Sunday, January 31, 2016

A City Scene, Test Thing

A city think today. I would call it a sketch since I was just trying things with colors. If you like it that's good and I hope I learned something from it, even though I am not sure what it is at the moment.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Rat-Lion – A Creature Design This Time

Yes really. I did it for a group that opened up new on Facebook. It does weekly challenges like they are on with weekly character-, environment- or creature design. I hope there will also be a weekly industrial design challenge, that would be fun. Anyway if you want to check the group out you can find it here.
By the way I think this creature concept took me about two hours, I streamed it on Twitch so maybe you wanna stop by here to see it before it's deleted. Good news is that I also recorded it for a YouTube video, one of those with audio commentary. Can't promise it will be up very soon since I am a little bit busy right now but just you know that something is coming again.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Some Work In Progress

...but I don't like it yet, so I wouldn't bet that I finish it. Maybe I just try another approach. Or tomorrow I see a hope for this again. We'll see...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fun with sketches

Hello there,
today was fully dedicated to color studies and sketches. I did some environment sketches and then some strange...thing. I streamed it all on Twitch you can still watch it or just come by next time I stream.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Magic The Gathering Inspired Swamp

The deed is done.

Good evening,
here is my swamp. Hooray, up to the next one! Oh yes, I streamed it on twitch again (check it here before it gets deleted). But after I went outside for a bit and came back I tweaked it just a little bit, so that part is not in the video, but it wasn't much really, it just did a lot I think.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Swamp illustration (WIP)

Hello there,
I know it's been a while, but I am back. Hooray. And as I said, working on the Magic The Gathering themed swamp illustration (here are the sketches). I am not satisfied with the composition yet, screwed the tree, though I want to have it but maybe not there, or maybe in a different way, I don't know. Anyway I don't start with any details until I didn't figure out what it's supposed to look like in the end. What did I make thumbnails for??
Oh and in case anybody is interested in seeing me painting this, I partly streamed the process on twitch. Check it out here soonish if you like, before it's archived and gone forever. By the way, this wasn't frustrated drawing as the title says, I just forget to change the description before streaming again...

Friday, January 22, 2016

Spaceship Concept Art Sheet

Yay, it's done! Finally. From tomorrow I will work on the swamp illustration, I am pretty sure it will be fun to do. As for this vehicle, it's not meant to be a fighter, but is equipped just in case, it's actually more like an explorer, or, it pretends to be, the reality looks different. That's a secret for now though.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Working on another spaceship

Good evening,
yes, a spaceship again. I screwed a couple of designs already, but I'm going with this one now. Hopefully I will be able to upload the finished and rendered version tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Swamp Sketches

Hello again,
today I did some environment thumbnails – or sketches. It's for an art group on Facebook, the challenge is to make a MTG (Magic The Gathering) card, either a red or a black one. Sounds super fun to me and I decided for a black card right away. I used to play Magic a little bit myself and never really liked playing red. By tomorrow I think I will decide for a composition or edit them and decide after that. It's still enough time though, I was just in the mood for  little bit sketch work today.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A little Face Study

Good evening, or for me almost "good night"!
Today I have a face study to show you. Took me about 2 hours, I am planning to do more, still have reference images in stock.
In case you didn't recognise him, it's a younger Harrison Ford.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Work In Progress Vehicle Design

Good evening,
today it's just a WIP of my next vehicle design wich is something like a train, a magnetic levitation train to be precise. But I call it magic bus because if that one song that popped into my mind. The 3D model (done in ZBrush) is finished so what's left for tomorrow is the paint over and getting down the next design sheet. This is not the first version, I tried around for two days and this one was finally pleasing.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Alan Rickman, I am so sad

This is a sad day for an Alan Rickman fangirl like me. There will never be one like him again and I will miss him badly. And I can't ever make a portrait thats good enough in my own eyes, especially not now that feelings are involved. So I decided to make a quick one, but with emotions this time. No several hours were spent on this, wich is a pity, because my favorite actor is more than worth it. But it is not the first and not the last time for a fanart of him. Rest in peace...

Probably I will hate this picture tomorrow, in that case I might work on it more...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Vehicle Concept Art Sheet

Yes, it's finally done. At least as far I can tell right now. It's a sci-fi vehicle, something like a flying car that I designed for my personal project that I am currently working on. Now I am not sure what I will do next, but I can still decide tomorrow. But I got one more thing to check off from my to-do-list.
So this time a lot of ZBrush involved, the rest done in Photoshop. You can see the original model on the top- and bottom view. The left one is edited in Photoshop. Basically I cleaned it up (gradients and colors), added different lights and shadows and small details and atmospheric light.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Vehicle Sketches

Hi guys,
today only some sketchy stuff. I am working on vehicle designs and did some silhouettes with alchemy wich turned out to be pretty fun (give it a try if you like) and then did some sketches. In the end I decided for that sketch that you see on the bottom of the sheet, but I didn't manage to make anything better of it yet. Hopefully tomorrow. So see you then!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

I streamed a bit

Hello and good evening,
as I said in my review of 2015, I want to stream on Twitch a little bit more often starting with this year. Today I did the second stream in 2016. Nothing special though. Today I didn't seem to get anything drawn like I wanted it to be, so I decided to start just some random picture, without any concrete plans or vision. That's what I streamed. It's not done yet, I may continue it on Twitch tomorrow. If you missed it, you can still watch it here online until it's automatically deleted. So it's not online for a long time.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Character Outfit Variations

Good evening,
today I started to make alternate outfits for Hilda here.
Couldn't really decide for a color combination yet, but I'm gonna stick with the palette that I already got. And I made a list of other things I wanna design and draw. So I won't be bored soon and I hope it'll give me something to post in here at least almost every day.
See you tomorrow, I guess!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Black & White Speedpaintings

... Two of them.

Good evening!
So I did these today, the first works in the new year. They took me about a half hour and one hour, but I don't know if they will be used for something later or not. Did them just for the sake of it.
As most of the times done in Photoshop with unusual lasso-tool-activity this time.