Something ive been laying out over the past few weeks in my offtime. I've been really busy so I havent been able to work on it much, but hopefully I can finish it up in the next week.
A b&w study from reference of a Mark Newman sculpture of Gollum from Lord of the Rings. I tried painting this sculpture in color a few months back but it didn't work out so I went back to it again today in b&w.
Hes got a lot of cool sculptures here: [link]
took about 3 hours, thanks for checking it out. Let me know what you think
Hey everyone, been busy with work and seeing family for the holidays. I managed to put this together over the past few days. I play a lot of League of Legends so I've taken a liking to coming up with alternate skin ideas for the characters. This one is an Akuma/Dark Hadou spin off of Udyr. The pose is referenced from one of Akuma's more famous images. Udyr shapeshifts to take on characteristics of various animals, including a Phoenix stance.
I tried some new brushes on this and I really like how it came out. i also tried to use more color and liven up my coloring. I think I had some success with that, but I know I can push it a lot further. Either way, I'll consider this one a victory for now.
I really like the last life drawing of the nude you made - nice lighting and proportations...I like your sketchbook!
Looks great Evan.You could work more on Akuma figure to bring out more realism for the character.Try working with painter software .You can mold it to give a 3d structure for the figure.
Try acrylics brush and scratch board tool .You can give a nice render for the image
Here is some progress from today on the sketch I posted a few days ago. Im trying to spend more time designing her from the start rather than design as i go like normal. I'm still not sure what to do with her upper half, but probably some sort of a jacket since shes an airship girl and it would probably be cold up there haha. The thing shes holding will be a big harpoon with big bird feathers on the end and I'm going to try and use feathers in some other parts of her design to tie it together.
Anyway, thats some of my thinking so far. If you have any ideas let me know
**Edit: added color update to this post... will post the completed version later when I'm done. I cant figure out do do with the rest of the harpoon yet
Last edited by Maunty; January 14th, 2011 at 06:38 PM.
You have some very interesting characters, I really like them, plus I see you got a great sense of values. Keep it up!!!!
Just continuing the theme it looks like haha. I've only worked on this one for about 2 hours so theres a lot more to do, but I wanted to post to show the progress.
Some more black and white study. I have a pet snake and looked at him for the basic shape, but all the scales and shading is from imagination.
I made the cat-thing have some qualities of a mask and I think I'm going to make the snake feel robotic.
I'm heading out of town for a few days so I need to finish this up by tomorrow or its going to be bothering me while im away.
Thanks for the feedback Sans, I tried to make this one a bit more complex to get some better practice out of it.
Last edited by Maunty; February 2nd, 2011 at 01:40 AM.
Finished this guy up this afternoon. Aside from the basic shape of a snakes head I did all the scales, values, colors, etc from imagination.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for checking it out DF, I agree that I need to do more studies and I'll probably do a few over the next few weeks.