Monday, July 23, 2012

Lighting Studies

Concert lights have always fascinated me, so I wanted to try painting a few scenarios:

Technically two of these are from concerts. :'D My main focus for these studies was capturing how different lighting scenarios affect a person, especially in coloring, rim lights, and achieving overlaying light rays. I didn't want to spend too much time on portraiture, but this is who they are and what references of lighting scenarios I used them from: (left to right)

Alana Watson

Rob Swire

Chris Cornell

Paul Meany

Lisa Miskovsky

Friday, July 20, 2012

"Pikachu Used Thundershock"

This is the name of my favorite playlist on iTunes. It's always updating, but it currently has 31 songs, all electronic, ranging from drum and bass to dubstep.

I've been wanting to do this for a while:

Here are some of my favorite artists on this playlist, or, at least artists who have mascots or trademarks that can be personified. This is their break down from left to right:

Lord Pendulum (derives from Pendulum. His info can be found here)

KP (Knife Party. His info can be found here)

Redmau5 (Deadmau5)
     - I did the least amount of alterations with this design, mainly because I didn't want his head to be too crazy. I wanted to keep the head simple and easily recognizable.
     - He's an avid gamer with a cat. (same as Meowingtons, Deadmau5's cat)

eS Ce (South Central)
     - South Central is noted for the two guys that make up the group who wear black hoodies. Images of them and their album art are often black and white, so I kept these traits in developing their design.
     - eS Ce (pronounced "es see") is one body with two conjoined torsos. I made this character look like a ball jointed doll because I thought it would be cool for the torsos to switch facing sides by turning the upper body.

SkriRex (Skrillex)
     - For the longest time, I just wanted to redraw the Krillex doodle that was on the Internet because it was so cute, but I thought if there was another creative twist I could put to Skrillex's name. "Rex" came up in my head and then this t-rex skrillex happened. :'D

These guys were so much fun to do, a good break from portfolio work.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Updated 2D Portfolio and Personal Work

Just letting you all know that I've been reworking my 2D Portfolio. Most of my cute, otherwise style exploratory pieces are in my Personal Work, so I've been switching pieces to put into Personal Work and adding new cute stuff to the page that matters.

Here's a new piece that I added:

I've always loved games that involve training and customizing little monsters, (*cough* Pokemon) and I had always drawn concepts for little creatures since I was little. Now I have some proof of that past obsession.

Chibimorpha is a recent game idea comprised of multiple ideas that I've had developing customizable monsters. A little bit about the Aggromorpha and the concepts shown above:

- The Aggromorpha is an aggressive little beastie that doesn't get along with most morphas, but it is among the strongest and hardiest buddies you'll encounter. Although it's a land-based morpha, it's happiest when playing near water.
- There are special items in the game that can potentially change the look of your morpha. The skin and item concepts listed above are only a few that I came up with on the spot.

I hope to post more Chibimorpha concepts on the blog, otherwise I still need to rework my 2D Portfolio. Further updates tba.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

MOTH - Teaser Promos

Some more teasers of the characters from my story, MOTH.





Saturday, July 7, 2012

Process Log 16: Deep Sea Zombie Fizz

I really like the splash screens for each of the League of Legends characters and their skins. They've inspired me in so many ways: lighting, composition, and skin ideas in general. I wanted to paint a skin for my favorite LoL character: Fizz. (He's my favorite because he's tiny and has an awesome, giant pet shark.)

I documented this one all the way through and it went through some significant changes.

This was the initial final, but I wanted to make sure it fit Fizz's character as well as it's overall effectiveness. I asked for a crit from my friend, Erica, who's also an experienced LoL player.

And this was the final result after Erica's crit. 

Things I learned from painting this:
- Painting transparent skin. Looked up a bunch of deep sea creature references for this. I also had to mess around with different combos of layer styles to achieve the effect, too.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

KP 3D Model

I need to improve my 3D modeling, so I took the time to model KP, my Knife Party inspired character. More info and the original turnaround sheet for him can be found here.

(Made an edit: lowered the main body diffuse to 512 and the sword and shield to 128. The main body was originally 1024 and the sword and shield 512.)

This was the process of making KP:


Fuck you, sun!