I am a huge fan of both Massive Black and ConceptArt. I have spent many years browsing this forum in awe of the amazing work that I consistanty see.
One of the main things that I love about Conceptart is the fact that there is so much community involvement, even the pros get in on the critiques. I am a 3d Character modeler by trade (5 months out of school) and I love zbrushcentral but it was very discouraging when I posted there and got no responses at all (positive or negative). I am hoping to get some feedback on my early attempts at digital color..and.. maybe if I catch one of the big-wigs on my thread I can ask a few concept art related questions (technically I am a concept art minor).
Alright, thats my speech and here are my early studies.
-I have been using digital color for about 2-3 weeks now so I will post everything chronologically.
1. First painting
2. Working out different methods of laying down paint.
3. Testing out different approaches to coloring and paint application. This was colored in B/W and then I used the hue/saturation slider.
4. This one I painted in grayscale again but used the color adjustment slider to add colors. I am also exploring composition.
5. I realized that I should be working from life to better my painting skills so I did this with photo reference (not a paintover!) No longer using sliders for color, color from the start.
6. Keeping the trend of life painting. I have a huge fascination with faces...so naturally I paint them. Before I strike out on my own doing fantasy paintings I want to have a good basis in life.
7. Doing a portrait out o my head with some of the things I've learned from life painting.
8. I felt that this was the most challenging so far due to the amount of sublety in the female face.
Please let me know anything that I could work on to become a better Character Concept Artist. Any tips on composition, colors, dynamic feeling, grounding and weighting a character...pretty much everything would be really helpful.