Saturday, April 26, 2008

Online Class Assignment #2

A very quick female torso study for an online class assignment.

Zbrush and Photoshop

Friday, April 18, 2008

Online Class Assignment #1

I am taking a online class in Art History and for one of the assignments we had to create an image that had qualities of one of the styles we are studying. I took my inspiration from the Post-Impressionist, even though this doesn't really look like a Post-Impressionist work I think it has qualities of that style: vivid colors, thick application of paint, distinctive brushstrokes and real-life subject matter.
A bit about my process. Instead of smoothing out my initial strokes I left them. I didn’t try to define everything and even left some pixels/polygons in the hair. After the sculpt I took it in to photoshop and used broad unrefined strokes of blues and reds. I wanted to create an emotion of forlornness, like this guy has been left in the rain or he’s waiting for something that’s not going to come. The red I want as a kind of tension, that something traumatic happened or is going to happen and that maybe that event has left him in sadness.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Head Sculpt #1

Now that the Dominance War is done I'm able to focus on some other things. Like a series of head sculpts that I've always wanted to do. This is a work-in-progress of my first head. I'm also exaggerating some proportions.


Dominance War III

The Dominance War has ended! I learned a lot doing this but in the end I got burnt out and ran out of time. If you don't know what the Dominance War is, go here:

Basically the largest game art competition in the world.

The character I did is all my design. She's a big badass chick. I didn't want to create the typical anorexic, half naked video game girls you see a lot today. Her name Ilmatar, which is the air goddess in Finnish mythology. I ran out of time to do all I wanted. I was going to have a lot of glow and lightning around her and her spear was going to be a lot more intricate.

Here are a couple of different shots we had to submit for the final. It will probably be a couple more days before I know what place I got.