Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Developing a New Story!! Part 3!! Working the Script!

Animal Love (Chibi style Tomich the frog, Sallies the Cat) and The Light Wolf - By: Christopher Taylor
Some Random Sketching (and my hatred towards my not working xbox) - By: Christopher Taylor
In the heat of the first Battle ( Kyle and Persephone) - By: Christopher Taylor
Cute little Persphone - By: Christopher Taylor
Kyle- The Protagonist - By: Christopher Taylor

So, round 3 update!

The script for the first chapter is halfway finished, and now I've been playing with illustrating the characters in different poses. The relationship between Kyle and Persephone I haven't decided on yet, tho I'm sure that with time it will come to me. Anyways, enjoy some more work on the story and some random sketchings!

Keep you updated!


So, die dritter Runde!

Die Document fur die ester kapital ist halb fertig, und jetzt mache ich Skizze mit die Charakteren im viel poses. Die Verwandtschaft zwischen Kyle und Persphone habe ich nicht ein Entscheidung gemacht, aber mit zeit, ich weiss das werde zu mir kommen. Naja, ich hoffe meine Skizze gefallst dir!

Bis Dann!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Developing a New Story Part 2!! More Designs

So, more development in the story to come. Here are three of the characters from the face portraits together. They all will be shown in the beginning together. Some minor changes from the previous stages are shown here but now you can see how these three really stand next to each other. Also NAMES! From left to right we have, Gary, Clarie and Persephone and....For the girl you'll have to wait on some more development sketches!

Ahh, now we come to my weakness, landscape and BG development. I've gone and taken reference from various houses and landscapes hit by F4's and F3's. What does that mean? Its a vital part of this story to be. You'll also see here that some vehicals were concepted, and there's alot of important lingo for me here too.And here...this is the Main Character, Kyle with what is a F4 behind do you get what I'm trying to do here?

This story is set to be a Manga-esk style Sci-fi Fantasy about this man's battle....againsts Mother Natures strongest force.

Look out everyone, because the script is IN DEVELOPMENT NOW!! Wish me luck on a interesting tale of Man vs. Nature!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Developing A new story! (One I've been waiting on)

This is the initial concept page. After discussing it with one of my friends, a good German writer and story teller, I created concepts for a small pair that will initiate the story. You can see that I have idea of the body types for both characters thought out, and now I’m playing with the look of the two. During concept of the story, I had told my friend that if I create a realistic story feel, I wanted a male lead, and with the cartoonish I wanted a female lead. So he had suggested a Male backup for the female role. UPON FURTHER THINKING OF THE STORY AND CONCEPT, I decided that Cartoonish was not the right path for the story’s world, and changed to a more realistic feel for the characters and world. I mentioned earlier that depending on the style of the world, the Main character would be either male or female, and that stayed true. The Main Character is now a male and the female is a secondary MC in the story with ties to him. Here I began working on how the faces would look by borrowing feature from other characters that I could imagine playing the same roles in my story. What comes from this is seeing what I like and don’t like, so that I can move onto rough-ing out what will become the first draft of the first appearing characters in the story.This is the first body shot of the Main Character. This was created in order to confirm my drawings with my ideas. Being able to see the figure in your head running, moving, and whatever else you imagine helps out so much. You can see that he has some similar elements to the first conepted girl from above. You can also see that I shortened the girls pony tails. I didn’t like the long lenght and thought shorter would suit her character more.

The first Face portraits without reference. This takes all the elements I liked about the previous designs and really shows me what I can and cannot do with the character. From here these faces will be used to reference for the final designs. Also, the character can be given names now. I’ve developed them to a point where I can put them into a scene and can see them react to it without influence from my own personal life.

You’ll also see that two more characters have appeared. Maybe all will have strong roles in the story to come.

There is also a small Height Comparison. Just to give me a idea of how each person stands next to each other, and also shows me when beginning a character that starts next to another, where their heads will begin. You’ll see all four have circles drawn where their heads are.

