June 29, 2014

Concept Art Process for DD2

So I got to write a fun blog of process we go through when designing a character for Dungeon Defenders 2. You can check it out in the link bellow. Hope you guys enjoy it.


http://www.dungeondefenders2.com/the-concept-art-process/




June 24, 2014

Drawing Rules

I try to keep these in my head as often as I can, but it's very easy to forget while you're in the "zone", and they just become an after thought. I finally compiled a list to keep above my desk. Mind you, I've compiled these over the years based on where I would like to grow as an artist, so they may not apply to you. Happy drawing.


Drawing Rules:


- Draw inspiration from books. You can close them when you’re done. Stay away from the internet, it’s an endless black hole of doom.


- Start with thumbnails/and color comps. Let that carry your design. If it works from     thumbnail, it works, period.


- Draw from imagination. Reference is good for reference. Use it to improve, don’t rely on it.


- Stay loose!make those shapes sing! make them flow.


- Keep it fun, chunky and stylized


- What's he/she thinking? action, movement, and story give the character life!


- Whats the focus?! Keep it clear!


- Form follows function. It doesn't need four arms if it only uses one. Read above.


- Ditch the ruler. I believe in you.


- 3 colors! 60%,30%,10%, That's all you get.


- Don’t overwork it. No, we don't need to see the dirt under his nails.


- Presentation goes a long way. You don’t wear flops with your tux. Take a moment to make it presentable.  


- Have FUN. Your life doesn't depend on it, just your job :D




Now here is an irrelevant picture of some dinosaurs.




June 12, 2014

New Zelda

I'm so excited.... can't wait for this to come out! I doodled this at work before going home. I really like how they merged both styles of wind waker and skyward sword.






April 26, 2014

April 21, 2014

Fantasy Comic

I decided to do a couple of pages of an old dumb comic I had from back in high school. It was fun to visit these characters again.



April 14, 2014

Dino Huntress 3



I had a lot of fun with this one. Trying to incorporate more story and setting into my pieces. This one took a long while to get it to a point where I was happy with. It was a struggle the whole way. That's what happens when you jump into a painting without a clear under drawing! You live and learn.

Cheers!


*UPDATE
I put up the process for anyone that's interested.




April 11, 2014

Space Wizard

Drawing last night as I watched the Clone Wars. Such a great show.


April 10, 2014

River Beast

This was for another art challenge between the guys at work. I'm really trying to get better at environments. I have long way to go!



April 9, 2014

Freetime doodling

Here are some sketches I've been able to squeeze in my free time. 







January 26, 2014

studiesss


A bunch of us at work got cintiq companions, and we got together the other day to do some painting studies and put them to use.... its so deliciously good! I also painted a link based from a screenshot of a skullkid fan film.