Thursday, February 23, 2012

Royal Necromancer

Here is the painting I was talking about yesterday. I think that it really helped me achieve a new level of polish for costume design. My knight was more hard surfaces, but this guy has a good mixture of cloth and metal. I also got to do some magic effects, which is usually fun.
I decided against doing a background for this guy because I really wanted to emphasize the character.

I think that getting some more genre variety is probably the next order of business for this blog..
Sci-fi, post apocalyptic, modern, I need to do more of those.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Recent Digital Work

Well, I was gonna post earlier because I thought I could finish the piece that I am currently working on for today. I still have some finishing touches to do though. It isn't worth it for me to rush personal works when so much of the polishing really boosts my skills.

Anyway, here is some of my recent stuff.
I am concentrating heavily on starting strong characters through honing my wacom sketching skills, then when I have something that catches my eye, I am working hard to improve my rendering and polishing skills.

I've really fallen in love with overlay layers. They are so useful to both start a painting by quicly blocking in colors, or finish a grayscale painting by adding colors and adjusting light and dark. They are super useful for light effects like glowing and for other effects such as texturing. I still need to be careful using these though, because it is easy to overuse them. So I still do most of my painting on normal layers.

That is pretty much it for today. I will post the painting I am currently working on soon, and I also have some sketches to scan and post.

So, until next time!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ooh, long time no blog....

Where to start?

Well I have been working hard on honing my pencil skills.

I have been practicing a lot from life and photographs. From there I have been working hard on transferring things learned from that to my non-reffed pieces.

From there I have been also working on expanding my knowledge of different media. I am going further into watercolor, and I also have found a real love for ink!

Heh, sorry for the image heavy post. It was much easier to show what I have been doing than to need to explain it! I think that I will do another post tomorrow about the digital work that I have been doing.