Friday, December 31, 2010

Holiday Rough Sketches

Here are some rough sketches I did this holiday. I usually don't show my roughs at this stage because they're very veeeery rough. I'm probably going to be taking one or two of these a bit further before I get back to work on some freelance projects. Stay tuned to see how much they change.





Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More progress on the model..

I started learning how to pelt, so it shouldn't be long before I get some proper textures on this guy. Also that hair is temporary. I'm still trying to decide how I want to tackle that.

Friday, December 24, 2010

3D Model

It's very early days on this model, but you can get a sense of how it'll look. I'll post my progress.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Work-In-Progress Concept Art

Haven't been able to do a ton of drawing lately. Holiday stuff. Here's a piece of concept art I've been chipping away at though.

Initial Sketch
This is the initial sketch I scan into the computer. There's usually a bit of finessing and adjusting in Photoshop to make sure the proportions are working.



Colour & Texture
I set the layer style of the sketch to 'multiply' and then paint some base colour underneath. I also overlay any textures I need. In this case I did some cloth textures for his clothing.



Highlights & Occlusion
To push the darks and lights, I draw over the sketch using black and white, which I then set to 'overlay'. This will brighten or darken any colour beneath it.



Shadows
I paint in some shadows, lower the opacity and set the layer to 'multiply'.



Side Highlights and Additional Details
I add the side highlights, some hair on his head and face and some imperfections to his skin.

Still a ways to go on this one before it's done. I'm going to chip away at it further over the holidays, but will most-likely come back to it after moving on to some other things.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nudie!

I'd like to think she's adjusting her underwear in the back there.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Card!

Self Portrait

I haven't done one of these in a while, and truth be told they haven't exactly been the most honest looks in the mirror either. I think this one is pretty spot on though..

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

God of War?

Here's a sketch I did a while back. Kinda looks like God of War maybe?

Playing with Perspective

I did these on the plane ride home from the Dominican this October. I normally find it difficult to let go and really play with perspective like this. It must have been the week of relaxing by the ocean and pool. Opened up my brain pores.





Tough Lookin Characters

The two on the right are designs I did a while back for a great CG guy named Chris Nelder out of the east coast. The one on the left is a sketch I did the other day.

Angel Design

I'm currently working on a feature, and incorporating a collage technique into the designs I'm doing for it. This is an example I did yesterday.

New Blog!

Hey everyone. I've got a new blog!

Now I know that my attempts at maintaining an ongoing blog in the past have been less than consistent, but that's all going to change. Keep a look out for lots of new artwork.