Finalized Character Head Sketches! Get used to this because this is the appearance of the four character in the story, and how most other characters style will be. Now that the face are final, I can begin thinking about how other people will look, the world, and most importantly, what kind of clothes will these characters have! Exactly what is shown here. These three now have their body types and clothing drawn out for the first chapter of the story! Of course I will draw them again when props have been decided, but for now I can take these characters and fully diverse them into the world within my head without any roadblocks!

This is my design process that takes from a week to maybe months depending on the characters and style. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Pen Sketches.....Pen DRAWINGS!

Illumina - Cy: Christopher Taylor
Some Random Faces and ideas - By: Christopher Taylor
A new Wave -By: Christopher Taylor
Flower Girl - By: Christopher Taylor
It came from above - By: Christopher Taylor

Various drawings I did while out of the house this weekend, with inking pens, to try and focus on line weight. To update you all, no I didn't get that job I was nervous about, however I did get alot of help on my resume/CV skill which I hope will help in catching interest in another job. Till then its just more freelance until something bites.

Till next time!


Christopher R. Taylor - Illustration and Comics


Web Galleries: Portfolio Site

Deviantart Gallery

SKETCHFro! Blog and Illustrations


The Art Institute of Philadelphia/ The Art Institute of Phoenix July 2002 - September 2005

Major: Media Arts & Animation Degree: Bachelor of Arts for Media Arts & Animation

Graduated with Honors

Professional Qualifications:

Computer Skills: Flash (Good), Photoshop (Very Good), Premiere (Good), After Effects (Good), 3D Studio Max (Good), Maya (Good), Microsoft Office (Good)

Customer Service Skills: Good audible voice along with clear and proper grammar pronunciation, friendly, inviting, able to handle various situations as well as stressful encounters with customers.

Freelance Project History:



Pierre-Yves Lapointe Brisson- Pixel Characters for Browser Game

Description: Created villain and hero characters for a browser game. Designed characters on paper, then re-created pixel characters in Photoshop. Pixel sheets were created there and then animated by using FLASH.

Steven First- Texture Edits for Model

Description: Client had created textures for models that needed fixing. Readjusted texture and designs to fit the models. Editing was done in Photoshop.

Windmill Games- Sven- Concept Art for Online MMORPG

Description: Designed characters, starting clothing, Mafia clothing, villains and main city for studios use to develop 3D models of the concepts. Sketched characters, penciled, inked and then colored in photoshop.


Gameforge Studios GmbH- Internet Advertisement Banners

Position: Designer

Description: Created a set of 7 web banners for one of the studio’s popular game series using stock imagery and FLASH to help arrange and design.


Illustration and Design:


DORMWORLD – Storyboards for short animation

Description: Created 8 page, 4 panel storyboards for use for a short animation. Drew pages and then scanned into Photoshop for final edits and text matching.


Mark Krasovicki- Russian Training Manual Comic

Description: Created a 55 page Comic detailing the tasks of a Waiter/Waitress at the Temple Bar in Russia. Drew comic with pencil, then scanned into Photoshop for inking and editing. Added Russian text and word bubbles afterwards.

James Kershaw – 2 Mascot Designs

Description: Designed and Created 2 mascots based off of clients descriptions. Drawn, edited and colored in Photoshop.

Ron Brouwers – Professional Gaming Logo

Description: Created 2 logos for a professional gaming group for RTS games. Designed logo on paper, then scanned final work into Photoshop for coloring and editing. Lettering was applied through Illustrator and edits in Photoshop.

Pierre-Yves Lapointe Brisson – End Smoking Mascot

Description: Created a personal mascot for a quit smoking campaign. Designed, illustrated and colored in Photoshop.

Channel M- Princess Lucinda Short Comic

Description: Created short 10 page black and white comic for use by Channel M for their ongoing Heroine, Princess Lucinda. Created rough sketches and full illustrated pages digitally through Photoshop.

