There was an Alien World contest on CGMA that I decided to enter. The deadline is today. I have mixed feelings about what I made. My heart was partially not really into this. I was originally inspired by bat caves and created a world out of that but I wish I was a bit more inventive with it. It honestly felt like doing homework but I really forced myself to come up with something and stick with it. I doubt I will win or even get third place. I did like how the composition came out but I wish I came up with something more exciting. I originally wanted a lot more bat creature flying around but I didn't have enough time considering I waited until the last minute. I'm curious to know what others think about it.
Cool I started out as a graphic designer too. Good luck on CGMA contest. I notice majority of your work is digital. Sometimes trying out traditional media gives you a different perspective. Like drawing on 18x24 paper for figure drawing vs small pad of paper. I see an interesting snowman robot going on.
I think for the holiday card to help sell the humor is not only have the snowman, incorrectly built, but also the character's expression. Currently the penguins just seem indifferent, not enough feeling. Maybe show one baffled the other in dismay or confusion? Just my two cents.
I haven't posted here in a while because I've been insanely busy. I've actually been getting more into graphic/web design. I recently redesigned my website which I'm really happy with. You can check it out here.
I haven't stopped drawing. I'm currently working on a facebook banner. I'm not really crazy about the one I have right now. I like how it's coming along. I know it's still a bit sketchy but I will be cleaning it up when I'm finished getting everything in.
I've also gotten into vector art so I'm probably going to vector this in Illustrator.
I feel like I'm heading in the right direction with my art so I'll see what happens.
I also had an epiphany while not posting here for a while. I don't need conceptart's approval. I think that's what's been slowing me down. I don't need a website to tell me whether I'm good or not. Yes there are always things to improve on and not everyone will like what I do and yes, sometimes I'll still make crappy art but I don't need permission to continue. I know on the inside I'm good and I'm talented. I have people in my social circle that believe in me. That's really what matters.
So I ended up changing my idea. After looking back, maybe I should have kept going with my original idea. Oh well. I do like the composition of this a lot though.
I'm still trying to figure out the color scheme and things like that but I am liking the tone. I'm also trying for a looser, painterly look. It's harder to achieve than I thought. I'm planning on finishing this soon.
This is taking longer than I thought but I am definitely making some progress on this. I added some rat like creatures in the foreground and repainted the figure in the middleground. I'm also experimenting by adding some brush splatter texture in the sky.
The bridge in the background still needs to be more refined but overall, I'm glad I didn't give up on this.
I feel like I made some great progress today. I finally realize the concept I want to portray. Since I thought of this as a garbage site, I figured the person in the middleground should be a garbage man instead of a generic person walking. The foreground I'll make clearer that it's garbage and I'll do that more in the background too.
I also added more of a background to this. I thought the bridge would be a background but after working on it a while, I realize the background needed more.
I also need to flesh out the rat like creatures that are scribbled in at the moment.
I ended up fixing the doll more on the garbage dump concept. It's finally done and I'm tired of working on it.
For Mother's day, I decided to make my mom a card. This is the front. I also made garlic bread for the first time for my mom on Mother's day. It's actually easy to do but chopping up garlic is really annoying.