Monday, June 30, 2008

Long Time...

Man, it's been awhile since I last posted. So what's happened? Well, I moved (which is partly to explain my absence,) been doing some artwork that will hopefully lead to a job, and I had to reformat my computer recently. Now that stuff has kinda settled down, I'm back on track with this again.

Here's some block studies of people that I've been doing lately. Usually if I hit a drawing funk or don't seem to be improving a whole lot I'll switch up my approach to keep it fresh. Lately my people have been loose and getting away from me, so I switched over to a method I learned in my drawing classes (I think it's derived from Glen Vilppu, but I'm not sure.) I like doing these, it's really clear and defined where the planes are and where everything in space is, but it can still be loose and energetic. Also, taking a cue from James Gurney, I used a water soluble pencil and one of my water brushes to lay down tone. I LOVE this method. I've never been a fan of smudging the pencil around, since it muddies up everything (at least when I do it), but this basically gives me the pros of smudging without the rest of the crap that goes with it. I'm still getting used to it, but it's been fun.

Also, as a sidenote, I haven't forgotten about my Creature Spotlight! Here's a sneak-peek at what's coming up. This little guy is gonna be fun to paint...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Graduation! And a Slug.

So I'm done with college! I guess it's a big step, but it hadn't really sunk in. So to comemorate the occasion (and because I'm busy with other stuff I can't show yet,) here's something I did about two weeks ago. It's a tossed Creature Spotlight concept, since I wanted to try a more centipede-like critter, but same idea. So here it is, the first version of the Lava Slug! I have no idea why this silly thing can't upload the right colors, but once I figure it out, I'll edit this post.

EDIT: Hey, I got the right colors up! Enjoy, new post will be coming soon.