Here's today's work, three illustrations half the size of a poker card, for a client creating a board game. I didn't push the detail too far on these ones, since the guy can't pay much, plus they're going to be real small once printed. And to finish the day on a note of self-improvement, here is another study from a picture of a male model.
You do really well with your studies. I also like the expression on the red demon's(?) face. He seems to be gleefully swinging that sword. You really have a good start on the galdiator pic too, but I'd like to see the camera drawn back a little though. I think the overall composition would be stronger that way.
Here are a few sketches for the latest IoW, "the Vulture", a street-cleaning robot that picks up small debris left over by the bigger cleaning machines, and compacts them into compost bricks easy to collect. Plus, a slight review on the overall composition of that gladiator.
Here is today's work, a take on this week's CHoW, 'Red Commander'. I chose to stay clear from the very popular Startrek style, and tried an approach closer to Aliens and other more ''''realistic'''' sci-fi classics, taking loose inspiration from the Sokol 'falcon' suit worn by soviet Cosmonauts. Show them, tovarich!
Here is gonna be my final entry for this week's CHoW, I'm just waiting for Parsakoira to open the final thread to put it in . I only added or changed a few minor things according to a friend's advice yesterday, and I added soviet 'admiral of the fleet' rank marks on the shoulders and the 'Order of Victory' ribbon on the collar. Thanks for watching!
Here are a few things I did for this week's CHoW, 'Stalker'. I chose to stay close to the appealing visual style of the game, while trying to convey the mysterious dimention of quest that makes the movie so strong and poignant. I thus focused more on the scouting/explorartion aspect than on combat, hence the silent VSS 'Vintorez' (literally 'Thread Cutter') on the shoulder and the anomaly detector in the hand. As a reference to the movie, I added a piece of cloth on the nut he's about to throw.
Great concept work! Your stuff was good from the first post, and it seems to keep getting better and better. The last 3 characters you did are first rate man Nice level of detail.
I found your sketchbook from the 'Red Commander' contest, you got my vote as it's a great design and painting, nice job. The heads from elder scrolls are fun too! I'll have to keep my eye out for you. Hope to see more of your Character of the week entries
Thanks guys, real nice of you. Here's what I did for this week's IoW,Arctic Desert Wreckship. I guess 'desert' refers more to the landscape than to the ship, but since I was curious about rendering ice under and above water, I placed the scene in a sort of isolated cove instead of a dry place.
The ship is epic.
i like the little guy at the bottom, to show the scale. nice touch. I like the character in #73, i dig the stylised shape of his body.
anyway, just dropping in. quality work as always!
Here's what I'm doing for this week's CoW, it's a giant dragonfly who copulates in the first stage of its life, then hunts frantically to satiate her growing hunger as eggs develop inside her womb. Eventually the womb gets so big that she can't move anymore and slowly starves to death. When the eggs are about to hatch, the womb releases a nauseating smell, attracting scavengers into eating the womb around the eggs, until the latter can hatch and the larvae flee from the feast. As it decays, the womb emits a luminescent fluid that fetilizes the soil, and that forest shamen harvest and use as miracle medicine.
I'll give it a little more time tomorrow and wrap it up for the finals. Thanks for watching and reading, hope this made sense.
Here's something I did for practice, I tried to remember a person I know and paint him without reference pictures, just from what I can recall of him. Janick was my foreman last year, a heavy drinker who had led a colorful life, having slept in his car or in camping areas all his adult life, which had enabled him to save money and travel to countless countries over the past 30 years.
Thanks for watching.