Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Today, I've decided to embark on a new project that will most likely take me quite some time. But my hope, in the end, is to reach the level of quality and style that I am looking for in my artwork. I recently acquired a book called "The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures" which contains 543 pages of described magical creatures from throughout history. I plan on starting from the beginning, doing one or two monsters a day, until I reach the end of the book. And hopefully, by that time, my paintings will be on a whole new level as I learn more and more about my talent and hone it to serve me in the way that I am seeking. In between these exercise paintings, I plan on doing studies with traditional media to improve my knowledge and my brains muscle memory for anatomy, lighting, color, and values. I hope, to one day, get a job, creating concept art for either the movie industry or gaming industry. I just have to keep a positive outlook on it, and keep my motivation going. I will be posting results here, but most of my activity will be able to be seen on ConceptArt.org via my online Sketchbook here: My SketchBook
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I'm getting better. Not much to say other than I'm trying different painting techniques, and it seems to be paying off on a personal level. I still need to go back to the basics and work with good ol pencil and paper, with a smidge of water colors perhaps. In the meantime, this is what I've done in Photoshop in the past week in chronological order, the first eight anyways. Everything after that was done over the last month or so. Not that anyone even reads this blog. lol.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I will be updating my blog again here soon with more of my artwork. I was in kind of a creative rut for a few weeks, and I'm slowly coming out of it. Trying to learn new techniques, and get the basic fundamentals back down. We are currently in Iowa visiting family, but will be back in Illinois on Monday. Man, it's freakin hot outside. Off to smoke.