Friday, December 31, 2010

12.31.10 N.Morana

Been doing some Sandro studies. He's a cool dude, you guys should check out his blog. He also posts a bunch of high res MIlt Kahl stuff.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

12.28.10 N.Morana

trying some Mattesi studies.

Page a day compilations

Back in town now and I finally got around to scanning in everything I drew while I was away. Some Bridgman, Tangled and ratatouille studies.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Trying to work on hands. I'm taking off for the coast in a couple hours, so when I get back in a week I should have some cool sketches of coast stuff to post.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

disney studies

Some disney based sketches done in between painting and other homework.

this is a pose taken from a disney character that i threw some old sci fi gear on.

12.10.10 N.Morana

some semi successful background doodles.

Friday, December 10, 2010

12.09.10 N.Morana

some Derek Yaniger studies. Fun stuff.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010


a little sculpt I did for my character design class.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

layout doodle plus gouache test

May or may not expand on this one more.

I was seeing how gouache looked on this paper, then I saw some cool shapes. So I had some fun with them.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

11.28.10 N.Morana

Did some sketches at the annex after hanging down at school. The bottom one is based on yesterday's sketch, the others are just doodles.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

11.27.10 N.Morana

Here's a ruff painting based on the below sketch. Still playing around in corel, I think this one is a bit messy in places. I'll have to go back and work on it some more later.


Corel Painter tests

I just got Corel Painter 11 the other day. so I've been playing around a little; this being the first time I've ever used the program. I like it so far, there are a few brushes like the oil pastels and artist oils that I like, but a lot of the brushes seem kind of gimmicky. Any-who, heres the a couple quick paintings. the bottom one is only using a pastel brush, and the top only uses one artist oil brush.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

11.25.10 N.Morana

More Force drawing studies.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

11.24.10 N.Morana

Studies from my Force figure drawing book. My hands, feet and heads are the weakest, so I'm trying to get them to suck less.

Yesterdays character studies and today little doodle.

Color Studies

Some quick little tests for my illustration class. After one of these is picked I'll take it to a complete watercolor finish.

Arthairstory backgrounds

I was lead background and layout artist for the Art Institutes new 2d production "ArtHairstory." This is the establishing shot for the short. The ruffs were done by my friend Karlie and I, the final clean-up was done by Karlie, the tonal study and final colors were done by me. All the line work and ruffs were sketched out on paper, then painted in photoshop.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Children's book layouts

Two lighting studies for my children's Illustration class. I'll be taking the second one to a full finish soon.

11.22.10 N.Morana

Trying to try a different mark making in my figure drawing.