Friday, April 29, 2011

Terra Nova WIP

Doing a quick-ish piece of some dryad girl lost in the jungle. It's currently just a work in progress. I'm trying to learn not to get too much in to the rendering before I've established the basic colours and light sources and all that stuff that gets neglected when I focus too much on rendering. It's also a chance for me to play with lighting, shadow positions and a bit of composition... but mostly colours and light so I'm not too much all over the place.
For some reason I was inspired by Conny's Amazon Female concept drawing that I saw on his DA... oh Conny, how you always make me puuuuuuuuuush it to da limit... I mean push myself harder <3

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

One for sorrow, two for joy..

Since I'll be opening commissions on Fur-Affinity as well, I thought that I might as well create some anthro characters. I guess this would be my fursona or whatever. He's a magpie since I'm sort of in love with magpies and have been for a while now. I'll try to get a few sketches up of other anthros that I've been drawing as well... one of them is on an A3 paper though so the scanner is a bit too small for it. And I think I lost the cable for the camera so I can't take a picture of it. Oh well, I'll just draw it on a smaller piece of paper instead c:

Also, check out my girlfriend and my joint blog, Tough Lovers blog.

“Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity”
- Joseph Addison

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Naga WIP + short trip

Here's a cropped version of the Naga piece I'm working on currently. Kinda happy with it but I need to play around with the face to give it more life or something. And pump up the saturation and contrast a bit. But I'll have to do that later because I'll be gone for like a week now to visit my family quick and my girlfriends family at some family reunion/birthday party they are having. I'll probably bring the laptop and tablet but I don't know how much time I'll have for drawing. But we'll see.

Oh and my girlfriend and I are making a joint blog: Tough Lovers. Not much there yet but soon there will be and it will contain everything from our art and sketches to random posts and photos to random video clips and so on.

"And when you sense a faint potentiality for happiness after such dark times you must grab onto the ankles of that happiness and not let go until it drags you face-first out of the dirt — this is not selfishness, but obligation. You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." - Elizabeth Gilbert

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Havent seen the last of me

Getting in to studies again, I hope, after a few unexpected speed bumps in life.
Also, starting on a few pieces that I hopefully will use in my portfolio. Gotta get my gear up and learn how to paint faster if I'm going to make this any time soon.
If you got any tips on what to touch up/fix/add, please let me know.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A warm smile

I'm not sure what I did with this. The light source is all over the place and the foreground thingie with the textures look really bad because I went lazy at that point and I kind of forgot what the hell I was doing. But I did get happy with the fact that I got the chance to experiment the hell out of it with lighting and colours. So even if it's not as great as I hoped fore I still learned a lot from it. And for that I am thankful... I guess it doesn't look as bad as I described but it's still kinda off.
And since I'm feeling like I'm slowly getting back to my optimistic self again I shall end this with a quote again.

"What poison is to food, self-pity is to life." - Oliver C. Wilson