Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Penaranda / Snakebite collaboration

The semester break provides an opportunity to present some archival work on the Academy's blog. Here's something that I'm happy to feature. This is a collaborative effort on the part of Byron Penaranda and Snakebite.

Both were enrolled as students at the time this artwork was created. Byron was an advanced student taking the Visual Development class. Snakebite was in the Concept Storysketch class. Byron's assignment was to come up with a composition that had a distinct light source and play that light source off of his compositional elements to help describe form. Snakebite, on his own initiative and with permission from Byron, took the drawing and rendered it in digital color using Photoshop. The result is what you see below. You can click on the image for a better view.

Both Byron and Snakebite are remarkable talents. Shortly after this, Byron went to Germany for a few months on a professional assignment. Snakebite went on to leave his mark on the comic book industry with his outstanding work on "The Red Star" series. He also became our Photoshop instructor and trained many artists through our program. Both Snakebite and Byron are doing well and continue to astound the public with their work.

You can see more of Snakebite's color work by visiting http://artbysnakebite.com

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