Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Absolved Returns!

Title: Absolved Returns!
Medium: Pencil, Photoshop CS6
Scale: Varies.

Notes: Getting ready for next semester. 

It's going to be a crazy continuation of the Absolved project from last year.
Quick Studies

Title: Quick Studies
Medium: Pencil
Scale: Varies

Notes: Just trying to keep brushing up on my pencil works. Just some quick studies.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Contest Entry: Zero-Suit Samus

Title: Contest Entry: Zero-Suit Samus
Date: July 19 - 23
Medium: Photoshop CS6
Scale: Original is 1589px x 3363px

Notes: The contest was sponsored by LaLunatique over on deviantart.
For the contest we were supposed to use one of her stock images and turn it into a video game character. It's not easy and I can honestly say that the main thing that held me up was just the pure openess of this task. I mean, there are literally thousands of female video game characters out there. 
I'd have to say though, that I finally did it! I played to my strengths like my fiancee has been saying for quite some time and drew it all out first, and then proceeded to paint right over the pencils. That used to be one of my major blocks and I think it was a block for quite a few reasons, the first being a not very good under-drawing. Couple that with my previous lack of digital painting skills. All-in-all I'm counting this one as a success!
It was fun to do, and I can't wait honestly, to do more!

Ref was: Magical Jump

Oh and lastly: A bonus tutorial.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Photek - "Levitation"

Just a Bunch of WIPs


Title: Just a Bunch of WIPs
Medium: Photoshop CS6, Pencil
Scale: Varies

Notes: Ultimately, I'm just full of experiments at the moment, but the last one (Samus) is actually part of a contest that I'm going to be entering soon. It's basically just drawing a video game character on top of a pose that was provided. I thought it would be fun to paint some Zero-Suit Samus - although... I think I'm bordering on a pin-up version of her.Other than that just sketching around trying to get some ideas flowing.
More soon...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June - Anatomy Summary

Title: June - Anatomy Summary
Date: June
Medium: Photoshop CS6
Scale: Varies

Notes: Overall, the month of June was, what I felt like, a bit of an unproductive month. I think maybe I was feeling down or perhaps all the pending housework was destroying my productivity, but I can say that I'm trying to make a point of the things that I need to work on. Edges and Stoke economy. These are the main things that I want to really make sure that I start to watch. I think I'm getting kind of there as far as getting really expressive with my painting technique, but I think it's still falling apart on those two aspects mentioned. It's a long and frustrating process, but hopefully in the end it will be worth it.
As always... time to just keep on powering more down!

Game of Thrones - Season 1, Episode 1
(Stark's Dilemma)
(Work in Progress)

Title: Game of Thrones - Season 1, Episode 1 (Stark's Dilemma) (Work in Progress)
Date: June 17 - 24, 2014
Medium: Photoshop CS6
Scale: Original is 12.8" x 7.8"

Notes: I really want to do a study for every episode, so I've been taking screen caps of what I would consider to be a 'pinnacle' moment of each episode. I'm really behind as far as the work goes, but I love this show so damn much that I just want to keep pushing on my studies for these. They are some great examples of dynamic lighting, crazy scenes, and even awesome character design. Either way... more to come on these.

Demon Lord - Applied Study (WIP)

Title: Demon Lord - Applied Study (WIP)
Date: June 24 - 29, 2014
Medium: Photoshop CS6

Notes: Still plugging away at this WIP. That staff is looking stupid and so is the altar... much work to go!

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