Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Yeah. Another quick sketch. Trying to see if I want to try and add a big set around my characters, and make that be the story. This just kept getting muddier and muddier and there was no saving it. Its a little detatched, but I like the composition still. The tail totally framing the scene seems way over the top now, and the worst part is it hardly reads. I'll definitely take the top curl out of any further incarnations. The idea of this scene, and the initial confrontation still seems pretty solid. I'm definitely going to try and shoot this from a few angles around the room to see if I can up the drama a little more. If I was better with lighting, I'm sure I could punch this up too, but alas, I aint.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Little Red Riding Hood image I inked up for the Sixfatninjas.com Wizard World Texas sketchbook I mentioned in last fridays post. Lost the .psd to this peice too.....which sucks, cause I spent a freaking long time inking it up all nice and junk (again, all of it was done in photoshop. If anything came out of this last sketchbook experience, it's that I now feel 100% more confident throwing down a solid black line). I'm still really happy with the idea, and my fascination with all the imagery this story offers seems to be near limitless (and by limitless, I mean I have 6 more ideas), so it's no stretch for me to say this will definitely become one of the major themes of this terrifying blog into a broken mans psyche.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
A bunch of little throw away monster designs I did for the sketch book the fellas at SFN put together for Wizard World Texas last year. I wanted to really try for a new, clean line, computer inked style for these. I like they way they turned out.
Funny story, I lost every single .psd I made for my sketchbook this year, and it was a ton of work. Wait, that story wasn't funny at all. I actually wanted to revisit these and add some color to these creeps, but with the .psd's M.I.A, looks like this may be as far as they'll ever get.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
My second Suicide Girl in as many nights. I sketched her out during a meeting today. Like this a lot better than last nights, but I really wanted so much more for the hair and tats (Imagination FTL), but the 1hr mark rolled around and I want to force myself to stop there for these Blog posts (for the speedpaints at least) I like the stylization I'm getting in the bodies though. I'm definitely trying for a wonky sexiness, and this is closser to the mark in that regard fer shure.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
So yeah, expect to see a theme arise over the next few (thousand) posts. Started this one thinking it was gonna be a 1hr Speed Paint. Turned out to be a 2 hr frustration fest as me and photoshop and my Cintique got to know each other again after the long break. Good times. That being said, I'm never truly satisfied with anything that I try and start directly in CG. I don't know what the block is, mentally or technically (both?), but I must approach a peice differently from that of just sitting and sketching it out old school pencil-to-paper styles. That'll be how I do tomorrow without a doubt. Tonights offering displeases me.
P.S I got a J.K Waterhouse and Bruce Timm book with the gift certificate as well. The Waterhouse book is unreal. Those old masters are kinda jerks, what with their perfect color, composition, lighting and anatomy. Bruce is a jerk too, but in a different way. Rest assured though, I hate them both.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Enjoy, and welcome.