I'm completely inspired by Deus Ex right now, so big, tall buildings are the in thing right now, as well as lots of lighting at dark (something I normally don't do). School is actually really good this semester, woah.
First life drawing of the day, 'salright. Careful warmup.
I've still got a way to go though. Trying to break the habit of stopping my lines is probably the hardest habit I've had to break in art. That and the concept of "looking at the page" instead of how one should be looking at the model is a little harder to pull off digitally, but I'm still trying!
Some days were just irritating, and things got deleted. Here's some of what I've got, including my most recent effort, a portrait that took far too long but came out pretty nicely.
I spent far too many hours trying to get his glance's angle correct, dear god. I think I might rework the eyebrows a little, though.
This actually isn't anything recent, just a series of desert-esque thumbnails I made that I ran across not too long ago, I might try to work with them soon.
Anatomy study with a quick duplicate and paintover just to try and visualize how light would fall on the figure. Based it on a reference with reinforcement from various books (habit I'm trying to get into.)
Anatomy study, moreso on focusing on the muscles as plains, done from a reference. Since I was focusing on muscles, I just blocked in the head that was wrapped in some strange bandage. The lack of blending makes the skin look a little metallic, though. Blah.
Fun times. School is closer than I'd like it to be (but isn't it always?), but I'm gonna be working my ass off in life drawing, couldn't be more thrilled. I feel like I'm ahead of the game sometimes, but I know there's so much more to go, so it's not all that reassuring.
Just a character concept sketch for today, if only to get some of this laziness taken care of. I've been doing sketches, but nothing has really been pursuit-worthy. Though I plan to do portrait studies for a while along with some anatomy books.
Well, here's the set of seasonal / elemental illustrations to accompany my final designs for color theory. I can't say they're amazing or anything, but applying some color theory to illustration is always a good thing. Makes it all make sense a bit more. Got as much done as I could before I had to put these down.
Order (if you can't tell, if that's true then that's not a good sign):
I would've liked to add more detail to their environments, but I just didn't have enough time this go around.
Getting back to it between classes, just a couple of studies. Trying something I saw in one of James Gurney's books, to simplify to just black & white (yellowish). Since I enjoyed these, expect more later when I'm looking for something to do instead of Color Theory.
I bought a couple of water brush pens to do some traditional versions of these with ink in my sketchbooks. Halfway just to start prepping for Illustration 1. That's right, three months in advance. Watch yourselves.
Edit: This would be the exercise I was mentioning. Apparently I'm cheating, oops.
Just a quick study today, and a quick painting I was working on a while back as just a sketch.
Paper knocked out, glad to have that off of my shoulders. I may not be staying COMPLETELY true to my 1 work/day, but I'm damn close, and it's doing me tons of good. Psyched for my portfolio review, gonna rattle the cages a little bit. I almost was preparing for the idea of walking out due to the apparent hate of sketchbook work, but I was informed that as long as you speak about how it's relevant, all will go well.
Updated it a little bit, fixed the reflected light, sharpened it a bit.
Bet you all thought this was gonna be some deep, emotional post. Haha, suckers. Fun study of some sweet medieval body armor.
In other news, color theory is letting me pick colors accurately much easier, does this mean I have to be glad I took the class?Damnit. Supposed to get my schedule for Fall '11 semester today; if I don't get Life Drawing, heads will roll. That being said, I have a pretty good shot at it. Also I give "Wasting Light" rock album of the year, and I'm not even a huge Foo Fighters fan. They're amazing when they're good, and boring when they're anything less. Believe me, they're amazing.
This one took a while, but I put a lot more into it. I still need to do his tattoos and detail the gun. So I'll probably count this as two studies (I'd like to say three, but then I just sound lazy to myself..)
In other news, the new Foo Fighters album "Wasting Light" is now streaming on their website in amazing quality. It's fucking amazing; easily their best album in a while. Check it out.
I have some of the legendary weekend procrastination going on. Video games claimed my life for far too long today. Fear not! I'll make up for it later today with two incredibly amazing posts later. In the meantime, here's some art. Some Alan Lee, perhaps?
I've been lazy. I suppose it happens to everyone, but I'm done with being lazy. That being said, I'll be uploading at least one of these studies a day for as long as I can (unless school just kicks my ass for a day). I'd be doing more today, but it happens to be one of those ass-kicking days that is making me study my ass off.
I'm gonna try to go back to that diver piece at some point, too, but I'm a little hesitant to detail it.
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