Another superest, see https://www.facebook.com/DoodleBattle, I don't believe it is set as private. There's some little fun stuff around the corner that I can't quite show until the projects release. Should be soon though
cool stuff, keep them coming man!
bunch of sketches and a doodle battle.
The latest and greatest collaborative work with my wife. Also the most time spent deciding on a title, Mark Joseph Elwell.
Thanks for the comments you guys! The little dude is awesome. All the parents out there know that life gets so much more jam packed once they show up! So I have been super busy lately on such a wide variety of work between summer classes, the new kid, and freelancing. I started my oil painting summer class, but have not photographed any of that yet. First is a father's day digital painting as my dad loves sci fi. Chester is the latest installment on Doodle Battle, click to see the progression between Mark McCoy and myself. Then some brush tests and noodle'n. Some abstract nonsense, some google sketchup, some RoE (www.realmofempires.com) updates, a Tee design that a friends needed on the quick (oh so sloppy!), some band art, and an update on the snail. I had a request to get this printed on Aluminum, so I touched it up. It's in transit, and I am both stoked and scared to death to see how it turned out. (I'll post photos if it doesn't totally suck, haha!). Truth be told, I would have rather started over with some semblance of composition, but ya give the people what they want. OK, sorry for the long monologue, but I figured I should explain a bit since it's such a hodge-podge. (but this is the kind of "busy" that I love) Thanks for checking it out!
Noodle'n and doodle'n
Very cool energy in your work, dig the playfulness of it!
Here are some things for school. These are my 3rd and 4th oil paintings. I would not consider them finished, but we'll see how far i get before the class is over. Unfortunately i didn't set up lights for the shot, just took one from my porch and the other in my living room. The other is actually from the Spring semester, a wooden abstract sculpture. I will try to find a shot of that one finished. (it is now mostly destroyed)
So as anyone may have guessed, the balsa 3d piece is already destroyed (was set on low pedestal, and knocked over several times by alumni in robes, haha). Oil paintings have had some changes done, but nothing worth photographing. I've been spending almost all of my time working on the new mobile version of Realm of Empires. From which I have attached some screenshots (bugs'n'all) and sketches, and rough beginnings for potential backgrounds.
WIP (gotta grind that bump off)
OK, a little more time in the potato beetle. I've included the "actual size" (this is not per pixel, this represents closest to 1:1 ratio on my screens, actual is 24x36 at 300dpi). Added a color-contrast version. Also threw in another variant request I got on the eagle globe and anchor.
Thanks I appreciate it and am glad you enjoy the work! Here are some initial backgrounds for RoE Mobile, I'll refine as time permits and as the project necessitates.. Right now, it's just fun to get back into some scenes, even if they are just background images.
Some marker sketches (just got my copic refills woohoo!), some WIP stuff, some goofing around... yup.
i like the armor pieces. your understating of how light reacts to metal surfaces is really impressive.
Thanks for the comments! Yeah.. metal is fun.. for the most part it can be pretty predictable, but it is also fairly forgiving because it picks up light from many sources in a much more intense way than other surfaces. So if you don't have reference and don't get it 100% right, you can still fake it... pretend there's some other light source or something ... here's a piece i did today for RoE. I have a bunch of sketches tossed around. I really need to start posting more sketchy stuff to keep it true, you know?
that slow closeup of the beetle is unnerving. God, i need to draw more often, i wanna draw as well as you and i love the colours in the spaship/airplane painting. that one gray line on the shield looks abit out of place right now, going to do a crack or something with it?
If i don't reply to questions on others sketchbooks, send me a message. I'm very scatterbrained
yeah... that round flattened area of the shield was a whim... which is probably quite obvious. I'll definitely be making the shield more accurate to the designs of the time before I call that finished.
Been sketching quite a bit, and putting my nose to the grindstone on contract work. Not much I can show now, but here are some color thumbs I put together for an eventual oil painting for a friend.