Saturday, August 20, 2011

Photo Study

Lots of stuff has been going on lately, but I'm back to the blog..

Anyway, I just finished this photo study.

It took a while to finish, but the work was well worth it. I really learned a lot about color, rendering, light, and focus.

Credit for the photo reference goes to Roman Serebranyy at, he is an excellent photographer.

Here is a sheet of work in progress pics.

As usual, click for a closer look!

Thanks for looking, more stuff later..

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ninja Gladiator Painting

Hey, here is the other painting I mentioned in my last post.

I have been wanting to do a fighter character in the fantasy genre for a while now. I just was busy with some other things.

Here is a small wip sheet.

Click to get a closer look!

I'm still working on that UDK level, but I don't really have enough to show at the moment to justify another post. 

Maybe tomorrow I will...

Unreal UDK Level 03

I haven't posted anything about my Unreal level for a few days, so I thought it was about time to put something new up!

First, here is what my concept of the roof is. I looked through a bunch of photos of old temples and structures, and I came up with this. 

I did it as a paintover to save time, and to see what it would more accurately look like in the level.

After I had an idea of what I was shooting for, I started putting stuff together, and making meshes. The new meshes here are really so simple it is not worth showing them in detail. I just wanted to get something in there and start building. I might replace them with something fancier in the future.

Here is what it looked like after I started blocking in details.

After I got the basic shape down, I started adding meshes, and retweaking shapes to fit my needs. After a bit of that I got this.

I painted a new texture for the ground from scratch. It is entirely hand painted, except for the normal map which was generated from the painting.

Here it is in the engine.

Here is a quick progress of the texture...

Click for a closer look!

Next on the agenda, building the pools, and the altar...

Well folks, that is all for now... Hopefully I'll finish soon, so I can put this project to rest..

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ghost Princess Painting

I really liked the ghost princess on my princess concept sheet so I figured that I would try to take it a bit further and see where it got to.

Here is what it got to when I finished.

I'm pretty happy with the results, and I learned a lot in the process.

So, here is what I went through to finish it.

Click for a closer look!

Well that is all for now, but I do have another painting  in progress, and I am still chipping away at that UDK project. More stuff later!