For an illustration project I decided to do a bunch of quick studies to explore color and digital painting techniques.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
I did a watercolor painting for each day of November as part of the aquavember challenge which is similar to inktober. I used google streetview as reference for the landscapes. The first 7 were gouache on toned paper, the rest were transparent watercolor.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
I was playing a lot of Payday 2 over the summer and had the urge to do a scene inspired from that game for my first illustration project. It was a pretty ambitious project that I definitely learned a lot from by trying out some new techniques.
|Thumbnails. Chose #5 because I wanted to tackle something new, an interior with lots of figures.|
|I used some of my blender skills that I developed over the summer to create a 3D block mesh to paint over.|
So this semester I'm taking 2 figure drawing classes, and already almost to the halfway mark I've burned through hundreds of sheets of paper (I filled up a large newsprint pad, using both sides of the page, in the first week). One class is very traditional in it's approach by focusing on correct drawing and proportion and the other is more expressive and experimental. I'm just putting up some of my favorites that I did.
Friday, August 8, 2014
I took two oil painting classes this summer at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. Landscape with Mike Viera and figure painting with Hollis Dunlap. Both were great teachers and definitely helped improve my oil painting skills. Here is some of the work I did. All of these are 12"x16" and I spent about 3 hours on each.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Trying my hand at hard-surface modeling in Zbrush. It is still in progress though. The end result will be rendered out into an illustration. Thanks to Nick Zuccarello who visited a few weeks ago and demoed some of his techniques. I learned a lot from him and made the process a bit easier.