Monday, December 31, 2007
My older brother uses the handle BeerSkunk for every online application you can think of. I wanted draw up a cool avatar for him because I think the name is hilarious and conjures up some funny images.
So, using my new watercolors I came up with these two real quick. Unfortunatly the scanner cuts out some of the subtleties of the watercolor. I'll have to play around with scanning process to fix that. I've got some other ideas, maybe I'll draw them up and post them later.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
In my quest to work on my understanding of color, I requested a watercolor set for Christmas. I was lucky enough to get one and started working on some paintings right away. Here is what I came out with after a few tests and playing around.
I'm not sure if I like the inked one better, or the one I outlined in just a brown watercolor. I'll have to play around some more. What I learned from my testing is that watercolor is very forgiving. Just take a papertowel to an area to take out some of the pigment and rework it. Or a great way to add in some highlights.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Just saw the character designs for the new transformer animated series. All I have to say is that it look horrific. They are super organic (um.. Robots people) and super gay... I mean anime. Even noticed that they don't animate the transformation anymore, its just a blur and then they are changed. Dumb. I have a feeling at some point we are going to see Bumblebee make a face like the one above during the show.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Been sketching these simple "areas" for work that will be a part of the landing page of this web based game. This one came out particularly nice so I wanted to post it. I've neglected using color in the past but now I've been trying my best to include more, as you can tell from all of my recent posts.
All CC's are welcomes.
I really like the concept behind the Asari race in Mass Effect. An all "female" race, they reproduce through a mind meld with any other species or gender. Pretty unique in my book.
And Biotechs eat your face.
Still playing around with color. This time I used Photoshop for all the color. CC welcome.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Here is my warm up sketch for this morning. Still working on color and this time went for a more graphical style. Just hitting the figure with large areas. Not sure if it was successful. I also wanted to do more background stuff. I need to work on that A LOT more.
*edit Too much fun with Sketchup, added the guy with glasses.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Inspired by my friend Byran who is working on a Viking Zbrush sculpt and playing Assassin's Creed, I was inspired to draw something around that era and this is what came out. I'm also trying to put more color into my stuff and play around with that.
Found this amazing picture online and wanted to make a sketch of her because she was so interesting looking. I used Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop.
Found out Stephen Silver is doing an online class teaching Character Design. Way cool. He accepts 15 students at a time. Head over to his blog to learn more about it.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Well taking a tip off of the folks over at Gobelin and how they lay out there pre-production stuff I decided to start working on my Heyna Layouts. I put this together and would love any feedback on how to improve it. I did two versions with different fonts, not sure if its super cheesy or not...
I was over at my buddie Joe Karg's blog checking out some of his links and he told me about Mathieu Reynes. This guys is unreal! I love his stuff and I'm trying to ingest as much as possible. After going over his work I broke out my book "In Character" and began to draw some of the faces in there. These were the best ones to come out.
The other drawings are two faces I did on a dry erase board. I liked them so I took a picture of them with my phone. Dry Erase is one of my favorite mediums :)