Sunday, 30 October 2011

Work in progress 2
This is my current progress on the Pride illustration. I think that I'll move on to the designs for the other illustrations now, as I am in danger of having to rush them all towards the end. Can come back later to finish this one up.

I've added another symbolism as you can see at the bottom of the illustration, it was brought on by an accidental slip of the mouse when using the smudge tool. I realised it adds this sort of fake-ness, melting away that can be associated with prideful and vain people who have plastic surgery. I've also suggested that he is standing on a pedestal, and that as you move away from the character the colours are getting cooler to suggest he is radiating.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Initial watercolour

The part were I completly messed up

Digital version wip

Gustave dore, lucifer tattoo (as he fell due to pride)
This is my current progress for the pride final illustration. I initally intended to go from traditional mediums to digital but it didnt work out too well when I got to the gouache stage, I believe because I stupidly tried to use the gouache like acrlic and forgot how opaque it was, result very muddy frustrated mess lol Started to fix it up in photoshop and realised it would be easier to just start again.

So I used the scanned drawing I posted previously as a base point to paint the character digitally instead.  This is the work in progress so far, and a close up of the tattoo which I probably should of left till last, ahh well you live and learn.

Hopefully ill get this finished up tomorrow, after my tutorial. And then can move onto my other characters. I want to try and get this project done relativly quickly due to the amount of work I want to do/have to do this year.

Driving theory test is booked now as well for the 9th November, so studying like mad. Pixalated videos for the hazard theory are starting to drive me nuts :S Starting to consistently pass them though, and my practical driving lessons are going well, so fingers crossed lol

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Pride - illus320 character
This is my character design for the 7 deadly sin - Pride. Some of the symbolism: The armour points upwards showing how he tries to be more importent, his pose looking up whilst standing on someone else, the horses on his armour - pride is represented by a horse according to my research. The peacock feathers in the hair, a mirror in his belt.

Im going to add a tattoo which ive indicated on his arm, of lucifer since he fell from heaven due to his pride, and another tattoo on his forearm of a peacock feather. Then lastly ive given him loopy laces to show he is fussy with every little detail, the guy he is standing on is going to be in a business suit and is overweight to show corporate greed and the ruthless rise to power.

Oh and the armour is meant to emphasise his form because he is vain. Now to paint this one and do 6 more, study for my driving theory in a few weeks, and oh did I mentioned I have a dissertation, visual diary, and 2 competitions to do as well? lol

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Lizardlike creature set
Trying out a sketching method I saw on Feng Zhus latest video. Quite liked drawing this way might try it more often.

As for subject matter I just had the loose idea of designing 3 lizard like characters that each represent a different class of character in a game, so theres a warrior, a shaman/mage like character, and a brute.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

This Illustration has bugged me to no end lol I decided to try and improve it, feel I have done all I can with it now. Really dont like the legs and generally the bottom half of the image, and I feel the colours are muddy again, anyway could pick apart this image all day ;) Hopefully its not too dark, I think my monitor is working correctly now.

Going to be starting my dissertation soon, and my illus320 thematic module. For that I am going to illustrate the 7 deadly sins as characters, I feel my self made brief needs a context of what are the characters for so will have to think on that. Leaning towards games, but might try something different such as for skateboard decks.