Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chow190 - Kitsune

update - wasn't able to 'paint' this thing up so I threw on a bunch of color and graphics to give the general idea of what I was goin for... meh

I've lost my drawing momentum over the last few days... not really into it for some reason. Getting hooked onto the olympics is not helping especially with the time diff and all the cool stuff happening later - so it eats into my evenings.
I really need to get some life drawing classes in - or at least do more studies. I'm gonna try to focus on observation of reference, instead of making things up. It takes a suprising amount of concentration for that stuff - esp with anatomy.

Gonna try to squeeze this chow drawing in before monday...
here is my final comp are some quick sketches to figure out pose costume etc.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


update - adding details but its starting to get messy and I feel like I'm losin the essence of it...*sigh*

based on a photo of a favela in Morumbi in Sao Paolo

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

chow 189 Zach&theDoombots

...whew - "done". I didn't get to some elements like extra lights from the bot and cleaning up some lines. this topic was so hard to design - if was just about the character or just the bot, it would have been way easier. Also I found myself coming back to more line drawing and coloring with overlays as opposed to painting directly with colored strokes etc.

ok - here is my final comp

robots are always a are my ideas so far:

probably next are a bunch of robot sketches - this is gonna take a while.

starting off with some quick silhouettes of 'zach' for this chow.

...this is a neat topic.

enviro speedpaint

another speed paint - 35min. playin with colors and lighting - so tough to get this right.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

chow188 sketch

ok - this is 'done'

and here is the start of my final comp:

This was a fun character drawing. here are some of my initial tablet sketches, probably should have done more but I figured out what I wanted to do. I also did a couple of pencil sketches:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

speed paint for eow134

ok - here is the best I can do with this... not happy with it but gonna post it anyways to inspire further improvement

i'm really out of my element with this one. you'd think my first experience of a quebec winter would impress more upon me... guess I need look out the window more often.

boring comp - was supposed to be more iconic feeling with the low horiz but i've messed up persp in a few areas and didn't establish a sense of scale so...blah.

will try to fix this tomorrow.

Friday, February 5, 2010

char speedpaint

i'm trying to stay loose and resolve larger volumes, shapes and lighting as I'm doing this one. I may have made this harder on myself with the way I set up some of the lighting. also previous paints have me detailing too early in random places so I will try not to draw lines until the very end. Its about 1.5 hours in...

thanks grant.h for the tips

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

one for CHOW

wow really struggled to finish this. I think really should have spent more time on larger volumes and consistent lighting - next time.

[Edit] the first one was bothering me so had to quickly sketch this one... more boring pose but would probably be easier for me to actually finish

this is a sketch for the current c.h.o.w. on the ca forums....

didn't really wanna post this cuz its all over the place, keep starting and stopping and forgetting what I was working on... but if I know its up here then it serves motivation for improvement.

not sure why but I find it hard to stay loose with characters as opposed to environments. I start rendering a bit in one area then moving to another... making it feel like I'm not progressing arghhh.