Greetings all, I'm brand new to concept art and this is my first post.
I encourage for you to give me as tough critiques as possible. Be constructive with the critique if possible.
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy.
The first 4 pages of My sketch book come from the anatomy class I took last semester for my illustration minor.
Top left and Top middle are both quick 10 minute sketches of a sculpture at the Detroit institute of art. The bottom left sketch was 25 minute and was done from a model. The right side of the page is in class note taking on torso muscles.
Left Side is 5 minute sketch of model. 5 more minute to insert the spine and ribs. Bottom Right is a head study of a model with skull inserted (45 minutes). All other drawing on this page were copying from our anatomy book.
The top two drawings are planar studies of models. Left side took 45 minute, right side took 10 minutes. The three legs on the right are note copying from in class, and the set of legs on the right are from a model (can't remember time on this one).
This is a page of fun stuff and doodles. Anatomically related still.
Some random character ideas that popped up over the last few days. These are all the first sketches of the characters, usually I do about 20-25 of the same character befor I get everything ironed out. I think that the most valuble skill in an artists arsenal is patients. The top two character are from a kinda goofy idea I had that I like to call Alliterated Army Animals. The zombie I sketched out after I saw the open zombie thread, and realized that I never drew a zombie, so i started with a distorted skull, then added on muscles and some skin over that (put to use that anatomy). The last one is a character I started designing a few weeks ago that I intend to model in maya and use in an animation class fall semester.
This is my first sculpture in progress. I became interested in doing sculpture for my anatomy class - to understand the insertion points of muscles, and the teacher suggested I pick up this method book of an artist named Bruno Lucchesi, who constructs sculptures by building a skeleton then putting muscles on top, then putting skin on top of that. I started off making the whole skeleton detailed, but since I was using sculpy (very soft clay) I had issues keeping them in shape, so i decided to do details on one section of the skeleton, then put the muscles over it. Sorry about picture quality, my digital cam isn't the best.
This one is an older one from about a year back, I was doing some character designs for tree people. These are a few head studies, I should have spent a lot more time on it before i started doing the one on the right. Also I want to get into watercolors and ink, or maybe just ink washes, but right now my budget calls for tons of bic pen drawings.
Here's a few concepts for the animal farm character "snowball" i did this morning. Snowball never used clothes, but I wasn't much interested in drawing a normal pig, so I've combined pig features with Leon Trotsky (the person snowball is based off of). First one did without ref
just doodling around a bit.
Here are a few photo shop sketches I did.
This one I did on a wacom about 3-4 years back, probably spend 20-30 hours on it, way to much for the result, but thats how i worked back then the viewing size here is the viewing size i drew it.
This one I did with my lap top mouse in 20 minutes, so that kinda sucks. My mom keeps thinking the wacom tablet pen is just a regular one thats out of ink, and they keep getting thrown away - after a few times I decided to stop buying them until i move out (in 3 weeks).
Here is a study I'm starting on the head and neck muscles. I used Human Anatomy For Artists - The Elements of Form, by Eliot Goldfinger as ref. drew the skull and neck area once from front and side view, then printed them out so as to save time. These are the Facial Muscles, that is, muscles that are used in creating expressions.
sorry its been so long, but I've been very busy with school. Here's a project I'm working on in progress. The assignment is to bastardize a master painting and put your own face on the subject. This is from Michelangelo's final judgement. I really like the peace and figured I could learn something from trying to paint his style. Here is a value study i did for the painting. Issues I'm aware of are in the hands and the scale of the toilet.
heres a little t-shirt design I'm doing for superbowl 40 in detroit. I think its pretty comical - probably looses some humor if you don't live in detroit though.
Newest update at the end of thread.
here are some renders of models i'm working on in school. I decided to make sgt. slug as my first character - so i've been working for a while on him, since im new to it. the mech model i did in 3 hours. All done in maya. Hand painted texture for sgt slug using deep paint and photoshop. mech is all tweeking maya shaders.