Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Holidays!!

I wanted to ply around a bit with value. My initial goal was to paint up a portrait with top lighting so the upper half would be light on dark and the lower half dark on light. Not entirely sure it was a success but fun to create none the less. I've been wanting to go darker with some of the themes in my personal work lately but haven't quite set aside the time. But with Halloween coming up soon this was a good excuse to experiment.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

CGHUB CP#50 Update

Well the deadline is coming up. Only have about 4-5 days left with this. Not entirely confident I'm going to make this deadline but dammit we'll try.

Some rough concepts/thumbs for the final two assets in this competition. I'll explain more about the creature and landscape in the final sheets.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CGHub Creature Planet #50

What's up everyone!

There's a contest over on CGHub right now. I haven't taken part in one of these before but was...coerced by Jon Baker and Raul Ramos to join in this time around, and I gotta say this stuff is pretty cool. I'm having fun exploring my own world and it's inhabitants. Apparently the contest requires it's contestants to show process work throughout, which put a damper in my plan to save everything for the deadline. BUT! Here we are. Welcome to Planet Eon 14 G.a, a tidally locked ball of ice on the outskirts of Galaxy A (working title...)

The spheres at the top are a deconstruction from left to right of how I built this planet in photoshop. Just some custom brushes, photo textures and color adjustments. First time trying one of these so I looked up a few helpful tutorials on deviant to get me started. Might try a few more in the future if there's a time and a place for it.

I'll be posting more as time goes on. The deadline is October 28th so I'll definitely have final pieces to show by then.