Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Motor-Shark - WIP

Taking a break from my other work...and I sketched a shark on a motorcycle :l
Issues. I have them.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sketches + thumbs galore

Planning out an illustration of the Octo-Samurai dude and his partner doing what they do best, robbing banks. Here are a few sketches, throwing ideas on what I wanted to do. It's going to be similar to thumb #3, except a little more dynamic, and probably more 'on-your-face' kind of view.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Highway to Infinity

I'm also going to call this one done as well, for now. I'm fairly new to environments, but I had fun making this one. Hopefully I'll get better at them with more practice.

 It's a crashed spaceship that nobody could really move, so over the years people decided to just build around it, and eventually through it, like some kind of giant check-point.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Character Design #3

Sidekick character to the Octo-Samurai character from before. I think I'm going to call this one done for now.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Highway to Infinity - WIP #1

Hello, this is a Work in Progress of an environment I started working on last night. A crashed spaceship that nobody could really move. So over the years it became a sort of check-point, with several inter-connecting highways in and around it. Hope to have this one done within the next few days.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spear Woman - last pass

That's it. I dont want to see this thing again any time soon.

Concept character #3

A WIP for a character that’s the traveling companion of the Octo-Samurai I posted before. Still working on it, so I’m aware of some of the anatomical issues, and it needs polishing, tattoos, etc.
A chick with a machine gun, not cliche at all.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Wacom Inkling

So after months of it being sold out, the moment it became available, without reading other reviewer's experiences on it like a total rookie, I snatched the Inkling. So far, it has more cons than pros on my end.

I understand it's meant to be as just a tool to get ideas across, but sometimes it really misses the mark and the lines come off extremely off. This is my first attempt on paper.

I discovered that I was somehow blocking the sensor and it recorded this...thing.

 Okay, human error, when I draw I like to move my paper and I'm all over the place, so I decided to redraw it, and it came off as this.

Sorta similar? missed a few lines and it can't seem to read curved lines correctly, but whatever. it was a re-trace of a trace.

Attempt 3. Line work on paper.

 line work on Inkling.

What is going on with the leg?  Attempt 4 line work and Inkling.

Much better, though I'm still looking for a way to get better line control, but no dice. On the technical side, the program supposedly reads your Adobe programs, but wasn't reading Photoshop. Going through the support forum for the Inkling, I wasn't the only one having this issue, and this was the problem: I have the CS5 64 bit version. I didn't think I needed the 32 bit version, so I never installed it. Why have two versions right? No, it needs the 32 bit version to get it to work. So I had to install the 32 bit version, re-install the Inkling software so it would properly read it, back and forth, bla bla bla...it's almost too much of a hassle at this point.

 So basically, the recording of the lines compared to my actual line work on paper looks more like I was trying to jack off while drawing, with the same hand.