Antoine Dillard - Website - Hardcore Animation

Description: Redesigned and coded website using Flash. Designed, illustrated and coded complete layout for website. Can be seen at

Patrick Sessoms - 8 Paged Pitch Package with Cover

Description: Created a 8 page comic with cover for a pitch package. Drew pages with pencil, inks added and then scanned pages into Photoshop for retouching and adding letters and bubbles.

Kristopher Waddell - 5 Paged Pitch Package

Description: Added colors and set mood to illustrators inked paged for a 5 paged pitch comic. Coloring was done in Photoshop.

James Ives - Wedding Illustration

Description: Created Illustration based upon the Client and his wife for use on their wedding invitations. Drawing was created from photo reference, then brought into Photoshop to finish line-work, and color.

Alex - Console Dealer- Mascot Design

Description: Client wanted Mascots to help advertise their website for games. Designed sketches from descriptions, then made final line-art and colors in Photoshop.

Pinup Illustrations- Sexy Nuns

Description: Designed 2 illustrations for use in a collection of "Sexy Nun" drawings and illustrations to be sold. Sketched, then digitally inked and grayscale colored in Photoshop.

Curtis Lawson - History of Comics - Day of Comics Museum comic

Description: Created 2 pages in my style for used in a collected anthology comic of various artist about the history of comic books.

COZMIC- Tattoo design

Description: Design a memorable tattoo design from popular game Character Mario for the client. Sketches made, then pencil work and inked before brought into photoshop for color.

Marc Dahlem- Cartoon Book Project- Zeusinger

Description: Created illustrations to go along with a Germany Humor book to be pitched to publishers. Designed characters, sketched, penciled and inked illustrations before brought into Photoshop for final edits.

Celtic Minstrel- Web-comic- Trillium School of the Art

Description: Weekly web-comic for Created characters from clients description and sketch and pencil pages for the web-comic weekly. Drawn then colors pages. Edits made in Photoshop.

Anthro-Furry Character- Action Illustration B&W

Description: Designed the clients character for use in story/website. Sketched, penciled and then greyscale colored in Photoshop.

Zach - Black and White Character Illustration- Collection Website

Description: Commissioned to draw clients character in my own style for presentation on a collection website gallery. Sketched, penciled and inked the illustration before final edits were created in Photoshop.


Tone Chambers- Dr. Dre Illustration for Inspired Music CD

Description: Illustrated a cover for the design of Music inspired by the music artist Dr. Dre. Illustration was drawn, and then imported to Photoshop for color.

Yann Lülfz – Logo for local Member Group

Description: Design and created logo for use of a Members group. Logo will be used for stickers, advertisements and other assorted material for use in the group. Designed fully in Photoshop.

Will Beatman- Flash Animation for Website/ Spinning Record on Projector

Description: Created a short, repeating flash animation for use on a new website called “VIBE & SYNC”. The projector and spinning reel were to match the logo for the site in colors. Transferred logo into Flash and designed 2 projectors for the client to choose from. Once one was chosen, I animated the spinning film reel and movie reel onto it and added the logo of the site to the record.

Alessandra Davola- Fairy Tale Illustration

Description: Created an illustration based on a description for personal collection.

Drew the rough draft, then penciled the image for scanning and colored on the computer.

Cory de la Guardia- Zuda Comics Contest/Pitch Entry- Minimum Wage

Position: Pencilist/ Inker/ Colorist & Lettering

Description: Created an 8 Screen Pitch entry to Zuda Comics for Cory de la Guardia’s Minimum Wage. Designed characters from reference photos, rough pages, pencils and inks, then scanned into PC for Color and Lettering layout.

Greg Wilkinson- Mascot for Website

Position: Mascot Designer-Graphic Design

Description: Designed a Mascot for used on music web space from a design the client had originally created. Mascot was drawn, colored and optimized for use on the web.

Todd Guilmette- CD Album Booklet Artwork

Position: Graphic Designer for Album Book

Description: Designed Music CD album artwork for the client’s second music cd. Booklet included Visible Cover and back cover containing the client’s personal character. Style Matched main character into a created BG from description, inked then scanned into PC for color editing. Client ended up not using in the final product, however services were paid for.

