Friday, April 27, 2012

Rule of names

Here are some more ideation for the current assignment Im working on, Ursula Le Guin's Rule of Names.  I would still consider these drawings early explorations, but hopefully I can get some more finished paint soon.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bear Drawings

Here are some bear studies I've done.  Just a little something to keep my blog up to date.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Finally put together an online portfolio!  Here is a link WENDELLS PORTFOLIO

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Project

Here are some early development work for a new assignment in my visual development class.  The environment thumbnails were done using a technique similar to what Scott Robertson does in his Gnomon video, Creating Unique Environment.   I wanted to explore different ways to approach design, and this method helped me find shapes that I wouldn't have normally thought of.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

James and the Giant Peach

In my advance visual development class, We were given an assignment to design a character for an existing animated film.  I chose to design the King of the cloud men for the movie James and the Giant Peach.  In the original novel James and his friends encounter cloud men.  They are described as ghostly creatures who control the weather. 

Here is another master copy.  I really enjoy Zorns ability to simultaneously indicate detail, and simplify forms with his brushwork , which is what I wanted to focus on for this study.