Thursday, February 25, 2010

winter lane

Still challenging myself, and with that I figured I should seriously get back into background art. I used to always draw backgrounds and buildings just as much as characters, but somewhere along the way, 
I seemed to have lost some of that fondness (which made me a little sad ha ha). 

On a related side note, it's snowing again for some reason, so a winter speed paint was the result of that I guess.

Monday, February 22, 2010

it's a wonderful world...almost

Trying my best to make the final stretch for my comic "A.K.A: It's A Wonderful World" for the zine M&D on GBX. And man am I rusty! Haven't done proper line art for far too long, not mention this is my first time implementing halftones into anything comic related ha ha.

Well anyways, I'll post the first 4 pages once I finish them.

back to basics part I

Some recent anatomy studies. Hmm...needs more practice.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

back in the day...

Continuing to work out more concepts for the characters and the world. I can see the story starting to shape itself more. This is a running concept of "one" of the protagonists in his youth, when he was a rookie soldier in the military. It's the blonde character from before made new, but during this point he is a teenager.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

concept art for ultima

Second update of the day (well that's a new record).
Anywho, I don't necessarily feel like withholding much artwork from this project, unlike before. This is a character I'm working out at the moment for a part of the project. So some changes are most likely expected. 

His name is Cuspis (if only for the moment)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

old character render revealed for new project...

Well since I've already begun drawing up the concepts for my new project under the working title 
"project ULTIMA", I figured it would be okay to show an unfinished character render that's no longer going to be used. 

It was originally going to be in my previous collab, but since that's been canceled for now, I decided to go on and revamp this one character all together. The final rendition of said new character is underway at the moment.

Hope to share more on this new project soon enough.

Monday, February 15, 2010

some weird & cool mugs

Had a little challenge session today from the DevinatArt group D-A-C (design-a-character)
The challenge was to interpret character designs from given shapes. It was a definite challenge indeed, regardless I had fun doing it. Probably will do more eventually.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

wolf speed paint + news update!

Been practicing heavy as of late, it's a must really.
I'm feelin more and more like my ambitious old self lately, and it feels damn good.
This dire emphasis on practice and experimentation pans into something even bigger and more ambitious I have working at the moment. The old comic project The Alame' Rentei I was previously apart of is put on hold indefinitely (not sure for how long to be honest).

This new long term graphic novel project will showcase the return of old favorite characters of mine as well as many other concepts long gone in my earlier days.

Look for for the (semi) announcement soon.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Pixel Bastard of Old School Street

Finally managed to update on my other little comic, mentioned it from a previous post.
Well the deadline for the zine entries is finally closing in, and I'll be finishing up my story for it. 
This lovely odd-ball character is featured in the comic. A Yakuza from a rival gang, 
His name is The Pixel Bastard. I'll be showing the first 4 pages in no time.

(Also changed the title back to my first choice for it, "A.K.A: It's A Wonderful World")