26 May 2011

I'm experimenting with some new techniques when doing my speedpaints. This one feels like it's heading in a better direction and gives me much more variation. Corel Painter XI, about 20 minutes.

25 May 2011

This piece is based off of the story of Rex Nemoransis. I think I can push the focal point to be a bit more clear, but I'm happy with the way this turned out on the whole. Corel Painter XI.

24 May 2011

These are speedpaint comps for a small personal series I'm working on. A cliff-side, palace-like mausoleum. Each speedpaint took no more than 15 minutes. Corel Painter XI.

23 May 2011

An updated version of my space captain character. The face still feels a bit ambiguous to me. I'm gonna sort that out soon.

Corel Painter XI.

22 May 2011

I'm graduamated now :D

Updates will resume promptly tomorrow and continue until I'm no longer breathing hahaha.

11 May 2011

Finals are next week, so this blog is going to be on a bit of a hiatus until it's all over. Stay tuned!

06 May 2011

Sketchbook page of me having some fun with a giant worm monster. The bottom stuff is just bonus silliness. Ball-point pen.

05 May 2011

This bugged me. This is a commission drawing I did and it was great in sketch form. When I took it into Photoshop to make it digital, it fell apart. On top of that, it took a lot long time, which makes it even more irritating. After looking at some digital drawings of some artists I look up to, I can see where I went wrong. I'm using this drawing as a reminder to use methods that enable to work more quickly with better results.

The patron liked it so all is well. The character is not mine and it belongs to its respective owner.

04 May 2011

When I was working on my Astronomer painting, I started with a completely different idea in mind, one that I still very interested in going back to. These comps represent that vision. It was more along the idea of an Austin Powers-ish evil supervillian labratory. These comps will probably get put to good use in the future.

03 May 2011

Two different subjects today:

This first one is part of a large commission from a patron on DA. Simple sketch commission of his character. HB on 90lbs Canson.

After getting back into playing one of my favorite games (*coughAgeOfEmpiresIIIcough*) I did some readin' up on some of the soldiers the you can use in the game. One of which is a Fusilier. I didn't know much about these guys and it was a fascinating learning experience. Long story short, they were an elite class of soldiers armed with advanced flintlock muskets, which were new during the era latter-ends of the Napoleonic and American Revolutionary Wars. While these are not flintlock muskets, I got interested in flintlocks in general. These are some simple studies and you should expect to see more of them as well as muskets. I've got some plans in mind!

02 May 2011

This is my new watermark I'm gonna slap on my stuff. I may change that B, but other than that, I like it. About 30 minutes in Illustrator.

01 May 2011

Something I did for a friend. Took about 5 hours from sketch to finish and then I decided that it was pointless to go any further. Since there are properties in this that I don't own (*coughBen10andPokemoncough*), this piece is not worth much other than a nice practice, which it was. Not my character, just my art.

Corel Painter XI.