Saturday, July 5, 2014

Life Drawings

Long time no posts!

I took some time during the long weekend to scan and compile some life drawings from the last year.  I've tried to make a conscious effort to hit at least one figure drawing session a week since I graduated.











Virtual Plein Air

There's this amazing group I've found on facebook called "Virtual Plein Air".  The idea is that you basically find a cool location on google maps streetview and paint from it, and when you're done, you post it to the facebook group.  You'd be surprised what kind of cool locales you can find.  I did a few.



Unfortunately I don't have the google maps links for either of these.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Still Life Paintings

I've had these paintings on file for some time.  These were meant to be quick, 3 hour tops still life studies that I'd do after work:












Sunday, December 1, 2013

Portraits

I got into a rhythm of doing sketches and doodles from Star Trek as I started watching through every series on Netflix.  Here's a couple:




Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lab Workshop Block In

I took a break from digital painting to start up a side 3D project.  I found a cool piece of concept art done by one of the artists from Polycount that I felt would make a nice little side project to keep me busy.  Here's the concept done by linkov on Polycount:  


Please feel free to check out the rest of linkov's work and his profile on Polycount here:  


In my spare time from work I've slowly been working on a 3D block in of this concept that's more or less done for it's purposes at this point:


From here, the more involved, refined modeling/texturing starts.  For this project in particular, I want to try my hand at 3D Coat since I've heard it does wonders for models that involve a hand-painted look.  Time to grab the free demo soon to see if I like it.

Otherwise, I intend to combine Zbrush and hard surface modeling with a hand painted look, and will likely put this project in an engine like UDK when I'm further along.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Landscape Painting

I've been working on this landscape painting in my spare time from work.  Based from a photo:


I've been thinking about starting up a new 3D project soon.  It'll likely be something small to start to get back in the rhythm of my usual process, but hopefully it'll evolve into a larger project.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Noah Bradley Study

Just a quick post before hitting the hay tonight.  Here's a Noah Bradley painting study I've been working on and off for the last few days:




You can find the original here:  http://www.noahbradley.com/wp-content/uploads/Noah-Bradley_Street-Concept.jpg

Time for sleep!  Maybe.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Nick Carver Study

A rough study from one of Nick Carver's paintings:


Monday, May 20, 2013

Jesse Van Dijk Study

Roughly a 2 hr 45 min study of one of Jesse Van Dijk's paintings:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ice Cave Painting Study

I did a study of an ice cave painting I found from http://www.conceptroot.com/, unless I'm mistaken.



More studies to come soon.  Ideally I plan to do one a day, maybe about 3 hours each.