Thursday, September 23, 2010

Meet the Creeper

This semester I'm also taking Advanced Character Design with illustrator Sean Murray. My group has to create characters for a fictional animated film based on the Japanese myth "Yamata No Orochi". For the first few weeks of class, we've just been turning in thumbnail sketches for minor characters (like villagers, demons, animals, etc.). Out of all my thumbnails, Sean liked the one of the village creep the best. Here are a few sketches from that class as well as the colored version of my village creep character.




For our first Concepts assignment, I had to illustrate the cover and two spot illustrations for this review of John Franzen's new book, "Freedom". For the amount of time I had, I like how the cover and first spot turned out.

Seeing Color (Double Rainbow All the Way)

As mentioned in my previous post, I'm taking a class this semester called Seeing Color. As you probably guessed its a color observation course where we have draw complex color scenarios. Here are a few projects I've done so far. All of them were done in soft pastel on Rives BFK paper.

All Apologies

Dear Jacob's Blog,

I would like to make a formal apology for neglecting to update you for the past few months. Please take this still life of colorful fruits and vegetables as my way of saying sorry. I will make an effort to update you more frequently in the future and I hope we can still be friends.
Jacob Thompson

Soft Pastel on Rives BFK paper

Okay, so the colorful fruits and vegetables was actually just a class assignment for Seeing Color, but I will seriously try to update this blog a lot more frequently this year. I spent my summer doing a lot of sketching and figure studies. I also did a few small projects for family members like this Acrylic painting of my grandmother's house.

Acrylics on Canvas