Monday, July 29, 2013

the final sketchaton

the guy who runs the Sunday sketchaton livestream decided to close shop. last night was the final sketchaton.
4 rounds, each round 30 min:

round 1 - warm-up: robot torso

round 2 - environment: abandoned shanty town

round 3 - creature: alien techno creature

 round 4 and final - environment: the lonely path (i took the opportunity to say goodbye and thanks) :

and here is a little something i did for an art challenge - turning something kid-friendly into bad-ass:

Friday, July 26, 2013

IAC x-men challenge

so i decided to try and win an x-box in the IAC contest - designing a new X-man character.

since there was an actual prize at stake i decided to try and be more serious about it - spend real time on it and ask for opinions as i go. basically, try to do something with a high production value.

i came up with a character idea - "sphinx: the blind seer". and i forced it out in agony for 7 days - during the weekend and after work. here's a little tutorial:

and gif:
final piece:

the thing is, i hated outcome so bad i had to do another one to counter it. something quick and dirty and fun!
i give you - "Fish". did this guy in one layer with the black round brush and eraser tools then slapped some color on it. the whole thing couldn't have taken more than an hour. Huzzah!

i don't see any of these pieces giving me the win but *fingers crossed*!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

"weight" challenge.

lately I've realized im doing a lot character oriented stuff but im more of an idea oriented artist. im a lot better with story than in anatomy or form and i realize i miss doing stuff that don't necessarily involve cool posing. 

i recently joined a Facebook group that does these sort of bi-weekly challenges and decided that for this challenge i'll see if i can still come up with ideas as easily as i used to. the topic was "weight".
 i did one per day for 12 days:




day 6 - (interactive flash, click here to see it work)



Tuesday, July 16, 2013

moar art...

drawing a lot of character recently...

gift pic:

 for a JAC challenge. "create your own street fighter character":

another JAC. "redo an older submission":

and since i i never uploaded this, here is the other submission i did for the battle beast challenge a year ago:

hmmm... now that im looking at them all together i realize all the poses are annoyingly similar. gotta work on that.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

weekend art

pushing myself to draw more.

a couple of quickies i did on today's sketchaton:

character round - "stranded pirate" - 45 min:
vehicle round - "rough and ready" - 30 min:

young justice fan art. trying to do something a bit more Olly Moss inspired. feel free to use as wallpaper. 
for personal use only, fellas. don't steal. only assholes steal.

a piece for the trinquette challenge. 
and here's a little process gif:

 and another gif of the pic from my last post:


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

more random art update

some new stuff and some old stuff i don't think i ever posted:

pic for the "shabat doodle"
 gift pic:

Naruto in Charles Schultz' peanut style:
 another gift pic:

something very old i did based on a random character generator:  selfish, detective, pixie

a nightwing redesign for a contest i did a couple o' months ago: