Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Tree Devil update, finished project and process book pages

Hey guys, this is my Imaginatomy project for Rey Bustos' class. It was a fun class in which i learned much about bone structure and anatomy. We looked at how nature designs animals giving them form as a result of their habits. I tried to design based on what this cat's lifestyle is. I uploaded my process book and you can see the final diorama that i built based on this giant cat's habitat. 
I will have better pictures of the final later.

- alex chen


























Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Luke the space trucker



This is a character for a class project that we base on the story Jim Button (jim knopf) and Luke the Engine driver.  

This is essentially my thought process for the aesthetic of the story.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Zombutant says Happy Belated Halloween

I meant to put this up for Halloween but between midterms and zombie attacks it got pretty hectic (almost blew the head off a zombie but i realized it was just a sleepy Art Center student) . I'll probably dump a huge post of my work after term. Good Luck survivors!

PS next year EVERYONE should hit up the Code Red Airsoft Zombie game. BB Airsoft Pistols, Shotguns, and foam melee weapons only. It is pretty much Left 4 dead. it was quite awesome

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

How to Charm a Coat Pocket....literally

This was a fun assignment for Creative ID at artcenter in which you create a how to. How to Charm a Coat Pocket is inspired by smooth crime caper movies such as Oceans 11 showing a higher class criminal. This assignment started off absurd and then quickly became retarded. fun though

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Frankenstein Concept and Revised after crit

This is a resolved concept from one of the greyscales in the previous post. A Frankenstein style cyborg.

Scifi Creature Greyscales

These are some greyscales for the Scifi Genre of creature design, its Cyborgs, Aliens, and Mutants.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Environment Studies.



These are some environments i did for my class at CDA taught by James Paick. I just did concepts based a story i was working on with Devin trying to flesh out our world.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Resolved Creature Photo Collage


This is a new process that i'm practicing in Creature Design Class. I start with a photo of a person and drop photo textures and use liquefy and warp to change proportions.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pumpkinhead inspired Creature Design



This is a design inspired by Pumpkinhead. i basically took the idea of front-heavy knuckle walking primates and tweaked the proportion giving it a more spider-like read. I gave it an alien head inspired by sea life and little nasty arms to push the sickly scary vibe.
I will update with a fully resolved version later.

Weremolerat creature concept



Hey guys,
this is my weremolerat concept for Creature Design class. Although the main influence is a molerat, I incorporated more aggressive hyena elements making it more top heavy with a hunch and a hump. cuz face it, molerats aren't very aggressive, more sickly with baggy skin. The Hyena element also let me add some mangy fur which also reads as residual human hair after the transformation. I had tons of fun with the sickly aspect of the molerat. Jared Marantz pointed out that wrinkling occurs where there is the most movement. Everybody loves cataracts!

peace out folks!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Resolved Character Creature

Following an awesome critique from Jerad Marantz i had to fix this guy up make him look more...live action, somethings about his nose were getting too stylized and was losing all the good textures from my photos when i painted over them, also the arms and legs were a bit muddy so i cleaned them up a bit, Cheers folks enjoy!



Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010