So last week was… well… let’s just say that I’m glad a new week is starting today. And not just a new week – it’s also a new year for me, since last Saturday was my birthday. So, what happened? On Monday I left my apartment to go to a meeting. It’s been difficult making […]
Thought I was gone, didn’t ya? Nah, I just had a rough week (I’ll you all about it on Monday). In the meantime, I did have to give a class this morning about adding water to scenery, so I sketched out this quick image and proceeded to add water to it. And… here you go.
Today I gave a class on how to add “power” effects to characters, stuff like magic, elements, lighting… It’s a fun class to teach. I basically just do a quick sketch of a very generic, rough character and play around adding different effects to it. Here’s a sample of some of the effects we made.
It still needs some adjustments, but I needed to complete the “Phoenix” part of the image since it would play a major role in the lighting of the rest of the scene. Also, I just felt like painting fire today.
It’s a large image, so coloring and lighting have to be done carefully. In this case, we start with some very soft lighting and we’ll continue detailing and polishing from there. The tree tops are still missing their leaves, but it’ll still be a while before we get to that. Still needs a lot of […]
This is a commission of two characters from the MMO City of Heroes, named Arbeglas 2.0 and Calculus (her battle robot). What you see here is the first exploratory phase, where I basically read the descriptions and sketch out different ideas. If one of these sticks or catches my attention, I move forward with that. If […]
Working on several commissions at once, you sometimes find yourself kind of settling on a rhythm that gets you to a point where some of them are at the same point. So, anyway, between yesterday and today I’ve been working on the lines for these images, getting the ready for coloring. First we got REDCAP, […]
For the record, I’d say gnomes smell like a mixture of moss, fruit and wet animals.