Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Here's the final for my goofy snow dwarf, plus a process animation because dammit I love those things.
Click on both to see them full size

A quick WIP from today's new project, just for fun.
I went straight to color on this without doing a value pass and I think it worked OK. It's nice to get the color slapped in there so that I can get an idea on what the overall feel will be like pretty quickly.

This is almost exactly the sketch I did - it's getting a little easier to put what I want on page, so to speak. The left hand was a bit overlarge in my initial sketch but it was reasonably close. A bunch of stuff will probably jump out at me tonight.

Hopefully I can finish up tomorrow.


Monday, September 27, 2010

First finished piece

I think this is the first really 'finished' ( or as close as I've ever gotten to finished ) digital piece I've done. I managed to correct a lot of the odd anatomical problems and compositional junk that was bugging me and did a reasonable pass at finish lighting on it, and I'm trying to consciously lead the eye around by controlling focus with softness and sharpness, etc.

I don't have any idea what I'm talking about, but it's all about the effort, I guess :P

Time to move onto something new and add some variety to this page!

Time to get rolling...

I've recently decided to get back into doing some artwork, and to go totally digital with it.

I'm an engineer normally - but I used to draw all the time, and for a long while when I was younger I wanted nothing more than to be a comic-book artist. Turns out engineering pays better and I still get to do a bit of art anyway, but I'm kind of feeling the need for a more tactile creative outlet these days.

I've been lurking at ConceptArt and trying to do some of the weekly challenges, and am endeavoring to keep a sketchbook going so that I can push myself to learn and improve.

Picked up a WACOM Intuos4 at Fry's and quickly fell in love with it. I'm managing to do about one piece a night ( various degrees of finishing )

We also recently started an in-office Sketchclub with one subject weekly that I think should be a good bit of fun.

Here's this week's subject - the Battle Nun!

This is a WIP only - there are lots of details and changes that I need to do to finish it up for this Thursday. Might as well start my first post with sacrilege though, eh?