Monday, November 30, 2015

Character Sketch, trying Krita

Good evening, folks!
Today I just have this comic-ish sketch for you. It's actually supposed to be a character from the RPG that I joined, but I didn't put so much time in it, it was for a testing-purpose and really just a sketch.
Wonder what I was testing?
I'll tell you: Krita. You know that program that some digital artist may consider an alternative to Photoshop. It's a video and I plan to test other programs too. So I'll surely let you know here when the review is up and ready for you to watch.
If you want me to review or try something in particular, feel free to request that in a comment. Please Free/Demo programs only and they should be Mac compatible. 

See you next time!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Snowy Environment – WIP –

Good evening,
here is today's work, as far as it got. It's a snowy Sci-Fi environment design, or at least it's supposed to become. Didn't have that much time to work anything today and tomorrow I'll be busy withother things too, so probably you'll see something new (or progressed) here on monday.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Cozy Place

Heyllo everybody,

it's been a while since I did an environment the last time. But today I did this, not sure if it's finished though. I'll know tomorrow hopefully, because now I am tired and wanna lay around lazy.
Let me know what you think of it in the comments!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Spirit – Digital Painting

Good afternoon (yes)!

This one is for the "Artists Beyond Borders", this time the topic is "spirit". I totally wanted to make something creepy since a little while so this theme really fit my mood. So I took the spirit for a ghost and made this... happy child. And I hope to do some more horror themed things, I think it's really fun to draw/paint and it could – in my case – become some dark sci-fi!
Done in Photoshop as usual.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Alien – Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) Portrait

Hello, hello!
This was a fairly quick one. The black and white version took me about one and a half hours. Then I started to play around with "sexy" looking colors, because I was just thinking about these small undies...
Well, consider the black and white version as the "real" final piece, the colored one is just for fun because I wanted to do something with the undies.

Friday, November 20, 2015

B&W Portrait Tutorial

Finally it's done. The tutorial about the Sandra Bullock portrait that I uploaded two days ago! It took me quite a long time, like, I spent the most time of my day with putting together that tutorial. So I hope you'll think it's good. Another good thing is, that above in the navigation, there is a link to my tutorials now. There are not many tutorials yet (!), but maybe check it out. A thing that is not so good is that the tutorial-page looks kind of poor. Will it look better when there are more links? Or is there something I can do to make it look better now? I thought about preview images, but I didn't manage to arrange something nice looking with the possibilities that has to offer.
If you have any feedback or ideas, please let me know. Also tell me if you have a request to make for the next tutorial(s).
See you soon, I'm going to the wasteland (if you know what I mean)...

Click on the image will lead you to the tutorial

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sandra Bullock Portrait

Good evening again,

today is a portrait, you could also call it fanart because you know...
Anyway, I hope you like it.
I am just guessing now, but I think it took me about 3 hours. There are still things that could be detailed more, but this is bout the level where I like to finish my pictures.
Reference photo is here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Character sheet and how I did it (step by step tutorial)

Hello, hello everybody!
I am so happy that this is done now, it's going to be my new portfolio piece. 
As I said in the WIP-post before, I took screenshots of the steps from start to finish of the character painting. And yes: I didn't forget doing it! Hooray. 
People already asked me sometimes, if I can show my progress on a page, make tutorials or step-by-step explanations. Your ideas are always welcome and I appreciate them. I considered it a good idea and started with this.
I'll set up a page in the navigation soon, but for right now, I provide you with the link to the step-by-step page for this one in particular:

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hilda Character Design – WIP –

Hello and good evening,
sorry after my little time of absence (again) it's just a work in progress that I can come up with. But I am still saving the steps, so there is still hope for a step-by-step post of this work. Hooray!
The hardest part is done on this I guess, now it is about fine-tuning, adding details, more contrast, light and shadows, bounce and reflected lights and all that stuff. Especially I have to work on the materials and the face, but this time I am saving the face until the end. I used to say that in my YouTube videos, that I like to start with the face because it motivates me to do the rest. This time I wanted to try it the other way around. I admit that I am already a bit tired of detailing the body, but this time I still have the face to look forward to.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Alternate Armor Design (Hilda) – turnarounds –

Hello everybody,
Yes, it's been nearly a week since my last post. And no, it's not because I bought Fallout 4 and am wandering around in the wasteland all the time. I admit that I did that too, but I can hold back with it and was working on stuff. Somehow I happened to become unsatisfied with my latest armor design and was overthinking it all. Then sketched out a new idea, got in the mood to build a 3D model of it in ZBrush (what I did) and so I did a whole new design – except for the colors, those are still good in my opinion – and did a new character turnaround as you can see above. The helmet and weapons remain the same too though. Now I am working on a nicely (hopefully) rendered 2D Hilda. Also I am making screenshots of the progress so I can show them to you later. If I don't forget to take screenshots later, because I tend to do that...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Xzopilae Empire Forces (XEP) Weapon Concept Designs

Hello and welcome (back)!
Now the third design is done, for now that's all. Hilda should be finde with three weapons for now. Next image will hopefully be a finished character sheet of her. But for sure the it won't be a weapon again, promise.
Actually I am in the mood for a digital painting or illustration. By the way I am still working on my part for the Yamete-project, but that's not what I have in mind when I say I am in the mood for an illustration.

Okay, just for your information I'm also gonna post my 3D models of the weapons above. Here they are...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hand Cannon Concept

Hello everybody,
obviously I decided to continue with another weapon. Maybe one more and then I'm just gonna add them together with some pouches and/or accessories to my Hilda character design.
This Gun is also done with a 3D model that I did in ZBrush, but it took about half of the time that I needed for the SMG because it adapts some of its elements. That made it much easier, since I didn't need to find a whole new design language.
Somehow I am very tired and feeling a little bit frosty today. I hope that means nothing and tomorrow will be all good again.
So hopefully see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

SMG – Final Render

Good evening, I am back.
With weapon designs. Actually this is just part of the character I am working on because I wanna add some pouches and equipment and stuff. I really got caught in this one and modelled and painted on it about 8 hours today. Okay, also ZBrush crashed a couple of times and I was pretty annoyed when I had to do things over and over again because I forgot to quicksave.

Anyways, tomorrow I'll continue with either the other props and weapons or with the character design itself. 
See you next time!