My name is Travis, I'm an Aussie living in Japan (since 2005) and I started taking my art seriously back in 2008 (April, I think). From around 2009, I've had fairly steady freelance or part-time work on video games, a card game, a toy/model range and even a couple of movies that are now in pre-production.
I consider myself blessed to have stumbled into the odd jobs I've been offered over the past 2 years and though I've learned a lot on these projects and from my fellow artists who I was working with, I've always pushed myself to learn more with every piece of work I do. I still have so much to learn and challenge myself with.
I was thinking 2011 would be a good time to start myself a sketchbook on CA.org to post all my practice work, quick sketches, wips and whatever else.
- First up is a quick one I did for the 2010 holidays - mostly for the fun of it but I also wanted to play with colors and values. About 4hrs work.
- Next is an environment I was messing around with. Not really sure what I was trying to accomplish and I think that's it's biggest problem... it doesn't tell any kind of story. It was fun to paint though and it got me in the mood to do more work.
- Last up is my most recent, a Huron Scout very much inspired by Wes Studi's Magua in Last of the Mohicans. I used a reference pic I found of Magua for the lighting and form but changed the image and pose to tell my own story. I don't mind using reference but I try not to become a slave to it.