Time for me to start a new sketchbook. I'd revive my old one, but all the images are broken anyway.
Short Introduction: I work as a 3D Character Artist for the game industry. I have nearly ten titles under my belt. I few years ago I had to make a decision to focus on my drawing or my 3D. I chose 3D because I knew I would be able to get a job quicker and I was seriously in need of a job upgrade (from working at McDonalds). I accomplished what I wanted, but I need to focus on my art again. So now I'm back! Trying to work on the things I've been neglecting for too long. I'm not going to ignore this stuff any longer! Booyah!!
I'm going to try to update this thread on a regular basis. If you see me slacking give me a swift kick to the face!!
Last edited by skrubbles; December 10th, 2007 at 03:09 PM.
The Seattle Sketchgroup is doing a mini-tdome. While I was working on some thumbnails I made something I thought was cool, but didn't fit the topic at all. I had to size it up and play with it a bit more anyway.
I particularly like the way you've handled this http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1193438447 , but the hand could use a little more work, I think (says somebody who's crap at drawing hands), and the nose-to-mouth lines are a little too sharp and dark. Over all, though, I really like it.
I love the portrait. The skin texture and detail is really fantastic. I think maybe a little more hue variation in the white cloth around his face would be nice. I'm curious to see how the second figure develops, the silhouette looks good so far.
alesoun - Thanks. I agree that the hand needs work (amongst other areas). I have excuses though!!! Unfortunately they won't help me become a better artist. I really just need to practice practice practice.
Bojee - Thanks buddy I'm going to try and be a little more active in my sketchbook this time around.
KPetrasko - Thank you. The creature doodle most likely won't develope any further then what you see above. It was just an accident while working on another creature design. I just thought it looked cool and wanted to post it.
Here's some poses I sketched at last night's Seattle Sketchgroup meet-up.
Been busy busy busy lately. I've been looking at getting back into a studio instead of freelancing... I becoming too much of a hermit and miss having coworkers. So on top of my work I've had art tests and interviews. Anyway, I should have a bit more freetime on my hands now... especially if I'm hired for an in house position somewhere. The thing that sucks about working from home is that I'm always at work.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the Seattle sketch group is doing a mini-tdome. The topic is "Amphibious Rodent Steampunk." Here's the thumb and the lineart I have so far. Need to clean it up and throw some colors on it. I was using a hoping mouse for ref. So that along with the frog (the heaving lower-jaw area) which also hops, I decided that the steampunk should affect the hoping. I know the gear placement doesn't make much sense, but honestly a lot of concept design for robotics in games/movies would never really work they way they're depicted... as long as it looks cool. So hopefully this looks cool enough.
Oh yeah. I've known about this homebrew application for the DS called Colors! for a while now. I believe there's even a thread for it on this forum somewhere. Anyway, I just bought a new crimson/black DS Lite mainly because I want to get Colors! on it and have a small portable tablet PC! I can't wait for my R4 cartridge to arrive in the mail so I can play around with this program. Then I can do speedpaints whenever I feel like it!!!! MWAHAHAHAHA!!
This morning sucked... our life drawing model didn't show up at all
ghoulio - Thanks on both counts
Leadster618 - Thank you. I suck at landscapes/environments and that's why I'm doing the speedpaints. Only tip I have is to use ref. Doing a speed paint of landscapes or portraits from reference photos has really been helping me out. There's only one rule which is NO COLOR PICKING! Try to figure out lighting and color without using the color picking tool and stealing it from the photo. Yes it's tempting but it won't help you at all. After a few speeds you'll notice that your accuracy for color choosing will get better. Also doing this from ref will help you build and mental library of color, shapes, lighting, and how differently textured objects look and behave under different lighting conditions. I really need to do more of those studies!. A fantastic photo ref website is http://www.pbase.com
kidult - Thanks. I'm doing these studies manly for color. I'm not really focusing on form or subject... just trying to understand, see, and apply color. As for edges being a bit sharp, I'm mainly using the hard-round brush with opacity pressure sensitivity. I maybe use one other unique brush to add some noise or leaves. I'm trying not to use 20 brushes and making these finished pieces... just done quick to train my eyes. Down the road when I'm more confident with my color skills then I'll worry about the other elements of painting.
Here are yesterday morning's and today's speedpaints.