcer, except he's dressing 'casual' with his hoodie down.

Of course, these are all within the same thread of design: small arms units with a few heavy arms for large firefights, but overall light, blitzkrieg troops.

Any similarities to the badguys from Inception, Assassin's Creed and Snow White are completely unintentional, and the parallels exist within the mind of the reader only.

Make sure to check out the movie:
Yeah, they're making it. Awesome, I know.