Friday, May 24, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Another character in my Space Cowboy universe, this here is Miss Magnolia Cassidy aka Cosmic Girl. She's a spy who sometimes has to partner up with our protagonist, Marshal Flint Cooper. I'm having some fun with these, especially since I'm not familiar with the Western genre.
If my motivation doesn't die on me, I might expand this further.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I'm quite a fan of Scott Robertson and this is my attempt at making aircrafts like him. I've been watching a lot of his videos lately and I urge you to do the same if you're keen on vehicles (http://www.youtube.com/user/scottrobertsondesign). I truly appreciate the effort he puts into each of his videos and the books he has published. Safe to say I'm pretty disappointed that the vehicle design workshop in Singapore was cancelled. I hope they do reschedule!
With regards to this plane, it was designed with more of a game setting in mind, something like those arcade top-down shooters. Do pardon the seemingly non-working mechanics. I will need to enrich myself with some aviation knowledge.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I think I'm beginning to realize that my approach to art is a little uptight and stifling, partly because I do not have enough confidence in my painting abilities. This makes my process very rigid and slow. I do want to learn to be free, using confident strokes to define form and in turn generate more ideas.
I need to do more sketches like those found above. Pardon the rather immature designs, I was having a bit of fun.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Technically, this is the first time I'm doing a Space Cowboy but I just needed to sneak that Jamiroquai line in somehow. So with this guy I tried deviating from my usual direct top down lighting and also tried to push the render a bit more near the head area. I believe I've never used so much rim light before. I probably spent more time than I should have on this.
Also went the safe route and did some linework beforehand, seen below. Fleshing out this sci-fi western world might be pretty interesting. Perhaps I'll call him Marshal Flint Cooper, of Sector 13.
Friday, May 3, 2013
I guess this one is in the same vein as Sgt. Killbot McJoy from the previous post. While playing with thumbnails earlier today, I somehow decided to develop this little guy. I enjoyed rendering him a lot, and I thought this bot had some personality somehow.
During the process, I kicked myself for subconsciously adding parts from Kow Yokoyama's mechs. Tried my best to come up with my own solutions, albeit being a tad simplistic at it.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This was really supposed to be a quick sketch but I got way too carried away. I also got trapped by stupid things like the legs, which didn't get solved in the end.
Anyway, this here is Sgt. Killbot McJoy. He's a rather polite chap. Well, if you're gonna kill somebody, might as well be diplomatic about it.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I got distracted from my 'training' sketchbook and did this instead. I really should stop drawing robots for a while, especially humanoid ones!
This guy is supposed to be travelling around the desert in squads, keeping an eye out for unsavoury characters. Shoulders and legs are always a problem for me, and I doubt I managed to make them convincing enough. I did enjoy making the head and neck portion though.
Decided not to render it fully, in the interest of time. I need to get back to that sketchbook..