Saturday, September 25, 2010

Spaz Posting

I'm making myself stop painting to keep some sort of school-appropriate sleep schedule, here's where I'm leaving off for tonight:

I think I might have made the hairs too sharp and clear, not sure yet. The hat is insanely intricate, after that, it should be relatively smooth sailing, I hope.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Project 1 Complete, More Portrait Updating

Here's Project 1 completed (From Editorial Illustration). The piece is based on the dilemma in Chile, where miners are trapped very deep underground. They must send everything down a shaft to them; food, letters, etc. The miners are expected to remain there until the end of the year while a method of extraction is put into action.

A little more progress made today with the 2nd portrait for Digital Illustration. Painting opaquely is coming a little bit more naturally. It's a little strange to be able to just cover up anything that isn't working. Yet this is also very liberating as I can experiment with lots of colors and glazing/etc.

I will post up some sketches and color studies for the next Editorial piece soon.

Portrait #2

Here it is, very early on, just started today. Will be using both Photoshop and Corel Painter 11. I'm approaching this like a traditional oil painting. I'll post the steps later on. Having a great time painting this one.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Portraits in Progress

3 portraits are in the works. Pencils are done for all 3; 2 were done traditionally in pencil and the last was drawn in Photoshop. All will be painted in Photoshop using different methods/brushes/palettes. Here is a little preview of one...

Monday, September 20, 2010

First Digital Piece

Here is a concept for a character for a project I'll be working on; probably for the whole year. It's a very rough visualization to try to touch on some character attributes. Drawn and colored in photoshop. I approached this more like a quick marker comp than any kind of comprehensive study. More in depth drawings will come.

There will probably be 2 or 3 more for this character, in alternate clothes, hairstyle, gesture, etc. Along with that will be other characters, palette studies, environments, bars, police stations, etc. Pretty excited to work on this.

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's been a long time my dear

Yes, it's been quite a while since my last update. Here are a few things:

This is a current piece for Editorial Illustration - Pencils and a color study (the scanner at school was not functioning so I had to rely some bad lighting for pictures).
This is a logo design for my digital illustration class. It's my first real attempt at doing anything in Illustrator, so bare with me.

I like otters, so here you go!

Not too much to talk about here, started with a pencil sketch, then pen tool overlay, then live paint.