Thursday, December 27, 2012

Crystal Bridges Figure Drawing Series

Join us at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in January.  I'll be a teaching a figure drawing studio series class on January 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  

In this class students will study the figurative  works of artist Thomas Eakins and gain a greater understanding of the basic proportions and anatomical structure of the human form by drawing from both the human skeleton and live model.  Students will render volume and form using tonal and linear methods and create dynamically composed figure drawings within the pictorial space.  

The above skeletal and muscle studies were rendered by one of my students for a project in one of my figure drawing classes.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit them on the web at Crystal Bridges: Figure Drawing from a Thomas Eakins Perspective, Studio Series.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Preliminary Scout Ship Concepts

A few months back I posted some concept renderings of my scout ship design for the upcoming sci-fi TV series now in production entitled Command Magellan by Duane Brunner and Johan Steen along with Leigh James and Paul Bradley.   Here are just some of the original preliminary renderings leading to the final version.  

Thanks to Duane Brunner, Johan Steen, Leon Maki Maki Kitchlew, and everyone involved in this exciting project.  

I'm getting caught up on projects over the break so I'll  post more soon.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tree Design

The last couple of months I've been busy drawing and sculpting a tree design to be constructed by Nature Makers in Carlsbad, CA.  Working on interior and exteriors of this massive artificial walk-in oak tree that is proposed to be installed in a children's department.  Here are just a few examples of my designs for this project.  

The enormous tree will stand at 13 ft with a 40 ft canopy.  The tree interior will be about 80 sq. ft accommodating almost 30 kids.  Notice how the tree appears to be busting through the floor and ceiling as if it were taking root in a lower level beneath the children's department.  

I did quite a bit of research on oaks for this project and found that there are over four hundred varieties of oak trees.  Oaks belong to the genus Quercus and members of the beech family.  Oaks consume large amounts of water and mature oaks can absorb more than 50 gallons a day.

Thanks to everyone involved in this exciting project.