Saturday, April 27, 2013

Post Semester Art Dump: Concept Design

It's over!!!! I survived (barely) what was probably my most stressful and busy semester. Hopefully it's downhill from here. On the plus side I did do a lot of art, so without further ado lets get to it.

Firstly is my concept design class. For the last month we selected 2 characters from this fantasy short story. We did a turnaround of each and a final illustration:

The wizard is named Ezdagor and he was not my favorite by any means, though I do like how the fire turned out. My real effort and fun went into the following character:

This Bad A is HoanDor, some sorcerer character that is described as gristly and sable. I interpreted that to mean he was held up with many tendons and it kind of snowballed from there.
I won the award for most disturbing character, so I'll take that. Stay tuned for pieces from the rest of my classes.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Keeping it alive

I'm right in the middle of the end of semester crunch and as a result my posting here has been slim. Luckily I have a spare moment at work and some images on my iPad of a project from my previous semester crunch.

The assignment was to do an illustration based on a piece from any dead illustrator. I quickly (and naively) chose JC Leyendecker and found this piece:

I took the idea into a more modern era and with my wife and myself as reference I went to work.

I took these horribly yellow progress shots with my iPad along the way, I've never done an oil piece of this size and it kicked my butt for a good awhile. I think by the end I had some kind of idea what I was doing and I learned a bunch in the process.

That's it for now, I shall return in about 3 weeks with work from this semester to show off!