Please watch the new Death Cab video, this is so insanely well done, take a minute to check it out.

Grapevine Fires


New posts

I have some new posts over at my blog, http://jimjanek.blogspot.com/ .

Jimmy & the Uncharted Sea


The Desert Priest (Before the Storm)

This is a new character concept for my own narrative. He is this prophet figure who roams the deserts and ruins. He is a magical/ psychic character - a psycho-kinetisist. He is a very powerful being - even the weather is effected by his mood. His anger in this piece is reflected in the clouds - pinks and purples - warning clouds for tornadoes and fierce storms to come...

-David Kegg


Icons of the Post-Apocalypse

Finally posting on this awesome Cia blog... This is a piece I did end of last semester. Inspired by eastern orthodox icon paintings this is St. Eleazar a character I've been developing for a sci-fi/ fantasy world I have created. St. Eleazar is Head Chaplin of the Tongues of Fire – a holy order of warrior-priests able to speak in ancient and divine languages, Brother in the House of Ahoh. The name and his character are inspired by a mighty warrior names Eleazar who fought for King David in 2 Samuel 23 - a very cool story! The latin phrase on the sword means 'If his legs fail him, he fights on his knees.'

Tempera-resist and colored pencil and bleach on heavy blue paper

-David Kegg


A great blog for illustrators

I was talking with Laz and Krystel today about John K's blog, which I think everyone should check out if they get the time.  He is a legendary animator and has tons of stuff to talk about in his blog.  Today he talks about imitating other people's drawings, when you should probably imitate the actual sources!  He rips on the Lion King's design, so it's likely to get a rise out of a lot of you.  Read the comments too, lots of professional animators get involved in the discussions and can teach everyone a thing or two about the business and what "Cal Arts" style is.  Very interesting stuff, please check it out.



I'll post shtuff

Okay here's something from my sketchbook realy quick. I think what we need to do in this blog is to have some sort of fun Art Challenge of the week as an extra activity.

It doesn't need to be serious or time consuming, just something to keeping our creativity flowing.

So Here it Is:

Art Challenge Number One:

Stripper name challenge, Take the name of your first pet (if you didn't have a pet then just make it up) and the name of the first street you lived on, and supposively thats your stripper name.. i.e. mine would be Dr. Meow-Shade.

Well with it create what this stripper (male or female) Might look like (they don't have to be sexy they can look quite scary if you'd like) With whatever art tool you would like to use.

Hop to it!