Saturday, January 23, 2010
Getting homework done way ahead of time. I decided to go with that first thumbnail. I am particularly happy with this peice as I feel it works as a thumbnail as well as a higher res image. I might do another in a more illustrious and less concept art style. And I'll probably make few adjustments with this one here and there depending on how I am feeling.
Happy robot hunting.
I finally got a big mirror and I am working on my final portrait for our first assignment.
I've gotten a few questions about my process so I guess I can explain some things for anyone that would like to know. But most of it is obvious, first thing is first start big go small. I use the feather brush to put in the shapes and get the tones about right. It's a lot of push and pull I block things in and out. Lighting and composition is key, at the first stages of the drawing don't get attached to it, you have to be willing to scrape thing off and make adjustments, make sure all of the proportions and tones are correct, then you can worry about the details later. This is the point of the peice where I am going to start to go into detail, the light from the sun is gone so I'm going to have to work more tomorrow.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Some concept sketches I did for advanced photoshop techniques course. Again with the rapid drawing. 45 mins worth.
1. "Man vs. Machine"
2. "Boy and Fleet vs. Mech"
3. "Hunter vs. Hunted."
There is a good chance I'm not going to use any of these for the final assignment.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
hour and a half worths of concepting, I wanted to get a feel of doing some quick concepting rather than doing more finished paintings. It was a fun exercise and to help myself think more quickly.
I was thinking of one of my favorite games of all time "The Elder of Scrolls IV: Oblivion". The thing I am interested in that I thought the game really lacked though was a distinct variety of environments, it was a little too "realistic" as far as most of the landscape goes. I want a free roaming world with a giant mountain someone can explore, or deep into a dessert or woods with massive trees, nothing really new but still fun.
This is a study for my 'drawing from the tablet class'. I'm trying to get better at observation and utilizing my strokes. This was a practice to help give me a direction of where to go stylistically. 3 hour drawing from life, one layer, monochromatic, and hard and feather brush only.
UPDATE: I decided to do another self portrait real fast right before class, it's only an hour long study but I can feel that my hand and eye are merging into a stronger relationship. I am trying to draw as fast as I can see. I'm going to be doing tons of observational drilling this semester.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Some recent sketches right before the new semester starts. I am nearly done with a few illustrations I have been working on over the break. A few of these might turn into illustrations. It was fun busting out the colored pencils, they add another dimension to the sketches, and starting to use some acrylics in my sketches as well.