So no updates in a while. I've been spending most of my free time since the last update on the Gears of War 3 contest on deviant. Still not done, there were a few iterations and changes in ideas during the beginning, but here is a work in progress. I finished the black and white/value studies and have been on the coloring for about 2-3 hours. Overall I think I have spent so far (on this piece alone and not counting the scrapped ones before) about 6-7 hrs.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Been out and about all weekend, but squeezed in few sketches. Went jogging and biking around the docks by Brisbane and sketched out a few boats. Not too amused by my crosshatching here, felt like I should've just left it as flat lines. Other sketches of wife, cousins, and myself, or my feet to be specific. I've always hated drawing feet, but realized that was why the feet in my work has always sucked, so there you go, if you're getting too comfortable you're probably not trying hard enough.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
So the previous piece I worked on for Skribble, instinctively I just felt that I was trying too hard and thinking too much. The contest should be a more relaxed exercise, so I backtracked and grabbed my initial idea of a thinking Langur Monkey sitting on a tree and painted it in Painter 11. Turns out this was much more well received than the first. Sometimes you gotta go with your gut, I guess.