Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Senior Thesis Breakdowns, Part 1, Complete!

All content is © Christopher Batista 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Silhouette and Portrait doodles

Silhouette Doodles
Pencil on Printer Paper
8.5 x 11 inches

Portrait Doodles
Pencil on Printer Paper
8.5 x 11 inches

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Doodles

Red Riding Hood Thumbnails
Pen & Marker

Galaxy Express 999 Thumbnails
Pen & Marker

Galaxy Express 999, Tower Tarot, and Peter and the Wolf Thumbnails
Pen & Marker

Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End Thumbnails
Pen & Marker

Character Poses
Pen & Maker

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Portfolio Stuff

Letterhead & Business Cards

Mock Up Portfolio Page

Envelope Layout

Portfolio Spine Design

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Doodle for Daily Coyote :)


I looove www.dailycoyote.net for a source of my five minutes of happy a day. Following Charlie, the coyote, while growing up in the care of Vespa Vagabond (the maintainer of the blog and another blog with the same name.) I especially like Chloe and her antics, despite how young she is compared to the handsome coyote. Each of the characters, or rather individuals, in this blog have such unique and lovable personalities... and Vespa Vagabond's skill with photography helps to bring it out for all to see. :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Assignment Updates

Monster Car Project (Thiel) - "It Came from Beyond the Junkyard!"
Adobe Photoshop
11 x 14 inches
Graphic Novel - The Death of Captain Waskow
Pencil on Sketch Paper
8.5 x 11 inches
Collaborative Comic Creation club project - "LICH KING" doodles
Marker, Pen & Ink, Pencil
8.5 x 11 inches

Monster Car Project (Thiel) - "It Came from Beyond the Junkyard!"

Pen and Ink
11 x 17 inches

Monday, September 7, 2009

Doodle comics, Scary Cars, and Death!

Sorry for the late update, labor-day weekend and the time surrounding it has been a tornado of sorts, but I'm back on schedule again!

Smiling at the Bored
Pen & Ink on Sketchpaper
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Monster Car Project (Thiel) - "It Came from Beyond the Junkyard!"
Pencil on Tracing Paper
11 x 14 inches
Dr. Google Assignment Thumbnails (Thiel) - "Computer Virus"
Pen & Ink and Marker on Sketch Paper
About 1 x 1 inches per thumbnail

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

More of the Monster Car!

Here's my tight sketch so far of the monster car project. It's subject to change still.

Monster Car Project (Thiel) - "It Came from Beyond the Junkyard!"
Pencil on Tracing Paper
11x14 inches
Useless (Drawn on the Street)
Pen & Ink on Sketch Paper
3.5x5.5 inches

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

School Update, Tuesday Edition

Leering
Pen and Ink on Sketch Paper
3.5 x 5.5

The African Queen Breakdown 1 - Pages 1-8
Colored Pencil and Pen & Ink on Sketch Paper
8.5 x 11 inches per page





Monday, August 31, 2009

Quotes of Wisdom Poured from her

Marker on Sketch Paper
3.5 x 5.5 inches

Friday, August 28, 2009

School Update - Friday Edition

Well, I showed my "Monster Car" thumbnails to Thiel, and he liked the first one on the page... It was my personal favorite as well. My next step is to do a tight-sketch with plenty of reference to make sure the car ends up looking like a car. I decided to do some rough digital color-composition possibilities first though.

Monster Car Project "It Came from Beyond the Junkyard!"
Pen & Ink and Marker on Sketch paper (digitally altered color thumbnails)
1 x .75 inches (per thumbnail)

Also, Pratt made us have to do a breakdown of a script from the African Queen.

The first half of this scan is the panel compositions/placements/breakdowns, which I do to create an easy flow amongst the pages. As you can see, I made several different versions of some pages, while I knew what I immediately wanted from a couple. Still, these aren't the final say on things. They are different from the final results. The page done in marker is a test-page, which I did to see how long it would take me to make a page.

(Left) The African Queen: Scene 2 breakdown, (right) The African Queen - Test page
Pen & Marker on printer paper
11 x 17 inches (8.5 x 11 inches seperated)

While he suggested angles that weren't straight on, I did a few for the reason of allowing certain calm moments or to clearly show body-language. I feel that a comic that is always dynamic in every frame doesn't allow for an emphasis of calm moments. On the flip side, if a comic is always showing straight-on perspective, it gets visually boring. If anyone reading has any suggestions, feel free to make them, These pages were done in roughly 10 minutes a piece at most, so I don't mind redoing a few.

The African Queen: Scene 2 draft (pages 1-8)
Orange Colored Pencil on Printer Paper
8.5 x 11 inches per page