Traditional And Digital Illustration
Ideas and Conceptualization
Fun to work with
Hi I’m CS I’m a Los Angeles based Character Designer And Illustrator. I’m best known for my critter designs and odd sense of proportion. My characters range from cute and cuddly to petter beware. Recently, I’ve found a new passion for VR Illustration and look forward to being a part of this new art movement of Virtual and Mixed Reality Artists.
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A- My mom told me that I drew my first airplane when I was 4. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been drawing everyday and challenging myself ever since then. I ended up getting into music when I was 12 and my art gears turned 180 when I wanted to become a touring lead guitarist in a all star line up of musicians that were in essence my best friends so I spent a good 25 years learning and playing the guitar.
So professionally I’ve been doing this for the better part of 10 years now.
A- Yes I do. I purchased my first tablet in 2005 and spent a fair share of my life off and on drawing in sketchbooks. But the past 10 years is when I started taking things a bit more seriously.
Both offer their own unique sets of challenges.
Working digitally affords a great sense of freedom like being able to work with extremely bold and rich colors then chose something completely different in a very nondestructive way.
However, if your house or apartment gets struck by lightning like my house has in the past and your computer is on, you can possibly lose months if not years easily and never see that work ever again.
Working with Markers and Brush Pens gives you the challenge of having to make very informed decisions before laying any line art or color down. This evolves your eye and hand coordination which in turn improves your muscle memory as an artist.
However, drawing something in pencil then realizing after an hour that you should have angled the head of your character 15 degrees results in you having to draw that entire head over again wasting a lot of time. In the computer world of character creation, you just have to lasso select the characters head and freely transform it to your liking and pick right back up where you left off.
A- I use Prismacolor and Copic brush markers.
A- There are a variety of pencils and pens that I use to get a piece of artwork started. For sketching I like to use Col-erase Prismacolor pencils mainly because of how easily the pencil can be erased which is what I do before inking and coloring my artwork. I tone the initial sketch with a kneaded eraser to avoid the pencil and the markers mixing together which only makes for a very less than pleasant color palette.
A- I use a 27″iMac as my main computer and it’s attached to a Cintiq 21UX drawing surface.
A- Well, just click on the portfolio section here of you can check out a variety od social networks that I frequent here.
If I’m sketching of creating an illustration I’m probably using a program called Sketchbook. It’s the most versatile and comfortable program there is that mimics traditional media.
If I’m making 3D stuff I’m probably using either ZBrush or Cinema 4D. Most of the character sculpts that I do are based in ZBrush but something that involves text will most likely be done in Cinema 4D.
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Digital Content Created In LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
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