Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Study - Dec 7

Messing with a trail version of Painter.  The weird thing is, now that I've gotten used to photoshop's pressure -> opacity settings, I feel much less painterly when using painter.

Study from a portrait painting I found online, with skintones I really like.  This crappy study isn't really doing the original any justice though.  May redo in photoshop.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Studies: Dec 1

Realizing how much I don't know, time to go back to the studies.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DW5 Pre-challange WIP2

Color shift.  Hated the red light (because I suck at it!)  Also cropped it to reduce the amount of dead space around the characters.  Not quite feeling it tonight, so I'll prolly switch gears and do some studies instead.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DW5 Pre-challange WIP1

Trying to take on multiple challenges at once with this piece.  It's been a struggle thus far.

Need to learn anatomy, colored lighting, perspective, posing, and more ways to render/paint...

Monday, November 29, 2010

DW5 Pre-challange:Corrupted Value Sketch

Yahh... slacked off over Thanksgiving big time.  I blame my cold, Mount&Blade, and my terrible self-control.

A Week left till the challenge deadline.  Can totally do this!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

DW5 Pre-challange: shadow value sketch

Lunch has become a pretty productive time now that we can't get a Civ 5 game going, heheh.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dominance War Pre-Challenge sketches

Trying to get my butt off the gaming chair so I can do some art instead.  Dominance War V's pre-challenge seems like the perfect thing.


I'm doing the Shadow and the Corrupted.  Below are the thumbnails and sketches.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Monkey King

Started off wanting to make a full painting, but ran out of time this weekend after working on some WoW cards.  So here it is in its half-assed glory :P

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Angler Fish WIP

Felt like painting a sketch I did at sketch night today, so here goes!

Inked Drawing:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Zombified self-portrait WIP

It's been a while since I painted for fun, so I'm picking up a new character of the week topic on conceptart.org - depicting myself as a zombie.

And with all the WoW stuff I've been looking at lately, I couldn't help putting armor on myself.  Go figure.

Next to me is my golden retriever.  She looks much friendly in real life, but is just about as crazy.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Life painting, with costume

I really wish there was a longer pose so I can capture the awesome costume...

4 5-minute ones, 6 10-minute ones, and a 30-minute study.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sketch night - ancient robotic gargoyle

From this Monday's sketch night.  The "ancient" is the difficult part.  I don't think I succeeded in conveying that.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Centaurman versus Splashwoman

8-bit character redesign activity on conceptart.org.

Went to TX for laborday weekend as well as to help my boyfriend move in, and came back with a finance and a ring instead :)  Spent today moving him in and buying/building some furniture, as well as finishing this entry.

Here are characters one can choose for the activity.  I want mine to look really serious in contrast to the two goofy 8-bit megaman characters I'm basing my entry on.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lunch sketch - the orc statue

Computer ran out of juice halfway through the lunch + sketch session, and that'll be my excuse for this chicken scratch of a painting.  At least the computer's smart enough to turn itself off without losing my progress.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Life Drawing

Kind of not feeling the longer poses tonight... the 5-minute ones on top right beats out the longer ones hands-down.  At some point I'll learn to keep the simplicity and energy in the longer poses too.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Underground Fire Fighter

Sketch night, topic as stated.  Bonus animal is bat.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beach sketch and skech night doodles

Had a wonderful time painting on the beach last week, even though my rusty watercolor painting turned out pretty meh :P  Also, a couple of sketches from tonight's sketch night, topic being "shadow ninja of dragon octopus."  Crazy as usual.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Snow Spirit final

Attention span expired... moving on :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Snow Spirit WIP1 + 2

For conceptart.org's character of the week: Yuki-Onna, The Snow Spirit .

I've been starting a lot of WIP's, heheh.  I guess that's what happens when I'm pressured to produce polished work for my job.  It's just so fun to do loose sketches :P

Thanks to Gino's paintover, I have a better composition now :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Woods - Wip1

Just a color sketch so far.  Not sure where I want to take this one yet.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Life drawing

Too lazy to scan in the pencil sketches, so these will have to do.  5-10 minute poses mostly.  Just having fun.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Odd Pilot

Colored a sketch from last week's sketch night.  This guy is pretty weird, heheh.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The festival - WIP 1

Gonna see how much I can get done over the weekend.  It's been a while since I tried to do an environment painting.  All the fear about bad perspective need to go away.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gothic exercise - day 4

Architectural + perspective practice.  Still painful to do this :\  Need to do more.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pattern exercise - day 3

A speed painting of a Gothic architecture, study from photo.  It's fascinating how Gothic architectures put all the intricate elements together.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pattern exercise - day 1

Going to try to get back into the habit of doing one-hour daily studies.  Goal is a month's worth of pattern/architectural studies.  Kicking off with some patterns.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lord Remix Final

Spent too much of today enjoying the last Sunday of Starcraft II beta... and having Hulu on as the "background noise" proved to be pretty distracting :P

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out though - it could use more refinement, but in general I think I was able to say what I wanted to say without losing too much energy from the raw sketch.  Maybe it's just late and I'm more happy with my art than usual, heheh.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lord Remix WIP

Going to try to finish it tonight.Having a lot of fun with this one.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lord Remix Sketch 2

What's a better time to work on a contest than 2 days away from the deadline? :P

Character designed by Shwann, original character design art is here.  It's liberating to do other people's characters - gets me out of my little circle of comfort.

Friday, May 21, 2010

rhino lion

1-hr lunch doodle for daily sketch group on conceptart.org, the subject being "Creature • IMPRESSIVE ALIEN BEAST BLENDS QUALITIES OF BOTH RHINO & LION".

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

kekai brushes

Thanks to Jeff, I am now a proud owner of Kekai brushes :)  I've always been a huge fan of Kekai, and hopefully with his photoshop brushes I can steal a little bit of the liveliness that's present in all of his paintings.

Quick lunch study of... another face, heheh.  I changed her expression up subtly from the original photo.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ravenous Peacekeeper and Samurai Chef...

...walked into a bar...  ok, this is terrible.

The past 2 sketch groups had pretty crazy topics, seen at the title of this blog entry.

p.s. the Samurai Chef has a bonus topic, which is the kangaroo.