Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Kazuya and Ryu!
I'm going on vacation for a couple weeks starting Thursday. I'll be in Korea visiting the family. I'm quite excited. I haven't been in Korea in years, and because my parents live there, it's hard to see them as regularly as I'd like. I'm taking my camera with me, because the massive mess of neon signs and night lights are incredibly beautiful, and i want to bring home some reference for me to paint!
Though I'm going on vacation, I have a ton of work I'm taking with me. I'll still be posting regularly, so don't forget to check in now and then! Maybe I'll finally get some inspiration for the blog redesign finally!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In the very little spare time that I get, I've been playing a little bit of Street Fighter X Tekken. I used to go to tournaments and have met some great people while playing the Street Fighter 4 series. Since moving to Rhode Island, there aren't as many people to play with, so I haven't been able to attend tournaments, but I've been keeping up by practicing combos every night, and getting a few games in online. The game is really fun, which inspired me to do some fan art!
I'm planning on making this a full painting, so stay tuned!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sadly things didn't work out the way I wanted it to. For those who have been keeping up with the previous posts, I've been working on this painting as part of my blog redesign project. Originally I had thought about putting this painting behind the header. So my logo would almost seem like it was part of the scenery, but alas, after trying it out last night, I've realized that it was a massive disaster. I had to down res the image and compress it to the point where it looked hideous, and not to mention the header getting lost in a massive pile of neon mess. Hahahaha, oh boy... No matter, atleast I got a pretty painting out of it. Now I'll just have to come up with an even BETTER idea...
Stay tuned, this battle is not over. This blog will look amazing sooner or later. THIS, I PROMISE!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Anyway, I'm ditching the city skyline painting for my blog redesign, and it's going through a bit of an evolution. I won't end up using this pencil drawing to start my painting either, but it was a good exercise. The end product is going to be related to this, but you'll have to stay tuned if you want to see where this is going!
Monday, March 5, 2012
The city skyline painting is something I'm doing as part of my blog redesign. I don't want to give too much away, I want there to be a bit of a surprise on what the end product is actually going to look like, so stay tuned! It's going to be a fun one!
I hesitated posting this skyline painting I'm working on, even though it's a WIP, I'm a bit dissatisfied with it. I'm not sure what's going on with the colors in this one, but hopefully I'll be able to pull things together sooner or later. Working on environmental shots is always a challenge for me. I'm used to understanding forms, but when it comes to creating space, it's a bit more difficult for me. Which brings me to a realization I've had; Always include a background to your painting! The practice is invaluable. I've done too many paintings where I simply draw a figure on a white background. Since I was a character concept artist by trade for most of my professional career, I've neglected mastering environments for a while. Learning's always fun, but it's tough to think inversely (from forms to spaces) from what I'm used to. But in the immortal words of Kintaro Oe; STUDY STUDY STUDY!
Also, a few friends came over during the weekend, and we had a bit of a movie marathon. And movie marathons are a great opportunity for some doodling!