Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I've also spent the past few weeks working on some stuff for Fantasy Flight Games. And finally, I've volunteered to create an original piece for the Beautiful/Grim art group/show.
As you all can see, I've been pretty tied down. But with the holidays right around the corner, I'm hoping I'll be able to spend some time working on some new ideas I've been thinking about.
Until then, here's a new one from me. I really took my time with this piece. I've been on and off it for a month, I think. I know I could have taken it a lot further, but I'm ready to move on.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I hope everyone had a nice and pleasant Thanksgiving! It's getting to be incredibly cold out here in the Bay Area. Maybe it's because I'm still fresh from coming back from Florida, but I don't ever remember it ever getting this cold in San Jose/Santa Clara, but still, I really enjoy the winter-time and especially the holidays. But one thing about the holidays that bugs me a bit is that I never get around to making Christmas cards. I either get too lazy or busy, but regardless I never get around to doing it. I've had the pleasure of receiving cards from fellow art comrades/friends for Christmas and I always feel bad that I never get around to returning the favor. At the very least, I'll try to post a Christmas card-ish image here sometime soon.
Expect some art soon! :]
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
This was a really fun assignment and one of the rare occasions where I revisit something. Usually once I move onto something else, I won't come back to the previous assignment unless it's something I'm obligated to complete. There was about a week long absence from this piece simply because I had to take care of some other work. But I'm glad I did! I spent a little bit of time applying some of the things I learned from my Bouguereau study. I really wish I started the Boug study before I started this.
Anyways, I <3 Ghost in the Shell! Next time I do some fanart for GitS, I'll be sure to make it a bit more interesting that 3 heads. :p
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I decided on going with Chief Aramaki, simply because his skin is pretty different from Motoko and Batou's. Motoko's all about beauty and youth, Batou's skin represents hard edges and a bit more dullness (though I'm still trying to strikes a balance between this and the idea of artificial skin), and Chief Aramaki's skin represents a much more matte like quality and less vibrant colors. If Batou wasn't my favorite character in GitS, I'd probably have chosen someone who had actual eyes, so that I could show the same sort of range of age degradation as I'm trying to do with human flesh. But I'm still having a lot of fun with this! :D
Still a WIP. Hoping to finish it all up tonight.
Monday, November 9, 2009
But anyways, I wanted Batou's skin to obviously not be as smooth as the younger Motoko, but a bit more worn and less resilient to represent his age. But I also wanted to give it a bit of an artificial/slightly plastic feel to it. Just to show how artificial his body is (I'm assuming his flesh is artificial, since he's supposed to be heavily cyborg'd :p )
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Here's Motoko (still got some clean up I'd like to do)
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
"Farewell" is based on my lesson learned. I spent about 1.5 hours on this one and I'm far more satisfied with the results. Much more simpler and tells a bit of a story.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Anyways, I'm back on the train, and hoping to get some more work done this week. I really want to dive in and try new things. Looking forward to sharing some of those things with you all. :]
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Here's a mock up of what this scene might look like "in-game" (if it was a game!).
The next few weeks might be a bit slow. I'll be moving to the Bay Area next Saturday in hopes of finding some work. If anyone wants to meet up to draw and stuff, let me know! Hopefully I'll find a nice figure drawing workshop to attend. :]
Monday, September 21, 2009
And here's a quick "step-by-step" tutorial.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
(I made a few extremely minor line tweaks in Photoshop and I tweaked the contrast level of the scan. Oh and of course I pieced the drawings together in PS.)
Monday, September 14, 2009
From L to R: head study, warrior class, peasant class, priest/political figure class
Then last version of the abandoned alien-centaur
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Total Individual Pieces of Art: 21
Sci-Fi Related Pieces of Art: 11
Fantasy Related Pieces of Art: 10
Environments: 7 (6 Fantasy, 1 Sci-Fi)
Characters: 4 (1 Fantasy, 3 Sci-Fi)
Tech: 7 (2 Mechs/Robots, 2 Vehicles, 3 Guns)
Illos: 2 (2 Fantasy)
Creatures: 1 (currently working on another one right now)
NDA Related: 8 (not factored into the final count)
It's definitely been a productive season for me and I've got a good batch of ideas for this coming fall. Hopefully I'll be able to balance out all the categories as it seems like it's often either heavy on the sci-fi or heavy on the fantasy. I am itching to work on some fantasy weapons. Maybe a crossbow of sorts or something steampunk-ish. Same goes with vehicles. Here's to the fall! :)
Monday, September 7, 2009
Here's the same image but without the scale dwarf and human figures:
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
And here's an early (sloooppyyy) digital sketch of the Centurion that was used as a base.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
And here's an early sketch. I was about 60% done with the image at this point.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Expect a new environment or creature soon!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
PS- I had fun with the (toxic) bubble gun! :p
Now I'm ready to start working on a vehicle (3 or 4 wheel vehicle). Yay!
EDIT: Sorry, forgot to mention that the idea/inspiration to create some guns came looking at Josh Kao's recent post on his blog! Good stuff, Josh!