Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Grudge of the Dinos

Ralph and I decided to do our own endings, so I'll show you the real ending first. (Read from TOP to BOTTOM)

The tenacity and love of vengeance that is common amongst all raptors is actually found in their DNA. Even though ogres had become the dominant race in the near future, one clever human outcast, Simon, found a way to bring back more than just our three heroes. When the greedy Ogre government thugs killed Simon over his dino research, the Ogre/Raptor blood feud was re-ignited and the underground raptor forces united to overthrow the now overpowering and corrupt ogre state. The raptors proved to be noteworthy survivors and had thousands of generations of raptor descendants. The lessons learned from the evil ogres were passed on to each generation, never to be forgotten. On the day that Ogg's cryogenic pod returned to the earth, the raptors did not know what to expect. It wasn't until the door opened and Ogg was seen by all, that they knew what had to be done. And so, this saga comes to a close, but the world of the raptors lives on; Free from the tyranny of the Ogre clans.

Never cross raptors.
They are tenacious dinos.
Seeking blood payment.

For ten thousand years,
They waited for their revenge.
...for when Ogg returns.

Underground they train,
Overthrow the government,
and for years, they thrive,

Teaching their children
about the evil ogres
and tales of justice.

Today is the day.
Ogg has returned to the earth.
Vengeance is complete.
(revenge is so sweet.)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Working to end it

I'm working on a multi-page response that should bring this series to a close. I should have everything done by Friday or Saturday.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meet Rok

The inevitable power from within (his stomach) has given one unwitting raptor both super strength and a name. Meet Rok.

Against great peril,
mysterious power
begets, Raptor Rok.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Raptor Friends, ASSEMBLE!

Jolted by electricity, imbued with rock and empowered by lasers, Ralphstapha Mond has created, THE RAPTOR FRIENDS!

Rocks, Lasers, Super Reptiles,
Raptors, ASSEMBLE!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Life Drawing

These are a few drawings from today's life drawing class. Don't mind his left hand, that was intentional.

I should probably get a better scanner. It only works on my old computer, the colors never scan correctly and it takes 2 minutes per image. But it's extremely small and that's the only reason I still use it.

Raptor's Rock!

The resilience of the raptor has once again been underestimated. Just to prove that raptors rock, your ogre was subdued by the Raptor's rock.

Not all were buried
in the tomb of rock and earth.
The Raptor's rock hurts.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sexy Dinos?

Ralph will probably be too busy today to respond to my counter attack, so today's drawing is a bit of an aside from the normal story. I'll be heading down to Comic Book Sunday today and hanging out. I'll resume the story on Monday, if Ralph is able to draw his way out of the dire situation that's his ogre is in.

Dinos are crafty.
Hiding in my birthday cake.
This is NOT sexy.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Don't look where you're going!

Ogg had temporarily escaped from the Raptor on the street, but he forgot entirely about the two who were clinging to the tree. With their trap already set, it was a simple matter of waiting. After taking two blows to the head and surviving the shock-wave of a concentrated oxygen explosion, Ogg is left in a very disoriented state.

Ogg slides down the hill,
into a raptor-made trap.
Yum! It's time to eat!
finished: 12:35AM

Making days last longer

I think I've forgotten how to sleep.
I think I'll draw instead.

Haiku-compliant post:

Something is missing.
I've forgotten how to sleep.
It must be my mind.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Michael Bay would be proud

You're not the only one who can use explosions, Ralphuoso. If you're taking it up a notch, then I'll raise the extreme!

Over-productive day

I spent the last 23 hours drawing and 3D modeling. I was going to wait for Ralph to post his response to my latest attack, but I need to wake up in 5 hours.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


If you didn't read the last post, then I'll remind you, Raptors are clever. The theme songs from McGuiver and A-Team were playing in my head while I drew this. Ralphalonius thought that there was no escape for my raptors. Well now he's eating his words and his ogre is eating flying raptor jump kicks.

Raptors are Clever

Such a fool playing right into the claws of his foes. Who could have expected this? Raptors in disguise? "Insidious, evil, deplorable" you say. I say, "You're welcome." That ogre cannot hope to outwit the raptors.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Raptor Counter Attack

Raptors are pack hunters, Ralphio. It looks like your ogre isn't in a position to win. You'll need a few more arms and a few more...bars to subdue all of them.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Raptor Versus Ogre: Who will win?

Just when you thought I was done drawing raptors, BAM! There's a raptor! And he is chomping down on Mirando's ogre. What's he going to do next? Only Raalph knows.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lagging a bit

I didn't draw anything for the blog on the weekend. I was learning ZBrush from a tutorial DVD and finishing some storyboards for class (not worth posting), but once I get some tangible results from the ZBrush work, I'll post it up. But that will have to wait, I need to model out the succubus on the right before Friday. She's not wearing much because her clothes will be added after the rigging is complete.

I went to life drawing today and learned a bit more about shadow shapes. Looks like I need to learn some more. I did discover that there is a gesture class on Wednesday morning, so I might hit that up depending on how far along I am in modeling.

Friday, April 9, 2010

More Raptors

I decided to continue drawing raptors for the remainder of the week. This was a simple study of the bones. For the next one, I'll draw my best guess for how the muscles will fit into place. The scan is a little crappy because I left my book in the car and it warped in the middle.

Today, I stopped by Stuart Ng Books in Torrance and picked up a some sketchbooks from Chris Sanders and Adam Hughes. I'll definitely stop by there again. Ralph bought me some food at King's Hawaiian restaurant, thanks Ralph, and Eric helped me fix some things at my grandma's place, thanks Eric.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Velociraptor Study

I'm going to try and post a drawing a day. A few of my friends have promised to do the same, so I have more motivation to stick with it and not get behind. Today, I have a study of a velociraptor.

Legend of the Spirit Warrior Concept

This is a quick concept drawing of a cave entrance for a game that I'm working on called, The Legend of the Spirit Fighter.