Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Herpty Derpty Sat on his Wall.

Finally got 2 hours in to fool around with doodles. So I redid her pose just about completely and threw in some quick test colors. I fairly happy with it, just need to fine tune her hand, the details of the outfit then once I'm happy with that I'll do the outline over nice, Then maybe some real colors and shading.

I went with smallish bat wings instead of big ones cause I don't want them to take focus away from her, and small wings seem more feminine I guess. I'm debating in my mind whether I want to give her a tail or not.

Also and interesting design I felt like sharing from Dragon Age 2:

Flemeth (the white haired one) has some really cool hair horns (shes a dragon and has horns like her hair is) and I've always liked circlets/faceframes for power ladies.

I've seen hair horns before and always liked them. They work for monster ladies even better than actual horns imo. Check out this real life example from Ophelias Overdose, she's pretty rad:

I used to draw about 6 hours a day a few years ago, and I'm starting to shake the cobwebs out and get back into it.  I need to get back into quick sketching.  I'm sure the tons of models on deviant art can help me out.

Side note: I'm heading back to Vancouver tomorrow to see how feasible it would be for a broke ass loser to get some kind of magic "go to art school for free*" deal.

*Nothing is free

Monday, February 21, 2011

Just got back from a weekend in Vancouver

Nothing really new to update with, just letting everyone know I'm back and will continue to post. I ain't got no fancy portables I can go online with : (

I went to an art school down there and looked into their course load and stuff and the kind of financial support they would be willing to give a parentless, unemployed, debtor. Surprisingly they tell me they've done it before, so, who knows, perhaps I will really start to get serious.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Another day, another hour of scribbling.

I think I hate arms worse than hands. I never have a good place to put them. I threw some test colors just to see what I might do for shading But they are basically random. She won't have red hair. Prolly black.  Can't decide whether I want her holding something or not. Or even what I really want to do with the outfit.

Also, havent put her wings in yet. Here's hoping I'll have more time to doodle tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Well it's technically tuesday. But I don't consider Monday to be done until I go to sleep. . .

Yeah I didn't get a whole lot of time at all today to do much. This is a pretty rough process.
I'm horrible at coming up with poses for my imaginary people. So I just keep cutting and doodling and cutting and doodling.

The concept is a devil girl that is not the big bad, but she's a skilled member of his forces. She's ten foot tall, a charmer, but typically uses poisons, traps and subterfuge to get what she wants. In the story (all in my head of course), she is sent after the hero to steal the macguffin from him.

The worst thing about it is I'm such a perfectionist, when I can't really measure up to my own standards. I really need to simplify my work, (and practice, of course.)
Must find more time to do this....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Nobody alone wants to remember what day Monday is.


Today I will start out by posting that I plan to work on something over the weekend. I don't know what exactly, but I will try.