Friday, November 22, 2013

A Little Traditional Love Too!

Comic Studies


Title: Comic Studies
Medium: Brush & Ink
Scale: 9" x 12"

Notes: These were some quick studies I did for my comic pages. They were all really fast and done with brush and ink.

Pencil Character Studies



Title: Pencil Character Studies
Date: November 19 - 21, 2013
Medium: Pencil
Scale: Varies

Notes: Just making sure that I keep my pencil work up because I've been doing so much digital work this semester! This is always my favorite thing to use material-wise...

Schnouzies


Title: Schnouzies
Date: November 22, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3, Pencil

Notes: Saw another of Marc Brunet's tutorials and decided to have a go at it. It makes drawing noses soooo much simpler!

What's This?

DJ Shadow - "Erase You"

"What's This?"


Title: "What's This?"
Date: November 22, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Scale: 800px x 1200px

Notes: Trying to continue on with chunky painting. Yet again, not only pose study, but also seeing how big I can keep my brush while painting. Theres a bunch of the background elements missing from this one as all the boxy objects in the background are pages from a book. I simplified them quite a bit. 
~30 minutes.

A Still-Life Lesson in Subtlety


Title: A Still-Life Lesson in Subtlety
Date: November 22, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Scale: Original is 2000px x 2000px

Notes: I was sitting there thinking about what to paint and I look over and light is streaming through the window and hitting this vintage gargoyle statue that we have and so I wanted to see if I could paint it. It was literally one color from the light on hard stone.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Couple o' 30-minute Paints

Thirty-Minute Portrait Study


Title: Thirty-Minute Portrait Study
Date: November 18, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Scale: 4.4" x 6.6"

Notes: I watched a bunch more oil painting demos, and wanted to try and see just how big I could keep my brush while painting. I guess this is a step towards that chunky painting that I enjoy so much. Honestly, I want so bad to learn oil painting just because it seems like the ultimate middle-ground. I love gouache painting because of it's blending, and I hate acrylic because it literally dries in like two seconds. Therefore, I can only assume that oil paint would be like a super opaque version of gouache because of the drying time. We'll see if I'm wrong or not in the coming months...

Thirty-Minute Landscape Study


Title: Thirty-Minute Landscape Study
Date: November 17, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Scale: Original is 2048px x 1360px

Notes: Yet again, another attempt at that chunky painting. This was much more about color interaction than the one above, as I wanted to start playing around with colors and how they react. More of this to come as well!

Comics 1 -- Bakhtak

Comics 1: Final Comic - Bakhtak










Title: Comics 1: Final Comic - Bakhtak
Date: October 30 - November 18, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Scale: Each page is 5.5" x 8.5"

Notes: Comics are harder than one would think to do. Sure I can do the art all day, but the dialogue is a whole different ballpark. 
This was more or less a comic created for Ashley, she came up with the creature, and I wanted to really push myself and see if I could create an entire comic based off of it. Whether or not it was fully successful is up to everyone else, but I tried to make sure that I could hit the deadline with this one. As always, there are a few things that I would change now that I look back, but I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't late with my project.

Independent Study -- The Displaced - Finals

Independent Study: The Displaced - Finals




Title: Independent Study: The Displaced - Finals
Date: November 13 - 18, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Scale: Varies

Notes: Man-oh-Man. I didn't think I could do it at first. Crank out three full character paintings in a week. I kind of surprised myself with these.
I wanted to show the proportions they have in comparison to their bodies. Those hands are huge, and that waist is tiny. Damn sewer rats.
Now all that's left to do is rework that first piece (the marionette) and start cranking out the booklet, and then I'm done (at least for this class -- I still have a ton more work to do to flesh this world out to the max).

Monday, November 11, 2013

Illustration 3 -- Annual and Interview

Illustration 3: Communication Arts Submission


Title: Illustration 3: Communication Arts Submission
Date: August 20 - November 9, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Scale: 20" x 7.15"

Notes: This has gone through so many changes and revisions since first being conceptualized. Personally, I love the color palette.
I'm trying so many techniques with this one. Steelyard, Accented Analogous Color Palette, Reflective Light, Material Testing. Basically all the building blocks of things that I've learned since I started school all combined into one illustration. It's a long process, and I still feel like there's more to be done on it. I guess I'll see after critique?

Illustration 3: Illustrator Interview - Joshua Newton







Title: Illustration 3: Illustrator Interview - Joshua Newton
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Scale: Each 'page' is 8.5" x 11"

Notes: I can't thank this guy enough. Joshua Newton, you are a badass, thanks for this awesome interview!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Independent Study -- The Displaced 2

Independent Study: The Displaced 2


Title: Independent Study: The Displaced 2
Date: November 4 - 8, 2013
Medium: Pencil, Photoshop CS3
Scale: Varies

Notes: More of The Displaced. This is mostly just some pose / outfit studies, and trying to really get a feel for what their hands and bodies look like. They are essentially dirty homeless people that live in the abandoned tunnels of the London Underground. I'm trying to find an interesting way to blend rats and humans essentially. 
Oh, there are also some Marionette redesigns on the bottom right... as well as page layout for the booklet. More soon!

It's an Anatomy, Saturday

So, I found another site very similar to posemanics, only a bit more refined. Quickposes. It has these really cool challenge modes. Try it out!
Also, because I'm a little slow on the pickup, Marc Brunet has this awesome tutorial on how to make custom brushes. Because of this, I've pretty much changed (again) my method for painting digitally. I made a slew of custom brushes that react very similarly to real art tools. Plus some neat brushes that I've been wanting for awhile that don't exist (at least that I've found).

Anyway, on to the art...

Anatomy Color Studies


Title: Anatomy Color Studies
Date: November 4 & 8, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3
Scale: Varies

Notes: Because of those custom brushes that I was going on about, I was able to streamline even further the anatomy study. It's a much more chunky paint style that I rather enjoy. Of course, I need to refine it further (these were all timed at about tenish minutes). I'll probably continue doing a jabeebus load more of these as always.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Inktober Wrap-Up

Speed Painting Brush Test


Title: Speed Painting Brush Test
Date: November 1, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3

Notes: I think I'm gaining an appreciation for multiple brushes.
Keep in mind this one is purposefully rough because I was only using this as a thirty-minute warm-up before starting to work yesterday. Regardless though, I think it turned out okay for what it is.

Inktober Wrap-Up




Title: Inktober Wrap-Up
Date: October 24, 25, 31, 2013
Medium: Pencil, Ink and Brush, Whiteout Pen
Scale: Varies

Notes: I almost managed to get one for every day of the month... I'm short five drawings. Damn. So close... Ah well, you can only do what you can while trying to keep up with school work.

Tank Girl Warm-Up


Title: Independent Study: The Displaced 1
Date: October 30, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS3

Notes: Tank GIRL!
More of that brush test that I was going on about earlier.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Independent Study -- The Displaced 1

Independent Study: The Displaced 1


Title: Independent Study: The Displaced 1
Date: October 29 - 31, 2013
Medium: Photoshop CS6, Pencil
Scale: Varies

Notes: And so begins the final characters. The Displaced. They are literally homeless people that live in the London Underground. They are sickly, they are disgusting, they even have strange, rat-like growths on their bodies.
I have been bouncing back and forth between that idea and the disgusting body-builder like build. But then I decided, ultimately, that they are too close to Fallout 3's super mutants in that form.
More on these guys soon...