Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Prodigal Procrastinator returns!!!

Hey wasup everyone. I'm back, with a nice lil' update, so I'll cut the chatter and get to the "good" stuff. COWABUNGA!!

I figured I'd start of with some Turtle Power. I used to be a huuuge fan of the turtles when I was a kid. Eventually, the Trasnformers won the battle of favorite childhood cartoon series, but the turtles will always hold a special spot in my heart. Leo was, and still is my favorite turtle. Why?? Because he had swords and he was the leader. (What can I say, I'm attracted to power). Raph is still pretty cool, if you're into the whole "I'm an emo guy who solves all my problems with violence" type. I like how they both turned out. I wanted to make them look more teen like, and incorporate the new 3D movie style in their desings, and I think the top Leo drawings shows this off best. As for Raph, well I figured since he's the most agressive and battle hungry of the turtles, I felt he should be bigger and have some battle damage on his shell...because he cuts himself. lol

Since we're on the subject of stuff I use to watch as a kid, let's keep the band wagon going with some more nostalgia inducing drawings. First of we got the Saiyan Prince, Vegeta from DBZ. I wanted to try and draw him in my own style. Not exactly sure what my style is yet, but if I where to draw him, this is probably what he would look like. The next drawing is of He-Man, the MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE UNIVERSE!! *punches the screen* lol, anyways here's my take on the big guy, as well as his alter ego Prince Adam. I never liked the fact that He-Man and Adam where pretty much the same guy, but with a tan and less clothing on. It's as dumb as Clark Kent wearing glasses to disguise himself, no one would fall for that. So I made Adam a scrony guy instead. I plan on fleshing this design out more in the future.

Let's face it. It wouldn't be a Chris Gage update without a bunch of sketchs of Superheroes (and villains). I have a few plans for a few of these drawings: I want to color the Joker drawing, finish the Baman sketch and possibly color it as well. I also want to redo the Hulk vs Logan drawing because I really regret not fitting the Hulk on the entire page. I also really like how Superman's face turned out. I'm reffering to the one on the right by the way. I'm gonna keep experimenting with different head shapes until I land on something that I like.

One of the things I love most about being able to draw, is that I can draw myself doing the most amazing/absurd things. I can be a wandering rogue samurai in one drawing, or surf an explosion, on a surfboard made of explosion in the next. I really want to color the explosion surf drawing, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little intimidated by the amount of works that's gonna have to go into this! It's good thing I don't know how to back down from a challenge. Unless I'm being challenged to fight Brock Lesnar...I have a feeling I'd learn pretty damn quick.

Do you know what Pacman, and Robocop have in comon? They're both mercilless badasses with extremely high kill counts. Also, they are made of gratuitous amounts of win!!

And finally, some random drawings!!
That's it for this month folks. I really want to try and make one last post before A) My birthday, or B) the end of the year. Anyways it's late and my brain is starting to stugle to make words sound pretty and stuff...that made no sense. Bed now! BYE!!
...and may the Force be with you!

Friday, July 17, 2009

I swear I didn't forget I had a Blog!!!

Hey guys!! So this is the part where I appologize for taking so long to update and come up with some long winded excuse as to why I didn't, but I didn't think of one so instead you get Drawings!! Muhahahahaa!!! 20 pages worth!! Also...Street Fighter 4...

Awesome :D

Le Enjoy!!! (I'm french!!!)

So me and my buddy Lubke had a short lived sketch night a while ago (I think we where watching Invader Zim, so totally not our fault) In any case, we had to draw a cowgirl and a Sad Grave Digger. Then I decided to add Megatron being jumped by some old lady, because I don't think we give our senior citizens enough credit.

I love drawing women. I just wish I could draw them as easy as guys and the only way to do that is to practice practice practice. So I went straight to the source. To any aspiring artists that read this: LIFE DRAWING IS IMPORTANT!!! The sooner you learn this the better, trust me!!

See even after all that it's still not perfect. But I'll get there...or Die Tryin'!! (inside joke...don't ask. I've been drinking) Also the girl in the Marilyn Monroe pose is holding a gun incase you where wondering. When this drawing is finished her dress, which will be white, will also be a little see through so you can see her gun...or guns! HIYOOO!!! *self highfive*

Time to draw some dudes...doing stuff...all action like. Yeaaaaaa!!

Hmmm who's this handsome devil I drew? He looks so familiar. Oh well, who ever he is, I'm sure he is both awesome and amazing in bed...and according to these drawings, very athletic. :D

Anyways, I've always wanted to be a character in a Fighting game, so I drew myself as one. I'd probably do Taekwondo cus it's flashy and cool looking, and Kicks hurt...alot.

It wouldn't be Gage's Sketch Book Blog without the appearence of some men (and Woman) in thights. The Clark Kent and Logan drawings ended up turning out pretty good, so I added them to my portfolio (and few other pieces on here as well)

Here's a lil' somethin' somethin' I've been working on for a few years now. The concept is a super hero story set in a not so distant future. I wont really go into it now but my goal is to make this into a web comic (eventually), and if I'm lucky get it picked up as an animated series. The design of the characters are based off of people I know (friends and familly) so who knows, if I know you, you might inspire a character for this soon to be epic tale of good vs evil.
So that's all for today folks. I know I keep saying this, but I promise to do my best and update more freequently. Anyways it's late, time for bed.
Ti'll All are One!! ~(Transformers G1 Movie)

Friday, February 13, 2009

First Post of the New Year!!!

