Sunday, December 30, 2012

Random Character

I don't really know why I drew this Hannibal-esque creepy guy, but the idea for this picture came to me after I realized that I had my fingers resting over my mouth (much like the bars on this guy's mask) while looking at pictures online.
I tried not to look at any pictures of Hannibal while drawing this.
He needs a name...

Life in the Arcade

So I thought I'd real quick post up some artwork I've done recently (I haven't really done anything since making my Blogger account yet). I've mostly been drawing Wreck-it Ralph stuff (from reference) but I am slowly transitioning to drawing my own original stuff.

(This was probably the first Wreck-it Ralph drawing that I did)

I apologize for the quality of these pictures, I haven't been able to get to a good scanner so I had to take a couple of these from my phone. I will be putting up more pictures later.

Who am I?

Who am I? I am the guardian of lost souls! I am the powerful- wait... no... wrong person. I am an artist. Collin, many call me (although I believe that is because it is written on my birth certificate). To be honest, I can not think of much to say other than I am studying Animation and Art in the hopes of being a Visual Development Artist and/or Character Designer for Walt Disney Animation Studios. I did not always have that career in mind though, although it is definitely the most specific and the one I am most determined to achieve. I previously wanted to work on conceptual art for video game designers, such as 343 or Valve, although I had just a small feeling that I was setting a course I was not really meant to sail through. After seeing Walt Disney's Wreck-it Ralph, I saw that my "true calling" was designing/developing for animation, and what better company to work for than Disney? The Kings of Animation and the Engineers of Dreams and Imagination. I still have a bit of a ways to go (my perspective needs work, my shading abilities are just starting to sprout, and I am just starting to get the hang of poses), but I see ahead of me a journey of learning, improving, and self-development that will hopefully lead me to a position as one of the great artists of Walt Disney Studios.
As a "reward" for reading my introduction (although you have probably seen it already, without reading the intro) here is a picture I made of myself if I was a Sugar Rush racer in Disney's brilliant movie, Wreck-it Ralph.

Happy Birthday! (to my Blogger)

I thought I'd try and find a way to have a sort of collection of my art to showcase and such, and this seems like a good place for just that! Let's just see if I can figure out how to use this site...