Thursday, August 25, 2011

Creature Madness!

The dinosaur.

A flying creature.

And some Giant Alien Cyborg.

The three images shown above are some creature designs that I've been working on over the past week. It amazes me how much faster I've gotten at painting these kinds of things. 8 months ago just painting one of these would have taken me at least a full week. Now I can do one of these creature designs in about an hour. I never used to be very good at creating creatures. But I've found recently that for me, the best way to make some creatures is to have no plan or idea of what its going to look like. Just start sketching odd lines and then try to make something out of the linework you see before you. It keeps it fresh and uninhibits the mind I feel. Until next time. Keep Drawing!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Creature in the Closet!

This is just a quick (very quick) creature design that I did in photoshop. I built it off of a silhouette based on a quick gesture warm up that i do before I start drawing each day. I'm pleased with the way it turned out. But as all artists usually do, even tho I called it done for this phase, there are still things that I'd like to fix or re-arrange or add. But I'm restraining myself haha. Still working on a book storyboard and book dummy. More things to come! Happy drawing!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I've been watching some online tutorials and learning a few techniques which have been useful. In this image I tried fusing a man's face with a bear. It came out ok, but could use a few different variations if I was working to develop the character further. But for now it was just a quick study. Which is also why it looks fairly rough. I'm pleased with it, especially being that it was created, to this point, in about an hour and a half. Thats my quickest time yet. This new technique I'm using might be utilized a lot more.

Here I just tried a few different color variations. The two ends I realized afterwards that they looked very similar. I was trying different approaches for the colors but in the end I kept thinking fur, so i edged towards the brown.