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, July 31, 2007

Drink and Draw SF: Designated Driver

Man, this one just didn't go smoothly. I couldn't get anywhere last night with it and tonight was not any easier.

Anyway, I'm going to come back to this one.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Oscar Cat: The Grim Reaper

Hat tip to Metafilter

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Drink and Draw SF: Flash Dance.

Technically this isn't a DnD submission because we didn't do DnD this week. Everybody was too busy. But I figured I would keep the stories going this week. I didn't have a story ready to go, so I sketched little thumbnails until something came up. Giving myself only a few hours to conceive and draw the story doesn't give me a lot of time to work out something compelling. I'm a slow draftsman, so if something pops on the page, I go for it immediately without working it through.

So this week's story is a rather odd take on the whole "Flash Mob" thing.

*UPDATE* Wow! Why didn't somebody tell me I gave the fat guy an apple bottom? I knew there was something weird about *that* panel, but I couldn't figure it out.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Caricature: Flight of the Conchords

One of my favorite shows on HBO right now is Flight of the Conchords.

Two Kiwi songsters from NZ trying to make it in the Big Apple. Really clever and the funky folksy hip hop ballads they sing in the show have me rollin' every time.

Here's Brett and Jermaine:

Bret's difficult to caricature, but Jermaine has great facial features for it.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Drink and Draw SF: Halo Fan Fiction.

I have lapsed a full work week in getting this out. Monday night's DnD was sucktacular. These obnoxious fucques were bothering us all night. We all took off early, having been drained by their incessant noise and inane questions. Anyway, I had this story ready to go and was at least able to get it thumbnailed in the short time we were there. It's taken me nights to finally get it done.

About the story, I've become a Halo fanboy. I never played the games until recently. I played the Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer demo when it came out for the PC. Played it a lot, actually. Around the same time I got really into Battlefield 1942 and my Halo time vanished. Still, in anticipation of the 360 coming out, I bought Halo 1 and 2 to play through the campaigns. And they sat on my shelf while other games occupied my free time.

The thing that really got me interested was the Halo 3 trailer. I got such a charge out of that, I wanted to know everything about the Master Chief and the universe he lives in. Being a huge dork I've decided to read - and play - the books and games in chronological order to get the full story. Pathetic, I know, but whatever. :) First up was "The Fall of Reach". Now, I'm playing Halo: Combat Evolved. While I'm playing that, I'm also reading "The Flood" which is basically H:CE in serialized form.

Next up will be "First Strike" and then Halo 2. I've heard the campaign for Halo 2 is a little light in story. From what I've read, they made up for it with a kick ass multiplayer. Never played it and probably won't get the chance. But the Halo 3 multiplayer looks positively life stealing. And I'm sure I will be fodder for the Halo multiplayer godz out there when I do jump in.

The Fall of Reach was a good starting point. It gave me the back story on Master Chief's indoctrination into the Spartan Program and his eventual growth into his leadership role. You also learn of Cortana and Captain Keyes, who figure prominently in the game(s). This is a rich universe the characters live in. Politics, intrigue, Religious Zealotry, etc. all make for compelling reading, though the writing itself isn't that complex or deep.

I'm not knocking Eric Nyland's writing. Hell, the guy threw it together in no time. But sometimes it's obvious nobody bothered to research the military aspects. For example, NCOs (non-comissioned officers) are called sir throughout the book. The only time an NCO would be called sir is by a young Marine fresh out of boot camp. Otherwise, it never happens. Another particular slip was when a Lieutenant JG answered to a Chief Petty Officer and called him "sir". Yeah, never happens either. But I'm just being pedantic. Overall, I liked the book and finished it pretty quickly.

So the assignment for my DnD was to write a very short side story about the Master Chief's military life when not fighting the Covenant. Playful, and not so, antagonism exists between Navy personnel and Marines. Always has, probably always will. Reading the book got me thinking about this relationship. From my time in the Marines, I have first hand knowledge of the interplay of the two branches, which both technically fall under the Department of the Navy. We called Navy personnel "squids" and they (and everybody else) called us "jarheads". Everything seemingly difficult to grasp was called "Marine proof" alluding to it's actual simplicity of operation. I'm rambling.

Anyway, I wanted to convey this interplay in my story. I broke my "rule" again to tell this one in 2 pages of 6 panels each. The elite Marines in this universe are called "Helljumpers". They do some ridiculous thing like Sub-Orbital Low Opening jumps or something. Hence the nickname Helljumpers. They're the toughest the earth had to offer. That is until the Spartans came along. I like to think the Helljumpers have a grudging respect for the Spartans. They may have even built friendships with Spartans. That's the premise of my story.

This takes place some time early in the war between Earth and the Covenant. The situation has not turned desperate for Earth Forces. Four Marine Helljumpers are heading to the galley (chow hall):

It goes with saying that Halo is Copyright Microsoft/Bungie.

Click for larger image.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I luv the internets.

Not two days after I saw a story on this Cerne Abbas guy:

Some brilliant mother effer takes the funny and makes it teh awesome:

Monday, July 16, 2007

Kissinger gettin' it on with MEILF


This is the most sexually explicit political cartoon I think I've ever seen.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Caricature: Marco, husband of J.Lo

There's a thread going on over at Drawing Board. The subject is J.Lo's significant other. Below is my version. You can click the image to see the other excellent submissions.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Drink and Draw: San Francisco

Latest story. Just a little evil.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Drink and Draw: San Francisco

I'm using the 3 hours we spend at Drink and Draw to better my storytelling. I try to think up a story and sketch it out in that timeframe. I haven't yet finished a story in that time.

The stories that follow are for the DnDs from June 25, 2007 and July 2, 2007. I hope to keep this up indefinitely, but that's a very difficult prospect for me. I will probably want to go back to drawing robots or something soon.

I want to keep them to a 1 page 6 panel layout.

June 25th: I sketched this out roughly, but only finished pg 1 that night.

July 2nd: This one took me a whole hour just to think of the situation.:)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

I was talking about Usher last week...

for some reason and the person I was talking to had no idea who he was, aside from the fact that he was a celebrity of some sort. I mentioned his prominent facial feature being his forehead - referring to it as a threehead.

Anyway, I got a wild hair to do a caricature of Usher Raymond. Want to see it? Here it is: