Thursday, September 3, 2015

Dragon Booster: Armeggeddon

The bad guy in armor! I had fun design him but that's all I remember.

There's also one of Kevin Mowrer's sketches with design notes!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Speed Racer Part 4: The Cars!!!

This was the assignment that I was the most excited to do. I started redesigning the Mach 5 first and took it in crazy futuristic directions. It was a lot of fun for a bunch of days (spread over a couple of weeks) but nothing I desgined really clicked or looked as iconic. Not a problem as feedback and bouncing ideas off others produces an awesome result. 

I was told to tone it down so I did.

Still not what they were looking for so the had their internal artist send these... 

I don't think they liked me tweaking their design because they eventually sent this...

Okay... so they wanted to stick to their version of the Mach 6. I will at least get to design the other vehicles right?? Like Racer X's Shooting Star?

Wrong again!

Well then, I'll at least get to design the less important vehicles right?

I was soooo naive

double sigh

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Speed Racer Part 3.... The other characters that went through a couple of changes

 These are the last of the characters that got multiple versions. Yay...

I'm pretty sure I ripped off the poses and art style for these next couple of characters. If I remember correctly I was pushing for an anime style but I couldn't come up with my own version. Megaman Battle Network I think was the source. It was a wasted effort. Yay! 

Those Megaman art books made by Udon are awesome. Buy them.   

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Speed Racer Part 2: Speed and Racer X

It's actually their kids and not the real Speed Racer and Racer X. The show was a sequel and a reboot. Once again I had fun while designing the characters but as each design progressed any fun dissipated and what was left was just a mild reworking of the design they ended up sending to us. 

This is how artistic souls get crushed

and the final versions of each with comparisons to the art handed to us