Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Hey guys, the wonderful thing about being slammed with tons of work is that I have tons to share with all of you. Part of my assignments at the animation collaborative is to try and mimic master painters' work. Here are a couple of master copies I have done , as well as some color tests experimenting with overcast lighting. Enjoy!
Spirited Away Layout paintover
Nathan Fowkes Master Copy
Spirited Away Layout paintover
Zhaoming Wu master Copy
Where the Wild Things are Character Redesign
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Sunday, October 20, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Hey guys! As you may know I am studying with Dice Tsutsumi and a bunch of other really talented artists at the Animation Collaborative. These are 2 of my assignments where we were given layout sketches done by Studio Ghibli and asked to paint them with our own lighting. One is an overcast exercise and the other is a bit of a free for all. Enjoy!
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Monday, September 30, 2013
Hey guys! Here's a sketch I completed this evening, head on over to my tumblr to check out a video recording of this sketch coming to life!
Also, As I mentioned before I may soon be phasing out this blog and switching to tumblr. So please follow and send me a link to your tumblr so I can follow you too!
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Also I may soon be shifting to Tumblr as my primary blog.. please follow @ www.isaacorloff.tumblr.com if you want to stay up to date! Thanks!
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Monday, August 26, 2013
Hey Guys! Here is a sketch I did of a band of pirates! I has a lot of fun with this one, as you may notice I am sticking to the black and white theme for now as part of a little book project I have going on. I hope you enjoy it, and I also have some fun news.....
Starting in September I will be teaching a Character Design workshop at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco! Im really excited to get to work with students to help them produce awesome work of all kinds! Stay tuned for the details.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
One thing that I have found to be particularly inspiring in california is the vegetation. I am constantly surrounded by trees that are full of gnarled twisted shapes and bizarre formations, the likes of which I have never seen before. As opposed to vegetation on the the east coast, where the roots of plants are always hidden, it seems there is little definition between gnarly roots and the fantastic trunks of some of these trees..and that is the inspiration for this drawing. Enjoy!
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Friday, August 2, 2013
Heres a fun little sketch I completed this evening..it was inspired by a photo I saw on Instagram of an old car.
As I mentioned previously, I have recently relocated across the country. In addition to needing a change of pace and some new surroundings, the move has also enabled me to clear my artistic palette and start again from scratch. I find that in this modern age of technology we spend so much time browsing the internet...tumblr..Instagram...blogger etc, we are constantly absorbing a massive amount of visual material subconsciously. Part of my relocation has also been electing to completely abstain from viewing blogs and websites of fellow artists. Not because I am not interested in what other people are doing, but because I need to remember who I am as an artist. I started to feel like I was putting too much of what I saw from everyone else into my own work and I was losing what makes me original. So it has been about 6 months since I've looked at any art material online other than my own and I finally feel like I am at a point where the work that I am creating is truly my own. I am currently working to revamp my entire body of work, and will hopefully have lots to share as I continue to hit the reset button. I'd encourage everyone to do the same thing once in a while, it feels great. :)
More to come soon!
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Friday, July 26, 2013
Hello blog world! I hope some of you still check my blog, I have been away from the blog world for a very long time but rest assured I am returning! As some of you may know, over the last few months I have been carrying out some very exciting changes. I am now living in the Bay area in California, and am also currently working on redesigning an entire new website and body of work. Stay tuned for more artwork, studio shots, and some very exciting news! Im also now posting work on tumblr and twitter, please follow @isaacorloff !
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