Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Reclemation of Nature

Managed to churn out two illustrations over the course of four days for a competition over at Deviant Art. The theme was "end of days," something or other about the end of mankind and all that. I decided to depict the reclamation of nature, as enacted by giant mutant earth monsters, of course.

My actual entry:


My guitar solo, concept art cliche-ridden, rim-light-o-riffic entry:


(thanks to good ol' zach skelington for convincing me to join the dark side on that last one)

Monday, December 7, 2009

New illustration.

Starting the visual development for a new illustration. I'm working with an entirely new process (as per Professor Bierek's requirements), so I decided to share the awkward and occasionally humiliating process with the interwebs at large. Enjoy!



rough concept for main character



cartoony initial version



i got the idea that he would use a canopy of trees as his web, flinging himself around by wing-like spider legs.





initial thumbnails



rough value study for tentative composition. i rarely spend more than 15 or 20 minutes on these- since everything will change a few more times. even the main character changed already ;P