Friday, 25 March 2011

Fun with colours

Playing around with colours in Painter, putting a bit more into the skin tones than usual. I'm still a bit too cowardly, though - I'll have to push myself more next time.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Robots and speedpaints

As part of my "practise stuff I'm kind of weak at"-routine, I decided to draw some space-opera-ish (like science fiction, but with less science and more space-adventure) character designs the other day. It was fun, even though out of the ones I drew, only one really appealed to me - this one robot design.

But then I couldn't make up my mind which colour-scheme I should use (I like both, but one looks more clichéd-scifi-colours, and the other one looks like steampunk-in-SPACE!-woot .... Which now that I think about it sounds drop-dead awesome) - so I made two examples. I might do others in the future.

... All robots should wear stylish scarves. :P

And to finish up; speedpaint-environment dump - each one took between 10-30 minutes. The bedroom-one has a replica of one of my own posters - drawn by the excellent and very nice Kim W Andersson.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Speedpaint dump

Exercise is good for you, or so I hear - and I've been frightfully lazy about bettering my weak areas in art. One of those areas is environments/backgrounds/all those fiddly bits that aren't characters.

So in a sudden surge of self-improvement (and because I figure knowing these things might be good if I ever want to work as a concept artist somewhere), I've started a new regimen - one speedpaint a day, with focus on environments. It doesn't have to be neat, it doesn't have to be finished - it just has to be done. I've spent between 30 and 45 minutes on each of these, so it's not a lot of time.

So here's the first four: