Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Painting the color blue

Didn't finish mr. green down there, but I did a quick 3.5 hour blue creature. Trying to play more with mixing colors, as well as hard and soft brushes. Still haven't gotten the hang of subsurface scattering. The anatomy's nothing special but I wasn't really focused on that aspect. That's about it for now.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lunchtime WIP

Started another painting tonight, only 1.5 hours in, some big green eating machine. Lighting and colors mostly laid out, just have to render it more and do all the little details, polish, and storytelling (he's probably gonna be slobbering and shit)

If I do 3 of these every week, I'm going to get better at a rate that actually makes me feel good about myself... ideally.

I'll finish it tomorrow, I swear.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Wow, my first post since I graduated. Sorry about that. I've felt less motivated to post on here since then for some reason. Hopefully, this will get me back into the habit of it.

Not going to be the art dump that it usually is for me this time, just a few paintings I've done in my spare time.

First one is a 6 hour photo study of Scarlett Johansson. I'm happy with the way the values look, but the shapes need work. Lots of work. I've never finished a portrait in Photoshop before so it was really great just to call something done. This was also the first study I've done without doing any color picking (that is, from the reference photo) which made it an infinitely more valuable learning experience.

Speaking of things I haven't finished... (and probably won't)
Here are a couple other WIP Paintings/concepts from the last couple months. Didn't really put more than a couple hours into the colored versions of either of them.

I'll get around to posting some of the ridiculous number of drawings from the past few months soon, I hope. I'll also be posting some work (probably) from Battle Nations when the next update goes live.