White Eye Studio-Lawrence White- Colorist for Comics

Position: Flatter and Colorist

Description: Flatted and added color detail to comics being published by the Indie Comic label White Eye Studio. Preview of Comic can be seen here

Cotton Snourth- Maglenda’s Errand Girls-Manga Comic Pitch

Position: Pencilist/Inker/ Color Grayscale & Lettering

Description: Created a 6 page pitch comic for Louis Badalament’s Maglenda’s Errand Girls. Created Character Designs, layout pages, penciled and inked pages, then scanned into the PC

Mark Krasovickis- Sample Colored Comic for Website

Position: Pencilist/Inker/ Color & Lettering

Description: Created a 5 page sample comic in color with cover for use for a freelancing Comic artist web space. Comic will be seen as an example of what the website is set out to do, which can be seen here .

Sebastian Blasiak- Kidslab- Character Designs and Illustration

Position: Character Designer- Illustrator

Description: Created and Designed Characters for use in an Educational Project about water aimed for Children aged 7-9. Characters were then set in a illustration that would be used for the final presentation of the project.

Broken Souls Press-Short Story Comic- Donald Black

Position: Pencilist/Inker/Toner/Layout & Lettering

Description: Based of a story from a writer under BSP label, Curtis Lawson gave me the script to fully illustrate 10 comic pages to be used in an Anthology devoted to Horror stories as well as a magazine for horror comics.

Brian McKee- Book Cover

Position: Illustrator/ Cover Design

Description: Designed cover for book of short stories entitled “At the Gates of Heaven and other Short Stories” and for “Krishna in the Park- Selections from the diary of Carol Sheaves”. Books can be seen here:

Christopher Rama Rao- Web-comic

Position: Concept Artist/ Pencils/ Inker/ Colorist

Description: Work on comic panels for online comic. Design Characters and backgrounds while applying them to script that was provided. A panel every week.


Rob Giorgio- 360ep, Inc

Position: Illustrator

Description: Worked on two projects within the company and designed characters for use on t-shirts and websites.

Antoine Dillard- Hardcore (Website)

Position: Web Designer

Description: Designed and created interactive website for display at Hardcore Website designed and created in Flash.

Mark Tioxon- Getting Girls the Anime Way (Book and website)

Position: Concept Artist/ Lead Artist

Description: Designed and created the cover image for the book in use of sales. Also will be used as graphics for the website.

Mangamix Studios- Team MAXIMUM

Position: Illustrator

Description: Redesign characters for use in a poster to advertise for their comic. Designed poster for production and distribution for promotion purposes.

Arizona Independent Animation Project

Position: Concept Artist/Lead Artist

Description: Designed characters within one of the studio’s main animation projects. Also designed promotions and album covers for distribution at Conventions.


Sean Allan: Music DJ

Position: Album cover designer

Description: Designed an album cover for his next music collection album.

Willow Cottage Studios

Position: Lead Artist

Description: Character Design for lead character in production. In process of working on Storyboards for script.

Project: Bladeslinger

Description: 8 Paged pitch comic for Ken Faggio. Created Character Design, penciled and inked pages, toned and texted pages.


Position: Character Artist

Description: Have drawn various characters for use on web space on


Glen L. Down Elementary School Festival

Position: Caricature Artist

Description: As the day progressed, I was hired to draw paying customer’s

portraits in my style of art.


2 publication pieces in DOT, DOT, DOT magazine 2001-2002

Best of Show: Phoenix Anime Convention

Awarded for digital Artwork: A man and his Gun

Books and Publications:

Künstler und andere Nervensägen : Written by Dr. Michael Dahlem

Link to page:

Final Hour : Various Artist and Writers

Link to page:

Mysterious Visions: Volume 3: The Essex- Story by: Curtis Lawson, Illustrations by: Christopher Taylor

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Manga/comic: NEO|ARK Volume one

Link to page:

Endless Journeys: Book of published photographers work published.

My work: “The Falconer” ISBN: 0-7951-5247-7