I need to get better at architecture, so I did the form for the architecture in 3Dsmax, then drew all the lights, people and cars... reflections over that. I drew over the whole 3D thing actually, so there's nothing of the 3D sketch left. Need to work more on the 3D sketch next time. #Vagrant before the wars. Nothing official, however... just how I imagine it might've been.
He's basically The Guy with the Big Club. The picture started out as a character exercise, anatomy and pose etc. Since I got a lot of critique for not having diverse enough textures, I wanted to work more on that as well. White sneakers wasn't the best choice for shoes perhaps, hehe. He's the one with bad taste in clothing though, not me. And he's quite smug about that club of his. SMASH!
A little picture I did this morning. I didn't really have a thought for it, I was doodling in Painter and this was the second doodling. It had a cartoony flying guy so I started taking it from doodle phase to something more finished. Now with the jungle and all, I made the figure into a baboon. Apes are crazy.
I haven't had a computer at home for 3 weeks, and I haven't been able to draw much for three weeks (except for scenery). So I made this sketch to see if I still had It. It's some kinda Bubba-Croc', I just drew what first came to mind.
Aright, this is the first time I've sat down and made a background and stuff in Painter 8. I like Painter 8, because you really have to think about how you hold the tablet pen and stuff. Anyway, The thing I thought when I did this was "Hey, what about a blood-red background". And then I just worked from there.
I'm still working on backgrounds, as you can see. Anyway, I got fond of that door I did in my previous picture, and wanted to do something like that again - but the door more in focus. So, these guys (the squirrels were added later hehe) are adventurers in a distant future. They've shot their way through room after room filled with traps, enemies and badly DM'ed NPC's. Now they just have to step through the door to the treasury.
I was reading a WWF magazine, and I saw an inspiring young kit. It was rather interesting, because they had managed to take a photo of it when it looked really sad. And I felt a connection between that young animal and kids who have to work at the age of nine, etc. I don't know what I want to say with the picture. I guess in a way I want to say everything. It could be a funny picture, or one of those "aww cute" ones. I'd like that, but for me it'll always be "He has no parents."
I just realized - just like that - how to make shading easier and more pretty. I was looking at some concept art when I realized how I could achieve this. So I made a couple of sketches with this method. This is one of them.
I often use a more traditional painting approach to digital art, which can probably be seen on the background. It was mainly a background exercise actually, as those are very important. It's something like the spanish inquisition. The man has given up, so the Inquisitor is about to put his sword away.
Well, it's a three hours doodle. And no it's not Joseph, even though it's an elephant. I suppose I felt for doing something midly sci-fi again. Last stuff I've done has been fantasy. Oh well, it was done and done in Photoshop.
This picture is of a character of mine, an elephant. He's dead now and I've always imagined he'd be in some kind of Alice in Wonderland kind of world. They're all smoking and fishing in an "Old Chap" english kind of way. I made it in Photoshop, as are all the sample images I'm using for this application.
Ah well, they're both friends really. The mouse is a pest, though. They have no tails. I figured since we evolved from apes and we don't have tails, there might be a furry universe were the furries don't have tails. Where they're all lazy, like that mouse.
Shoot-out on the mecha... not what Pira had planned, and the Three Zeppelins allready adorned the heavens. Not that she had time to contemplate the prophecy with that wolf trying to gun her back to next week, she thought as she fired another plasma round. It hit nothing but fungi, and the Three were already getting close to the sun.
Phew, first piece that hasn't been a sketch in over a month, I believe. At first I had intended this picture to be the clich%E9 "someone looking out over a landscape". But when I finished the background, I decided to make it the clich%E9 "Some dudes hunting another dude that isn't on the picture, but people know they're hunting someone and since they can't see that fellow they think they're clever for figuring it out." Photoshop... hmm, a couple of hours. No "pencil" sketches for people or background. I like underpainting better.
We were discussing shading and snow in #Vagrant, and I looked at some photos and I become highly inspired. I love snow, visually. The piece didn't come out as i wanted... it looks better in higher resolution, and without the characters in it *L* ... most of the texture is lost in this resized version.
The vast army of the rats were often called the Black Plague, and by some the Dark Blood Plague. For when one saw them running across the plains, their blood red banners mingled against their dark fur like a dithered pattern. And they were the most efficient plague the earth had ever encountered.
Bleh, someone had already taken the filename vroom. Oh well, this is the result after a long session of car exercises. I realized I had never drawn a real car, which in my mind is bad. I had an ass-long description here, but I don't remember it. Anyway, this one's not photoreferenced as you can see. And that's why I drew cars. So I could make my own cars! VROOM!
aright... second upload. Forgot his tail! Anyway, this is Zed Cactus III, hopefully a character for #Vagrant. I did an earlier sketch of him, he's a hyena. Hmm. Painter 8, 55 min. (an hour because I forgot the tail)