It's been a long while since I've updated. I've been on break from Uni for about a month and I'm finding it much easier to improve my paintings, both technically and conceptually, without the stress of trying to jump through all of those educational hoops. It's been great!
These images are more or less in chronological order. If I used a reference image I'll make a note immediately below the image and provide a link to the reference image itself. I'm trying to use creative commons images for reference as much as possible.
Referenced a frame from Firefly, episode 13.
Based on the 'Kerbal' race of beings from the game 'Kerbal Space Program'
i like the piece but the black pipe really takes up alot of my attention, instead of the tower and distant city
Tried another illustration for a casual client, but it didn't work out so well. The idea is a freezing cold, very northern town that uses mirrors to get more sunlight
So I thought a bunch and drew up a pencil thumbnail, then painted a greyscale sketch, which I'm much happier with!
You have a really good sense of composition, friend, I am envious!
Hey broskis! Come check out my TUMBLR! - http://talfox-art.tumblr.com/
In terms of this image I think I should have widenend the frame a little and repositioned the little ship that's being winched up, moving it to the left so that instead of sitting there with the dark machine wall behind it it would have blue sky, which would have made it much easier to read.
Oh well, I'll remember for next time
I was pretty stumped with this one at around the 70% mark. When I'm mid-painting I tend to just ignore the entire notion of looking at references and therefore get pretty frustrated. I think I need to get references into my workflow more often so that I can avoid falling into that mid painting slump. I'm happy with the output though!
I'm also continuing with the Youtube videos;