Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mini Dump of Paintings

This one was from a movie called "Never Let Me Go". Not really sure why I had so much trouble with this one, there wasn't very much going on at all in this still. But maybe that's why it was tough. My horizon looks funny and I think I got too caught up on trying to make the boat and guy look perfect. Oh well, practice is practice. 

Second here, I decided to try a "virtual plein air" again. I got to a point in this one where I ended up losing track of time because I actually enjoyed painting this one quite a bit. Definitely feel like it shows too, I like where this ended up and I feel like my eyes are starting to pick colors a little better now. Proud to say that I haven't color-picked at all since I've started doing these paintings this summer.

I don't have a 3rd.. But I have an excuse, I swear. Realizing there's only a few more weeks (more like less than 3) before school, I remembered that I technically never even finished my first and only modeling project of the summer. SO, I started one. I was hoping to do 1 project a week but I just started up with Maya 15 and getting used to the new features and menus took so much more time than I thought it would. We'll see. Won't show any progress here, but here's a look at what I'll be working on for the week:

None other than Sparkster from Rocket Knight Adventures! I spent probably a good hour just searching the internet for a good set of Orthos for any sort of video game or movie character. I only happened to run into this by chance on google looking for Buzz Lightyear (I have no idea how, this guy has nothing to do with Toy Story). He's from one of my favorite Genesis games of all time and it also made me realize that it was not only a Capcom game, but a character by the one and only Udon, pretty much the artist for all that is Street Fighter. Needless to say, I hopped on this image as soon as I spotted it and decided to jump my modeling spree with him. We'll see how it works out!