Brian Edenfield
Available for freelance
Photoshop, 3DS Max 7, Maya 7, Flash, Torque Game Engine
Sketching, Illustration, Concept Design, Animation, 3D Modeling and Sculpture
Beeline Studios
Evil Twin/Doppelganger
Electronic Arts
A.S.K. Learning
Tektonic Studios
SCEA, Inc.
Spunky Productions
Pixel Technologies
Juggernaut Studios
Jellyman Productions
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Drink 'n Draw: SF

There was 5 of us last night. We "spiced" it up a little bit by passing various drawing implements around. Ball point, colored pencil, brush pen, etc. I liked the brush pen, but the one I was using was running dry.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sketch - SexBot 2150CE

Colored up the drink and draw sketch from last Monday. It's a Sex Bot working its corner in the Tenderloin district circa 2105 CE.

My studio mate suggested that women wouldn't like this image. My first thought was, "What do I care?". Sometimes he concerns himself too much with the possible reactions a piece of art might provoke. He's a fine artist but spent many years in the commercial illustration field. Maybe all those years working in the advertising industry forced him to think and create conservatively. So he approaches his gallery work rather conservatively as well, perhaps. I guess the more mainstream your subject matter, the more likely it is that the work will sell.

I don't typically approach personal work in that way. I've always just followed my own path and to heck with what people think of it. What does this image suggest about me? Is it misogynistic and sexist, or sexual objectification at its basest? Those that have come before have probably had the same questions posed about them.

My answer is simple. I love the female form and robotic imagery and am always looking for ways to combine the two. This is a design exercise for me and nothing more. I have created many sketches within this theme (some of which can be found in my blog archive).

Sometimes I want to convey a sexy playfulness:

Other times I try to create a disturbing juxtaposition of the two.

But it is always about finding an interesting balance of forms. Maybe I am objectifying women to some degree. I guess that's inherent in this kind of work. I've been known to draw male bots as well. The output is decidedly less explicit:

What can I say? Not a fan of drawing mechanical penises. But it's not beyond the realm of possibility. Click here to see a tweaked image of the Sex Bot. *warning - contains mechanical penis imagery - dun dun dun*

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sketch: Nekkid girls!

MMmm nekkid.

Also two cool things to report about some talented friends of mine. Willster McGee over at Willotoons has a new store on her spiffy new website. Check it out and buy something. :)

And another bud, Eric Joyner, has some crazy talented - emphasis on crazy - animators up in Portland animating his fantastic Toy Robot paintings. They are going to do them all!!

Check out a few here:

Monday, May 07, 2007

Drink and Draw: SF

No one came to the drink and draw, so I had dinner and drew by myself. :(

Obviously, this is a color version of the robot further down the page. Took longer than I wanted to. Oh well.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Marker Sketch: 25 minutes

Ballpoint pen sketch with marker shading and sharpie outline.

Getting back to a technique I did years ago before I switched to all digital sketches. I had forgotten how much I prefer rendering sketches this way. Even with a wacom, you lose the feel of drawing because of the loss of that subtle friction between the pen and paper.

A ballpoint pen doesn't react with the marker as well as colored pencils do, it seems.

New sketch:

Old sketches:
These were first drawn with a blue colored pencil. They react better with the markers.

Even though both the pencil and ballpoint pen smear with application of the marker, the pencil doesn't do it in a obvious way.