Wow...WOW! 7 months. It took me 7 months (almost 8) to Update this page. I'm actually a lil' disappointed about that, but at least I've been keeping up with the drawing, which is why this is going to be a COLOSSAL post! I have a good 20 something pages, and that's me being selective about what i want to put up.

Before I start posting all these drawings, I wanted to say what an Awesome year 2008 was. Sooo much went down last year, both Negative and Positive. I wont get into it now since this a sketch blog, not a "this is what's happening in my life" blog. Besides, I don't think that the 2 of you who actually read this thing, care all that much. lol

So Without further adue, I give you: my soul... ok that was too deep. Here are my sketches Bitches!!

**DISCLAIMER**I probably wont be updating this page for at least a month. Why you ask? Street Fighter 4 Mother F***ers!! That's Why!!!

I can never get tired of drawing super heroes!! I really like how the Hulk's face turned out, and Wolverine overall look. Not sure who the unfinished guy was, maybe a reference point so I don't make Wolverine to tall (he's only 5'3. Anything else you hear is a lie!!) Fat-Batman make me laugh. I'm gonna have to re-draw him with a better background...and you know...better :P

Girls, girls , girls, girls. Girls I do adore. Except for that ugly one. I was thinking I should make my own pin up girl a-la Dean Yeagle (Really amazing artist. Check him out if you can). The naked girl was one of my co-workers idea. I was sitting at my desk, sketching (off the clock) but I wasn't sure what to draw. Him being a guy said I should draw some nekid girl. So I did. Turned out pretty decent. The shaded one was from a random camping trip. One of my friends let me sketch her. Also turned out good.

So remember how I had to do an independent film for my last year of school? Well I do. Anyways, when I first took animation, my initial plan was to do a fight scene for my film. Fast forward 4 years and I ended up unfinished, dialog heavy, no fights film. Since I was a bit displeased with how it turned out. I decided to think up the film I've always wanted, but I still wanted to implement what my teachers thought me: Good original story, beginning middle end, all that stuff. So I present to you my concept art for my new independent film; "Cat VS Baby". The premise is pretty simple. Cat is jealous because baby gets more attention, so cat tries to kill baby, but Baby don't play that shit yo!

I gotta say, I really enjoy Drawing these characters. I'm in love with the baby's design. He's fun and easy to draw, and he has attitude (well I think so anyways :p ) I also like how the cat turned out. He looks a little old and disgruntle although his design could still use some work so he'll most likely be changing in the coming months, but his initial look, I like.

Good ol' Street Fighter. Can't wait for #4 to come out and let it consume my life. Mind you these sketches where done waaaaay before the game was even close to being released. I really liked how Akuma's overall look turned out in this one. If I could simplify it just a bit more, I might be able to make him animation friendly. Ryu's drawing was done near the end of my previous sketch book. I've been thinking of drawing him walk off into the sunset at the end of each sketch book, so I can compare how much better I get with each book. One of my preferred drawings actually.

Yay, random sketches of stuff. 1) I call him the Napalmer...get it. yea. He shoots fire, from his palms. I was trying to experiment and draw something completely different from what I usually draw. 2) This wonderful work of art came from when me and my friends where playing the game of Life. One of my friends wouldn't stop having babies in the game, another one of my friends said "She keeps farting out babies". I think you see why couldn't not draw that. 3) Ninja in his underwear!! 4) oh god, what the hell is going on here...ok we got: A Transformer, dude doing a Shoryuken, a giant Eye, Superman, Darth Vader, and some Chun Li's. Oh, and while we're on the subject of Chun Li, I gotta say, her new movie doesn't look that promising. Will it be better than the first street fighter movie? That's not hard to beat. Will it be a good movie on it's own? I doubt it...I really doubt it. Transfomrers 2 on the other hand looks effin wicked!!

Yay, more superheroes!! Now with more Villain! This bad guy over here is called Darkseid (no that's not a typo, his name is actually written that way) I usually give short history for characters but if I do I'll never finish updating this thing so click on his name. It's a link to wiki page explaining his origins. Now, Spidey on the other hand needs no origin explaining. We all know the story. I really like this drawing. I felt that considering the love I have for this character, I should have a good drawing to show for it. I can see a few flaws with the drawing now that the "honeymoon" is over, but I still like it. We'll see how I feel about it 6 months from now. lol

Ever wonder what would happen if Babies where actually evil and carnivorous...? Well I did, and this happened. Moral of the story: Use a condom!
Another evil character is Ryu, when he's possessed by the dark hado. I'm not even gonna attempt to explain it, so just look at the pretty picture and smile :D

Here are some character sketches for my web comic: The Summercrew. Me and a buddy of mine work on it and update it...every now and again. It's basically the story of us and our friends getting into random miss adventures. Check it out (by clicking the link).

More lovely ladies. One is from a story of mine that's in the works. The other is just some random naked girl with cloth.

...and finally, last but certainly not least, some forced perspective drawings. Forced perspective is a lot of fun, and siuts my style very well I find. (super sketchy) It gives it a very graffiti feel. I liked the first one so much that I decided to clean it up and color it using Photoshop. I plan on coloring the other one as well, and I plan on doing a lot more of these.

Whew! That's all folks. If you took the time to go through all of this then I really apreciate. If you have any comments or constructive criticism to give, don't be a stranger. I promise to post more often (it was one of my resolutions for the year) but like I said in the disclaimer, don't expect any in the following 4 weeks. Street Fighter 4 gets my undived attention during that time. Anyways see you all soon!!