Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Master Splinter


Hey there everyone! I did this for planet pulp. This month's theme is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Have to love the turtles, but I wanted to do a piece devoted to Splinter. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

CTN Animation Expo


Hey everyone! The animation expo was amazing. I was able to rub shoulders with some of my heroes in the animation world and get some really good advice on how I ought to proceed from where I'm at to get to where I want to be and what I want to be doing.

I was able to speak with representatives from Laika, Disney, Sony, Blue Sky, Dreamworks, Riot Games, and a few others and got some very specific and consistent feedback. The consistency of the feedback I received was astounding to me. Almost every person I talked to said the exact same things to me. 

Overall, people seemed impressed with my skills as a draftsman and character designer. The critiques I received were to include more rough sketches and looser drawings in my portfolio and to demonstrate a wider range of styles. 

At BYU-Idaho where I'm currently studying, the entire illustration department is focused on developing portfolios to find work in publishing. I went to CTNX with what I thought was a fairly good portfolio with nice, clean, polished illustrations and drawings in a consistent style. It was a little bit of a shock to me to find out that that isn't what people want when they're looking for character designers.

Anyway, if anyone has any questions about my experience, just drop me a line and I'll get back to you. Here's a look at some of the swag I got while I was there:



I didn't have the money to buy this, but I really wish I did. It's one of Brittney Lee's fantastically gorgeous cut paper pieces that she was selling at her booth for $150. My gut was screaming at me when I passed it up:

Friday, November 16, 2012

CTNX!

Hey everyone!

I'm writing this from the Marriott hotel in Burbank, CA while I wait for the CTN animation expo to start! WOOHOO!

I've been looking forward to this for so long, it's crazy that it's here now. Now for three full days of hocking my portfolio around to anyone and everyone who will look at it.

Tomorrow I have two interviews with recruiters, so wish me luck! I'm going to try to keep things updated every night so check back!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Moby Dick


Hey everybody! I did this little piece thinking of the story of Moby Dick. I've always associated the relationship between Captain Ahab and Moby Dick as more of a romance than anything and so I did a painting with Moby Dick as a girl rather than a whale. Hope that makes sense.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Aurech Redesign

Hi everyone!
Things have been CRAZY busy lately, but today I finally got the chance to sit and do some doodling for Monomyth. I don't know how many of you remember Aurech, the frost giant character from the Monomyth graphic novel a friend and I are working on, but I decided to redesign his head.

I recently designed the main villain for the project and found that the overall shape I had for Aurech's head worked better on the villain. Anyway, here's what I came up with:



I started trying to make him look more bestial, but found that the more monstery I made him, the more his design drifted away from his personality. Finally I decided to kind of model him after a cat. I think this design fits his personality much better and makes him feel more sympathetic. What do you think?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Action Poses

Hey there, everyone! Here's an action pose sheet for Prometheus. Hope you like it

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kickstarter Stuffs!

Hey everybody! I've been asked to participate in this super awesome kickstarter campaign to publish a graphic novel featuring the stories from a show called "Thrilling Adventure Hour". I was a little surprised at all the talent that's going into this thing and I'm genuinely excited about it. I'll be illustrating one of the stories in the book alongside some other great artists. Check it out and get a copy!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tah/thrilling-adventure-hour-the-graphic-novel-and-bey

It's going to be fantastic

Sunday, October 7, 2012

princess




Hi there! Here are some color comps for my next painting... I'm not sure which one to go with so any suggestions would be fantastic.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

MONOMYTH STUFFS

Hey there! I've redesigned Prometheus. The other design wasn't really doing it for me so here's what I've come up with instead. I'm liking this a lot better and I hope you all like it as well.

 Here's another character from our project. He still needs some spiffing up in the costume department, but here he is so far.

Here's another character I'm working on. Her full color illustration will be coming shortly. Hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Okay, so here's the finished version of paul bunyan I posted yesterday. I ran out of time so I haven't placed any environment in there and it's still missing babe, but I hope you like it

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Work in Progress

Hey everybody! Here's s project I'm working on... I had originally planned on painting paul bunyan and babe both traveling through the woods, but I'm running out of time so I decided to crop it down to just paul. I need to have this done and printed tomorrow so any feedback you might be able to provide would be fantastic. Thanks a million!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mr. Sapien

So after the Hellboy I did a couple days ago I really wanted to do Abe. I'm not sure exactly how much I like it, but here it is. Let me know what you think

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hellboy

I love Hellboy! I recently started reading Hellboy from the beginning and fell in love with him all over again. Had to do some fan art

Saturday, September 8, 2012

some stuffs





Hey there everyone!

Here are a few line drawings I've done in illustrator for the job I'm working on right now. I hope you like them

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hey everybody! It's official. I submitted my application for the Legend of Korra job tonight. Wish me luck!

Also, I finally published an official website. It's not super impressive right now, but it's up nonetheless. If you'd like to check it out the url is http://randybishopart.com

Thanks for being awesome!

Mako

Hey fellas! Here's another piece of fan art for my portfolio. I'm going to be submitting soon, so wish me luck!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

superman




Hi everybody! Did this sketch at drawing night last night and decided to put some color on it. Hope you happen to enjoy it.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Spidey and Lizard


Hello there! I've been wanting to do a piece of fan art ever since I saw the Amazing Spider-Man. Loved that movie. Anyway, hope you like it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

more spaceman randy

Hi there! I decided to do some more spaceman poses. Hope you like them

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Spaceman Randy

Hey there! I decided to do a little self portraiture. I would love to be a spaceman. 'nuff said

Friday, August 17, 2012

fun

Just having a little more fun with sketching some creatures. Hope you like it.

Super Sketch Dump

Hi! So here are all of the super powered individual sketches I've done over the past little while compiled into one image.

black panther

Another super hero redesign sketch. Hope you like it

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mako

Just a head drawing of Mako from the Legend of Korra. Awesome show, as I said before.