Friday, September 16, 2011

sacred tower

                                                   the end of summer and the beginning of fall.



sketchbook drawings 2011
drawings added 9/21/11

42 comments:

Dylan Scher said...

awesome work jason. I really like what your doing with the rooftops

Sean Thurlow said...

Dang Jason there's so much to love in this one. Aside from those awesome roofs there's a great sense of motion with all the flowers and birds fluttering around. Nails the atmosphere. Awesomeness!

Anwar Bey-Taylor said...

Bomb. Loving that energy, that wind, that coming choas!

RAWLS said...

Fantastic!!

Angela Ma said...

It makes me get homesick.

Jonathan Ryder said...

Sick man, real sick! The composition and is awesome! Inspiring brotha!

Nick Wan said...

love the hand-painted roof textures man. lotta love in those shingles, mm-mmmm.

Jason Scheier said...

Thank you very much Dylan!! Sean! Binary Star Anwar!RAWLS!! Angela~@! JRizzlers!! and Nick!! I appreciate all the warm comments and feedback! :))

Sean Evans said...

awesome composition jason!!

samacleod said...

Beautiful. And by the way, those videos you posted are incredible! I love watching them, very inspiring. See ya around.

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

great use of the "camera" shot/angle..great illu.

Jason Scheier said...

Sean-Why thank you kind sir!!
Macleod! Youre awesome man! thanks for the nice comment! I love all of your work to my friend! See you soon!
Hey Tyler!~ THanks man!! ^)^)^)^

Ivan Aguirre said...

I know I've said this before on your blog, but this is seriously one of my favorite paintings youve done! you keep out doing your self man! Love the graphic bold mark makings! And I love the Idea and Concept!!

Ivan

Jason Scheier said...

Ivan!! youre way way too kind! thank you for always supporting and keeping me motivated to push the limits! it means so much for me to keep it going! I feel the same way about all the work your posting on your blog too! All the best man! -Jason

Simon Scales said...

Hey man....looking great! Keep em coming.

Elaine said...

jason i love the way you painted your trees!!! such a pretty piece :)

Jason Scheier said...

Thank you very much Simon!! :D

Hiiii Elaine~ Thank you so much! Hope your doing amazing!

Jparked said...

Its on mofo....sickies

Jason Scheier said...

ohhhhh shizzz! I better get back to painting!! :D

sebastian meyer said...

Nice updates, homeskillznit. Dig the ancient warrior dude. Hope all is well man.

Jason Scheier said...

Sebastian! Thanks man! We need to hang out soooooon! :)

Monica Grue said...

This is amazing, love it!

Paige Nicole Woodward said...

Love watching your process of sketching these designs out, brilliant technique sir *^______^* can't wait to see more.

Jason Scheier said...

Thank you Monica!! (x_____x)/|(-+-)/ Appreciate that Paigers! It's always suchhh a blast sketching with you!! Looking forward to CDA~____~

chibiaion said...

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Jason Scheier said...

Thank you Chibiaion! :D :D

Jocelyn Liang said...

I love asian pagodas/towers! This is such a cool painting. The textures on the roof shingles are really nice. And I like how the trees are strokes and lines. Plus there's red!!! *___*

Nick Gindraux said...

nice mood on this one jason.

Jason Scheier said...

thank you Jocelyn!! :D :D Nick! thanks you sick beast! :D

Sjan Weijers said...

fabulous sketches!

Jason Scheier said...

Thank you Sjan! :)

Howard Shum said...

Beautiful painting!

Jason Scheier said...

Thank you Howard! :))

Gigie said...

What goes into planning your landscape drawings- do you take from reality?

Are there any 'favorite' places you draw from?

Jason Scheier said...

hi gigie-all of these landscape drawings are done during sketch groups without any reference. just drawn purely from imagination. the painting however was inspired from a real place :)

Gigie said...

Ooh, if the environments are all from your mind, is there a certain thing that fuels them?

For example, emotions? Like a certain place drawn reflect an emotion to incite that emption when a character enters that space?
Or maybe build from an interesting object and repeat it as a motif throughout the drawing or painting?

(sorry, trying to learn and pick at your brain > 3< )

May I ask where?

Jason Scheier said...

Gigie-most of them are generated by my love and passion for geology and nature.. I begin to draw and from experiences I recall landforms, types of erosion, whether its from wind, water, or earthquakes. Volcanoes are an amazing example of dramatic affects on the landscape. When we can recall those experiences its easier to create a design language, and add a sense of narrative and storytelling. It is very helpful to love the subjects your designing.. Finding purpose can invigorate the viewer; truly make them feel they are sharing the space and mood with you :)

Gigie said...

Okay, that makes it a little easier for me to understand.
I can see how it's easier to create something unique from what you love, from experiences and how a person recreates it to satisfy a whimsy.

I suppose it's a little hard for me in that I don't have a huge interest in a lot of things, so some of my 'environments' are less than spectacular.
Love is also kind of hard to understand on my side... Mostly research is what helps me make some more interesting compositions, but a person can only do so much with empirical understanding and skill.

So experience too is a big addition into the creative process, at least the 'experience' covering a certain environment one is attached to.

May I ask another question, if you do not mind?
What about things you do not love? Subjects you are indifferent towards and you are forced to create it, say, for a game or movie...ect?
If you have no experience in the environment and don't care much for it, do you have a process of forcing yourself or learning how to 'love' it to make it easier to create. To have the composition still have that "wow" feeling while making it and finished with the product?

Or have you yet to come across this problem?

I apologize for all the questions, again > A <'''

Jason Scheier said...

Ok, now your pushing it :PP ahha just kidding!

That's a really great question, well working in an industry driven by so many different ideas; I have learned not to be obsessed with anything permanently or in particular. As an artist and a designer first and foremost; I care about the process. The process of researching, defining a language for my designs, and outputting the highest quality artwork possible! remember, you cannot be married to anything that you do.. at any time its subjected to change or be re-purposed. So remember to love what you do before anything. I hope that helps!

Gigie said...

It does some :3
I still have a hard time with rekindling my 'love' in art since recently it's felt like nothing more than work or stress than a stress relief.

I'll just have to find some other way or come to 're-understand' art so i don't feel like this.

Thanks for answering all my questions, and I look forward to seeing more of your work <3

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