Month: September 2013

Colour on the portrait?

I figure I should it wrap it up with this portrait I’ve been doing, right? I finished it – added some colour. I’m gonna be a jerk and make you click a link to go see it instead of posting it here. If ya check my website regularly, you’dve (Nova Scotian grammar for ya) seen it already!!

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Concept Art – Silhouettes & Vampire Myth

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I should stop lying and saying I’m not up to “that much” when people ask me about my creative work. I don’t rush myself, but I definitely have a lot going on and a lot of projects rotating from the back burner. Here are some silhouettes from my Digital Painting class. These are to generate some ideas for a concept, and are meant to be quick. Jeevan, my teacher, says what’s most important is that they shape has a good composition. If it looks good like this, it will look great enlarge with full detail. So here I have some different character ideas – a previous character I am working on up-top, the weird fuckin’.. George Bush thing, and some concepts for a harpy or a dragon.

Let me tell you about the floating mask with a spine at least – I was reading a great Asian period comic (if my memory for titles and names existed, I’d love to tell you what it was), and I learned through the story about these vampire creates. They are basically floating heads that have become disembodied, and to survive, they must capture a person, steal their body, and consume their blood. The monsters in the story were ritualistic and powerful – they would lure beautiful woman, kill them, steal the corpse. Because one body doesn’t last forever, this was a continuous process. I’m guessing it’s implied that either through magic or some creepy process, the brain in the head has the ability to consume.

SPEEDPAINT VIDEO

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C’est fini! Actually, not really, my Digital Painting teacher, Jeevan Dhamindra, pointed out some lighting mistakes I should change. I’ll post an update, and you guys can compare and see the difference in fixing subtle mistakes. I’m a huge advocate for attention to detail. Eitherway, here is a speeeddddpaaaintt videeeeo!!!!! I made of this. First one ever. Watch it and share it, I’ll love you.

Prints:

 

George Bush Mask – Silhouette

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This is a silhouette I was doing to generate some ideas for concept art for my portfolio. I was walking down the street on a very hot day, and I kind of hallucinated while turning my head and looking at two different people crossing the street. Mixed a gangsta guy with a girl in heels, and I thought – that’d be a cool thief character. For some reason, I thought she would conceal her identity with a George Bush mask. That’s what I would do if I was robbing banks anyway. This is kind of a bizarre sketch now that I look at it again.

Reddit Gets Drawn Portrait – Progress

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Process shots of my value study/portrait study. I was super excited to do this so I got to this point super fast. Doing the rest of the shirt is a little more labourious, because it’s a lot of the same and the repeating cleans get confusing to look at. The best part is always doing the face, but I also enjoyed doing the really subtle 3D curve in the shadow on her..boobs. Yup.

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Now what to do with the background? I don’t want to just copy the photo of course… and the BG in the background IS kind of boring. I think I will do a beach since I feel like she belongs on a beach.