Sunday, May 27, 2012

Jurassic Study

I've been trying to get better at digital painting lately. I feel like I'm a much better draftsman than painter. My brain just doesn't work like a lot of the badass speedpainters' do. I always have to map stuff out with a line drawing ahead of time (not terribly speedy). Diving straight in and carving out shapes never works for me. I know I'm still doing a ton of stuff wrong, but here's a study I did of a frame of Jurassic Park 3. It's a nice exercise because I don't have to plan anything out and can just worry about shapes and colors.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic Portraits

A while back I did some portraits of characters for the Star Wars: The Old Republic website. I learned a lot doing them. I had varied successes and failures as I blasted through them all. I took a few photos here and there for some very rudimentary pose reference to save time, but most of the time just invented poses. I really wish I'd taken some photos for the sake of lighting reference. Getting those forms to turn and have skin feel stylized but somewhat real was really tough with invented lighting. That said here are some of my favorites.

Bowdaar the Mighty

Darth Jadus

Jewla Nightbringer

Mandalore the Vindicated

Nemro the Hutt

Qyzen Fess