Thursday, March 31, 2011

#076 Mini

While I'm toiling away at my dragon battle, which hopefully will be completed soon, you may feast your eyes upon this Morris Mini-Minor color sketch that I did in Corel Painter a few months ago. We'll be exploring Painter 11 more in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

#075 Dragon Battle Concept: Color Comp

Here we have the beginnings of some color in our scene. It seems sort of washed out now, because number one, my color layer is set to "Color" mode in Ps, and also because my Photoshop images almost always look worse in a web browser. I'm still learning how to correct this.

One of the almost unanimous comments in class was that the dragon's color and value needs more separation from the desert color and value. And to this, I heartily agree.
So: Right now it is Spring Break and some down time, and possibly a couple of other little side projects, and then, next week: The FINAL.

Prepare yourselves.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

#074 Dragon Battle Concept: Value Comp

Another late-night transmission from the old drawing desk tonight.
Here's the aforementioned concept art piece we're working on in class. Right now I'm just working through getting the values right. The above image is a progress shot. I'm still thinking through the value relationships here, trying to place emphasis in the right place using lights/darks, and making sure everything "works". Next I will start laying in the basic color, and then refining that later. At this stage, it's all about getting it right, because you don't want to have to go back and fix anything. There is no turning back here people!!
So, there you have it. Stay tuned for glorious Technicolor!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

#073 Dragon Battle Concept (Preliminary Sketches)

Here are some glimpses into my sketchbook from this past week. I'm in the process of creating a piece of concept art for a film of my own conception as another school project. All I can tell you right now is that it involves: space, dragons, nomads, princes, fighting, swords, deserts, volcanoes, lava, and some weird space vehicles.

Sounds interesting, but I think I have bitten off more than I can chew.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

#072 Olympic Stamp Progress

Here's a shot of my progress in school this week on an "Olympic Postage Stamp" we're creating. I chose bobsledding because, um, I just chose bobsledding. It's fast and cool. Right? I don't know, I don't really watch the Olympics. But If I had to choose one Olympic sport that I thought was cool, it would probably be Bobsledding. And that's why I chose it. Because it's cool. Right.

Anyway, I wanted to post this because I wanted to prove to you that in reality most of my artwork looks like junk. But hopefully this one will improve slowly but surely. Stay tuned!