Friday, April 29, 2011

A royal speed painting.

Here is a quick 1 hour speed I did today, I would like to dedicate it to the royal wedding ;D .. I saved off one chunk so there could atleast be some progess to look at. I think what's hurting me lately is I'm starting to paint with no direction to go in. I don't know if I am going to paint a character, a landscape, or the back of some dudes head in front of me. I think in the future, I am going to atleast set some kind of goal. here is the final. I really just have two steps saved that were probably at the 20 minute interval and then a bit later. I stopped myself at the hour mark on the dot.. even though I felt this one could use alot more.. time to paint faster!

Here was the first brickout.. where I had completely no idea where I was going. I was basically smacking down some muted color and and a way to dark of a shape. During this phase I flip and shift the image like crazy till I can find something that catches my eye. I try to keep everything as middle tone as I can for as long as I can.. then once I start punching value in, everything comes to life.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Oasis

This was the first verson of the Oasis done for Homefront.. it was a first pass and and the final doesn't even resemble this at all. I was handed a brickout of the space, a brief description and that was about it. More to come!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Went way off.

Final of the most recent speedy.. which turned out to not be a speedy at all. I changed it about 30x over. Had fun in the process and started exploring all new brushes while spending time to tweak and make my own. This is about as far as I want to take this one.. would rather start on something new. anyways, enjoy.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Non-speed update.

Adding color and starting to slow down to actually figure out shapes and composition. long way to go!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Homefront Pre-Pro | Concept

I've been digging through old work that was done on homefront and wanted to scatter it across this blog. I like looking back to see what we started with, and what we ended up with in the final game. This concept was basically an idea we were playing with, with the idea of the game taking place in a flooded manhattan. The idea was that the city was linked with man made bridges between buildings in the city, something that could have been very cool.

This second image was a detailed sketch of how we wanted the US Heavy Assault soldiers to look. I think the final color pallete and most the packs ended up completely different. but the heavy ballistic mask and everything else remained. The biggest challenge to creating the military MP characters was keeping them a "real world" military force while still making them feel like they lived in a starved grim future.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Started as a speed.. got more into it.

Started with a mexican space station.. then over an hour later.. it became the backend of a wrecked ship in a swamp / jungle? not sure. I'm having alot of fun playing with the shapes on this one and constantly changing it... so this one will become more than just a speed paint. I enjoyed the shape of the last speed painting but wanted to do more with it. Right now I want to keep it in black and white for awhile so I can concentrate on values.. this one will get posted updates.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Speedpaint 4/15

Had a bit more time today. I felt like i was more focused on building shape and color more than anything else. Which is nice after doing concepts all day where you have to worry about the small detail that a modeler may need to know. I also think i have a strange love affair with the lasso tool. (1hour)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Speedpaint 4/14 #2

Had more time to kill today. I started just making shapes and it turned into the "generic" city view concept that I feel like you see alot of artists do.. but they are still pretty fun. There is alot more i wanted to do to it.. but I made myself stop at an hour. I hadn't even figured out what the ivory structure was in the middle. I'm trying to explore more with shapes and sharper brushes. I feel like this has the same lighting composition as the last one. Not to mention the insect creature looks like a giant penis..cripe.

Speedpaint 4/14

Been a busy couple days but managed to have about 30 minutes today to crank something out. This was actually probably 20 minutes.. pretty simple. Its more brush and color than anything. I got about 20 minutes done with it.. and it just felt right for what i wanted to convey.. this was based on an idea of a fallen angel.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Speedpaint 4/6

In an effort to get myself to paint more often and to loosen up, I am going to try to put up atleast a couple speed paints a week. Ranging from 30 minutes to an hour. I expect these to be pretty messy and quite sloppy at first, but I hope over time, my ability to block down serious color right off the bat will improve. I also hope for these to be more color and composition studies more than anything.