Well, lets see if I can't slam in another update before the clock strikes midnight, eh? I'll start with my replies...
Flaskpost: Thanks, brudda. I'm tryin' to push myself... well, work is pushing me I guess the most. My arm is always freakin' sore these days. Ha!
Fatty: Hey big dawwwwg. Yea, everytime I draw a mouth now I think of you. Ha! I'll see if I can't vary it up a bit. I dunno. I like purty tight mouths... you of all people should know that!! How are things going with you? Sorry I've been a bit of a stranger lately. Once I get better internet and more free time I hope to be on this site a little more often. UGHHHH!!! So am I gonna see you soon??
Staylor: Hey, man... the NDA ends when the games released, I guess. That could be over a year. So I'll just post stuff as they release it to the public, I guess. I asked permission and they said it was cool. Hey, I'm promoting it, right? Hope you're well, man.
Zord: Free stuffs? Sweet! I'll have to call you and give ya my info. Thanks, man. Cant' wait to see the treats!!
Max: Don't be too jealous... I've been concepting these guys for a while. These are the end results of tons of other sketches. This concept art stuff is ridiculous. It's a boat load of work and brain power, that's for sure. Sometimes I'd just like to relax and illustrate. Focus on one image and go at it. Not enough time tho. Hopefully soon things will open up when I move in closer to my work. Good to hear from you btw!
Some comments about the last concepts I posted... These are actually painted in a loose sort of manner so that the 3D and texture artists (me probably lol) will have an idea of what it is they are creating. I'm still new to this whole thing so I'm sure there are plenty of things to crit. And I get them daily from our helpful art stuff. Working for Simu has really helped me maintain my drawing skills and my Photoshop skills have definately leveled quickly. I'm getting fairly comfortable painting in PS now as I try to knock these out pretty quickly. I'm hoping to start rolling them out faster and probably paint even more loosely. So yea, these are the results of thumbnails and doodles over the course of a few months. Tossing ideas around, nailing looks, etc. It's a tough gig but fun to try to please people and entertain them with my art. It's been a learning experience and a pleasure. I'm still in the process of concepting the rest of the dwarf race for the game but I'm getting there. Just need to do a couple more and then lay down the color work and then I'll get to do a whole other round of revisions! Yeeehaaawww!! If you guys have any questions about the process or whatever feel free to ask. I definately am still trying to find my own way of doing things in terms of concepting but I'm starting to find my way slowly. Always willing to help ya'll if I can.
That said, sorry for not posting. I didn't get many replies and I guess that's because no one knows me anymore. Ha! After I started working my free time sort of dropped off and the amount of art I could actually show to the world followed with it. But it's funny... I heard Coro say something the effect of how he draws from his head all day at work and when he draws for himself now he draws more from life. I find myself leaning that way too. In this update you'll see three days of my new "habit" that fell apart right before Christmas and a certain XBOX 360. lol That coupled with my busy schedule and getting engaged I've fallen behind a few weeks... but I'd like for ya'll to hold me accountable. I'm trying to do at least one life drawing and one anatomy study per day. It doesn't have to be great. I just have to do it. I've noticed that my lack of life drawing has affected me a lot. My eyes aren't as slick as they were during school last spring. Since I've graduated I've gotten lazy. And since my PC is downstairs in an ice cold basement I seldom use it to post or paint. Heh. So hopefully I can at least stay a float by sketching more often. But I need some motivation. My arm/wrist/hand sometimes is painfully sore after days of drawing and painting at work. Drawing for fun is soemthing I want to do but seldom take the time to do it anymore. Aw, I'll shut up and just post. You get the idea.
Hope you like the updates and I hope they'll be more to come. Some are just random doodles of friends from life and the first two are SPs. Man boobs. Heh. Oh and the third one is my fiancee whom I can't draw well to save my life. lol With a lot of my personal stuff lately it's been more about line and just flowing. I've proven to myself that I can render when I want. I want more fluid line and confidence in my quick rendering. I'm trying to get what I want faster. That's mainly what you'll see here, I think for a while. I'll be sketching... ok... Gawd I talk a lot. lol Hope you're all doin' well. Thanks in advance for the help and comments. I'm off to play more Gears of War.