Good mornin' CA!
My name is Mark Chong, and I'm a former 5-year visual effects TD and 18-year programmer who left the film industry to work as a freelance storyboard artist/conceptual artist for the broadcast industry. It's been a little over a year on my own, and things are slow, and I've been spending a lot of time teaching myself the basic fundamentals. I don't do finished artwork very often, mostly because things die very quickly when I realize I'm missing something very vital.
In any case, I joined CA.org because it seems there are some real pros here who are willing to call a spade a spade and dish out the tough love without being malicious. Feel free to give me your own special warm welcome in the tradition of CA.org, I checked my ego at the door.
These are some of the "finished" yet flawed pieces that I've done in the past. They're somewhat embarrassing to look at, but I'm going to post them so everyone can get a sense of where I'm at, overall.
This one's VERY old. Anatomy problems abound.
This is a very early attempt at painting. It took a whole damn week because all through, I was lousy at planning. Many lessons learned in this one.
This one's fairly recent. It's messy. My brush moves before I can decide where it should go. Still, I like the idea of floating isles with big cannons on them.
This is a study from a photograph that I took. I spent about an hour on this.
This is an OLD thing I did around November for a comic project I gave to myself as an exercise.
This is the first page. There's more on my gallery but I don't want to inundate this with more of the same....