Been feeling a little discouraged about art lately. I attribute that to the fact that I've been doing environments (which I stink at) almost exclusively. Today I opened up my traditional sketchbook for the first time in months and started sketching some figures from reference. I enjoyed it for 2 reasons:
1. I improved significantly. (how, I'm not sure, but... I'll take it!)
2. It was extremely relaxing.
Definitely going to be sketching with pencil a lot more. I'd like to get some mid-tone paper and start sketching with conte/charcoal as well.
Well, I'm trying to make a habit of drawing more. It relieves my stress and I get better at the same time - double positives.
Tonight, I was doodling funny over-exaggerated faces, and then for some reason I created this out of one of them. It kind of freaks me out. I also did a couple environment thumbs but my computer crashed and I wasn't able to salvage them.
I'm also trying to think something up for an illustration that's due in a week. When I asked my friend, he said it should be a penguin with a butterfly knife. For some reason the quick doodle I did for him makes me laugh a lot, so here it is:
Since I haven't actually posted anything I've done for 3d modeling... Here's the start to a redwood forest I'm working on. There will eventually be ruins, proper lighting, etc. Everything is mostly placeholders for now.
Today we were supposed to work on quick sketches. Composition is my weakest point so it was hard for me. Here are some presidential portrait thumbnails. Towards the end you can tell I was running out of ideas.