Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Some more composition explorations

Needed a quick break between detailed work which was becoming frustrating. Wanted to do some quick composition sketches. Getting a inspiration from videogames and some photo's I found interesting. I bought shadow of Mordor the other day and it surprised me how engaging it can be. Also Photo mode <3

Monday, 12 September 2016

Figure drawing studies

 Been doing quite a bit of figure studies these days. Learning from Andrew loomis' book figure drawing as well as doing quickposes and arranging sketchnights for our local artists. It's very encouraging to see steady improvement in my lines and general posture skills.

Here are some of the sketches I did as a morning warmup. All of these were done in 1 minute or less

Big bird in a small cage

I'm finally calling this piece done! There are still parts I'd love to do over now that I now how to do it better but I love it how it is now.

Been working on and off for a good few weeks/months(?) and it has been a lovely voyage through frustration, excitement and fuzzy feelings when all the parts came together. Very excited to get this out!

Image on the left is the initial sketch I made to get the tone and feel right. I really wanted a warm and mysterious setting for this to work. So I started with all warm colors and gradually built up the color scheme after the sketch. Through feedback I realised it needed a bit of balance so I added more cyan and an off screen blue light on the left. This gave some more gravitas to the existing warm color scheme.

Credit where credit is due to one of my favourite bands out there: Patrick Watson to inspire me with his song 'big bird in a small cage'   And my friend Zouhayer Gharbi for relentless feedback and encouragement. Also the Dutch concept artist facebook group which has been really helpful :)

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Banner hero pose exploration

Was asked to do a banner for a client. Some exploration for the dynamic we were going to use. Very fun to do!