Friday, August 24, 2012

Odds and Ends

I've been messing around with some environment ideas in my spare time over the summer, here is so more of that. A lot of it is playing with ideas for my thesis, which involves time travel.

^Seedy Bladerunner-esque back alley. I love the idea of the little food stalls back there, but I bet it'd smell like crap!

Another afternoon speed paint with some of the David Levy brushes. It's ok, but I'm not wild about it. I'm planning to do a set of research bases located in the Himalayan mountains as part of my thesis, so this was the beginnings of that brainstorm.

^Some building doodles for the above research station. I ended up combining a few to make a mountain-side research complex, but I'm not sure where that image went at the moment... huh.

^Brainstorming and reference for my police station.

^Police station drawing, but with unfinished color and lighting.

^Thinking I'll probably end up going this route, but I'm still not completely married to it yet.

In other news, I'm very excited to be going to PAX next week! It's going to be a great time. If you like video games I highly recommend it. Cheers!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Interior Spaces, Putting Clothes on Naked People

I was lucky to land an internship this summer, so things have been pretty busy. I've been drawing a lot though, so here are a few personal things I've been working on lately...

A big thing I did recently for a group directed study I've been taking is an interior environment piece for my thesis. Part of the thesis takes place in Moscow of 1812, as Napoleon rolls in and the city gets burned. My villain has a secret attic study, so I wanted to design the room.

First I planned it out:

In order to get a good idea of the space I looked at period buildings for the area, then roughed out the layout and ideas:

Then I did some line:

Rough value:

Refined value:

And finally color:

I worked on this after work and during lunch off and on over 2 weeks, I think it came out reasonably well. I really enjoy coloring pieces, but I tend to over-saturate I think.

Here is a naked lady I drew from life in class:

I went home and put clothes on her, made her into one of my thesis characters:

Here's another Maya to line piece, working on my police station:

Here's a funky in class exercise we did, we had 20 minutes to take some styrofoam shapes and make them into buildings. It's odd, but I kind of liked how this one came out:

 Lots more to come.