Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Waiting

I feel like I get to a certain point in paintings these days where I can still go further and I NEED to take it further. Like this is about 3-4 hours of paintings. But that's nothing, I could refine this so much more. But I cant really say or know how I would do anymore, do I just up-res it and max out the details and textures. That feels pointless, but I know this feelings lacking in a certain polish. Maybe I need some 'effects' and stuff on it. I was thinking I could add snow to everything, like a little dusting. Maybe a cool helicopter coming into land on the pad.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Arctic Avenger

I definitely think I got something going with these. I just need to find out what it is and push it some more. My line-work still doesn't feel right. Its not quite super-clean, but its not messy/sketchy. I might work a little looser and have some fatter or less opaque lines and stuff. I think I might paint this one too. Practice moving on from lineart to painting without becoming dependent on the linework for the painting. We'll see. I think I will use the whole white/blue stuff too, has a cool icy/snowy setting to it.
I'm enjoying doing these:

Saturday, 11 February 2012

I'm not very good at this.

Another little doodle.
Practicing, as Prometheus put it 'Greebles'. I'm not very good at it though. Too much stuff that is un-important and superfluous. I would like to paint this up properly; My linework isn't very flattering really. Its a bit messy and my line weights are REALLY bad. Put all the details in the wrong places with the wrong sized lines.

Greebles get explained here; Go read

Monday, 6 February 2012

Fact: Band of Brothers is the best TV series ever.

Today is good day.

Igor gets a New Name

Making progress with this, most likely its done. Polishing concept art stuff to an insane degree seems silly some times, since in the working space I doubt concept art ever goes beyond the 'just as much as is needed' space. Anyways, I've got more stuff coming up, I'm pushing my portfolio and moving into a bit of 'tech' phase.

EDIT - Gotta going too fast, forgot to put a picture in :S


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Igor Lives on

Hohoho messing with rendering settings is WAY TOO much fun to be healthy. I should'nt be enjoying this as much as I am. Gotdamn. Probably just gonna do a paint over of this now for the portfolio. My texturing would just ruin my nice geometry. Some more bits added: