Day was spend organizing layers and cleaning up certain areas, ie plasma. And her face. Took about 6 different iterations until I was happy.
Playing around with composition and value. Swapped out the beams for mech-tentacles. Alita is always fighting something bigger than her, plus adds more to the story than her just jumping around some beams, fighting an unseen opponent.
I've always been a fan of simple composition, so I'm not sure I want all the extra 'stuff' going on like in B.
I'm trying to do a pastel portrait every weekend. Today was Carl.
Sennelier pastels on Mi-Teintes paper.
I've entered this year.... after many years of watching and waiting. Plus, I'm allowed to have a personal project at my new internship and this fits the bill. I even got to work on it at work today!
Here's some of what I've done. Concepts and comp WIP mostly.
My forum thread: Game Artisans
As often happens with freelance work, a project went under. The owner is nice enough however to let me use the work I did on my site.
Bloody Dame was going to be a mystery type game set in the time of gangsters. The storyline was going to revolve around the death of the Dame.
I did a bunch of research on the time period. Clothes, makeup, fashion. It was a fun experience and I hope to get to do something like this again.
Made my way down to New Orleans this past weekend to compete in the Wizard World costume contest. It was an interesting experience, especially with HOC filming at the same event.
No prizes were to be had for the Black Waltz III, but that's okay. I plan on going back and sculpting the hands and casting them out of Dragonskin. The staff will be redone as well.
Had a spurt of creativity this morning and decided to add another portrait to my collection of Doctor Who characters. The War Doctor, via pastels.
Still have most of my other Doctor Who portraits up for sale on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Moonwildflower
Got to watch a new addition to Netflicks today, Drew: Man Behind the Poster.
I can't recommend it more. It's a great insight into the life and work of an amazing artist. I have to say that I feel more inspired from that than anything I've seen in a long time!
I'm working on some more Dr Who portraits and I'd love to incorporate some of his techniques. Color pencil over oil is very alluring.
Info on the documentary: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486843/
For those who don't know, Drew Struzan is one of the best poster artists ever. He's responsible for the iconic Star Wars posters, along with the Indiana Jones posters.
His personal site: http://www.drewstruzan.com/
I'm taking the big plunge.
As of the first week of 2014, I'm sending my stuff to a game studio.
In the 10 months since I've moved to Dallas, I've made a bunch of connections within the game industry and now it's time for me to put them to use.
I'm finally starting to add the bone portion to the crown. It's Apoxie Sculpt. I get it down the road at Reynolds Advanced Materials. I think I've collected more reference images for the bone than for anything I've ever worked on. Sculpting so organic and textured is definitively a new challenge.