Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Huge Art Dump!

Hey Blogger world! The following is a ton of work that I have been working on over the past few months. Most of it is for my class I took at the animation collaborative where I was color scripting my own version of "Where the Wild Things Are". I still have a couple more panels to revisit so I wont post  those here yet but there will be more on the way. This blog is no longer my primary focus but I will update it occasionally with large batches of new work. If you want to stay up with the most current events, please head on over to tumblr @ Http://

I am also starting a drawing a day project on Instagram, if you are interested on keeping tabs on those sketches ( like the dragon below) then you can follow me at "isaacorloff" on both instagram and twitter. Hope you are all having an outstanding 2014 and thanks again for being awesome followers! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Where the Wild Things Are

Here's a couple of value boards for my where the wild things are project for animation collaborative

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Animation Collaborative work

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

Still Life

Zhaoming Wu master Copy

Where the Wild Things are Character Redesign

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Doing a lot of drawing lately..

CTN is around the corner! Gotta stop watching TV and make sure I am ready! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Animation Collaborative Work

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! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Screen Captured Sketching

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! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Environment Sketch

Another Black and white sketch from this past evening, getting my black and white fix in now because starting in october I will be taking a color and light class taught by Dice Tsutsumi at the Animation Collaborative. Cant wait for it to begin!

Also I may soon be shifting to Tumblr as my primary blog.. please follow @ if you want to stay up to date! Thanks!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pirate Sketch..and a Fun Announcement!

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. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

California Trees

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!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Evening Delivery...and a few words on creativity

Heres a fun little sketch I completed this 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!