Ahh I love studies. Whenever you're mind is pullin a blank in the imagination department, that's always a good time to brush on your technical skills and knowledge. The first is of course a study. The second was just a little sketch used to help practice my character design polish-ness (? lol), and the third was for a creature competition on CGHub. I may update the last two in the future to give it a retouch to have a much more finished, pleasant look.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
I haven't updated this in a while, so I thought I'd drop some recent stuff. Been doing a lot of studies, drawing, contests, and ideations as of late. The first was a Zhaoming Wu study I did about a week ago. He's an amazing artist and I would love to implement some of his use of edges, subtleties, and especially his color in my work in the future. After that study, I made sure to put what I learned to the test and made a little illustration of the last Aztec king, trying to utilize the use of the fall off and texture that I had did in the study.
I've also been participating in multiple challenges this past week, including Dominance War. These next two pieces were for CG Hub's Character Forge, both it's thumbnails and what I had for the deadline. Got to do more mileage!!!
This last piece is an oldie, about three months old. Did it for my composition class with Steve Hampton. The class was invaluable, as I've always had a foggy understanding with composition, however I feel so much more confident approaching it now. This too was a giant learning experience.