@TFsean - thanks. Yeah, versatility is the way to go. The portfolio may look less compact with various styles and techniques but I don't care. Hopefuly the personality shows through the other levels of the image.
Last edited by Jr.Molcak; November 7th, 2011 at 03:54 AM.
some recent character concepts for today.
Now let's take it seriously ( ...why so serious ?! ). If you feel you see the way I can improve my work; tell me so. I would love to hear what's bugging you around here. But hey, feel free to feed my ego if you feel so as well
It's hard to critique highly stylized works like these you have made.
But one thing may be on the samurai... the lighting... it's hard to tell where the lighting is coming from. It seems pretty diffuse; but this piece could become stronger if you used a smaller, and more direct light from a particular direction. It could make the composition stronger and more believable, due to all the exaggerated limbs.
And be sure to have that same light reflect off some background objects, because that's what will make it look like your character exists in a "space" and isn't just floating above the page.
@p sage - thanks, yeah the lighting is something to discuss. However in the case of urban samurai I was selling the overall look of that character rather than some action or mood he might be in. I thought this flat lighting with good defined form will work, sort of grafitti way. But maybe some direct shadows will do the trick; something that will keep the description of the character but will push the 3D form out.
On the other hand I am looking for a more of a global look on my works, when one can feel that there is something missing or lack over-all the images I am uploading to this space.
@John Silva, @jdem, @vanaga - glad you folks like what you see in here. Thanks for the words!
+ Retro Pick Of The Week #05 - 2010
Not so retro today. I came across these two concepts I created more than a year ago for some personal project. Was looking for a beast of an organic form. Still kind of like it, maybe it's time to push it further.
Thanks for the great 2011 around here folks. It is basically my first year on CA and I feel like I improved a lot both in thoughts and skills of concept art...
Hope to see you here watching my steps next year too
what's new: Rune Raiders available for iOS Rune raiders FB page
You can't imagine how happy I am the App is there. The project started couple of years ago and it was canceled. Many things changed since then so Mike had to rewrite it. Long story Hope you guys like the game and visuals
I really do a lot of doodles, everywhere, but not much of a tidy ones to showcase. Here something fresh...