Symmetry without the undo button – exciting way to start the day. I was shooting more for a profile view, but it ended up almost 3/4 , so I had to make a few adjustments. Think I’ll spend next week just focusing on basic anatomy, so I can nail these designs down without having to waste time worrying about getting proportions right.
Initially the cloth on the left side of the face was supposed be a stealth-type feature, but it ended blending in with the rest of the design, and almost looking like the pilot was melting. Gross. Since this was a full out drawing, I focused entirely on details, something I’ve been avoiding all month. Continue reading
You’d think after this many years in Seattle I’d be used to the rain. Somehow it always throws my art into a funk, but now I feel like I’m just making excuses…so we’ll just move along. This was supposed to be a 10-minute trial of value/linework over a 3D head, but I nailed the “Cylon” look (curse you, subconscious influence!) around the 8-minute mark and decided to throw a Destiny spin on it. Really want to pursue this, but also want to incorporate turnarounds into these as well.
Just a frustrating day. Getting this done in the evening was nice because I didn’t have to worry about “Getting it right” (maybe a lesson for future work?). Its interesting how some days you can be completely involved in your work, your mind and pen/stylus completely in sync with each other, and you just feel like “Heck yeah, I’m unstoppable.” Wake up the next morning, work on some hand drawings, and suddenly theres a bunch of hot dogs sitting in your sketchbook. The worst! Gotta keep moving forward and hope tomorrow is better, I guess.
Started working with thumbnails and value studies as a way to warm up and cool down with projects. Getting bogged down in details is a bad habit I’m trying to break, so I’ve been working at a 5 minute pace. Hoping to shorten it to by the end of the month, but we’ll see how progress looks at the end of the month.