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Sunday, June 28, 2015

day 768

spring, week 13,

Pretty calm week, I didn't do much. I mostly worked on the necromancer design, Kazak would probably be he's name, I did some sketches and portrait practice. I did mostly traditional art on Wednesday (sketchbook and watercolors).

Sunday 21


Monday 22

Little warm up.

I got some good elements for his pose.
I wanted to show his magic and his personality,
 while remaining simple for a design sheet.
The pose on the right was mostly for proportion reference
 but I am still wondering if it can be the good one. 
It is quite simple but I don't know if it is just boring.
Since he is using is hand for his magical fighting thing,
 I don't think it's a good idea to add a staff.

Made a little sketch (at right) after 
and smashed the pieces of the sketches together to make it a little clearer.
The pose is hiding some parts of the design 
so I am not sure is I will go with that one.

Tuesday 23

Warm up line sketches.

Skin tone test.

Random Sketch

Wednesday 24

Watercolor Wednesday.

Little still life with a skull, some coins and a black shirt.
By the time I finished them it was Thursday,  that is why the date is June 25th. 
I feel like I should use more color and let the watercolor do is thing. 
I want to control it too much to make it fit the still life rather than  take inspiration from it.
The second set of studies is about folds and how they seems to work.
I couldn't figure them out for now.

Thursday 25

Really random sketch

Portrait practice

Friday 26


Saturday  27


Feed back on the last 13 weeks.
In order to know what to improve
and to keep track of what to focus on,
 here's some additional notes.
All this is based on the ability to draw from imagination.
Grey area were not studied.

 Basic overview :
I worked a lot on portraits with a good number of portrait studies and sketch,
 both with lines and value/colors. 

I did some sketches to help me to work from imagination with a random word exercises.
I started to paint with watercolor and did some traditional sketches. 
I worked on my sketches presentation and  tried to keep it in mind every time I sketch.

Work on :
anatomy (human) : I need to keep working on proportion and facial expressions
and to start to add more gesture and personality. I need to start working on the body and gesture.
*Work on eyes*
anatomy (animals) : Zoo plein air sketching.
composition : Do simple thumbnails.
perspective : work on mechs and vehicules.
color and light : need to worked in color when i'm doing head studies.
drawing/lineart : focus on gesture and energy.
painting/brush work : do more with less, simple images.
storytelling : go back to rpg project or expand with necromancer guy.
sketchbook : Finish both sketchbook before the end of summer.
environment : team up with composition with simple sketches.
gesture : team up with drawing for energy.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

day 761

spring week 12

I don't have much thing to show for this week. I am still not finishing the things I should before starting new one. But  at least I do something and practice other things. I would like to do portrait studies again. I would like to finish the necromancer design soon and as always, finish some portfolio stuff. No watercolor Wednesday this week, I will probably do 2 days next week.

Sunday 14

Still this guy.

Magic test.

I defined some areas.

Still searching a good pose for a design sheet.

Monday 15


Tuesday 16


Wednesday 17

Windmill sketch.

Windmill animation test.

Near completion.

Magic test again.

Thursday 18

Warm up sketches.

Friday 19

After work sketches.
They're so bad.

Saturday 20


Sunday, June 14, 2015

day 754

spring, week 11,

I worked on that necromancer design during pretty much all week with some little sketches here and there.

Sunday 07

Random portrait sketch

Monday 08 

Necromancer sketch.

Cleaning some of the traditional sketch for the necromancer.
I will probably mix some elements from these three.
I added a big scrolls on is back but i will need to design it better.
I still need to design something for his arm, armor ? gloves?

First pixel test with basic colors and proportions.
I need to work on that flatness and his arm are pretty boring.

Colors sketch

Tried to play with his proportions to have more than 1 pixel arms, 
it's not working though.

Tuesday 09

Pencil and brush pen sketch

Render of his mask (wip).

Little test for when he uses magic.

Cyborg samurai sketch, for a contest on
I shouldn't have sketch that but I couldn't resist.
Far left and far right are both in line for the final.
(Photobomb selfie stick guy cause he's a cool kid)

Wednesday 10

Cyborg samurai sketch 02 and a random portrait.
Stylized proportion but i will have to tweak his left arm. 

Thursday 11


Friday 12


Saturday 13

Watercolor Wednesday (Saturday).

their number would be :

Tried some vases watercolor sketch from memory, 
since I have been sketching them in my sketchbook.
I need to work on my pattern design cause they repeat themselves a little, 
and I feel like they could be more original than what I have now.
On a technical level, I did the sketches in pencil for all of them 
before starting to paint the local color
and i finished with the shadows. I used the brush pen for the silhouettes.
Here's what i think of each one:
1 : The shadow color had too much black in it and it was too opaque.
2 :  The shadow color was near perfection in hue and in water/paint relation. The drop shadow is good too.
3 : I tried to pass a second time with the shadow color and it wasn't a good idea, I had to same result as the second sketch with the first pass of shadow...
4 : I had some difficulties to fill the color on that one and it shows. the shadow is not that bad.
5 : Had to much water for the shadow.
6 : The colors looks a little washed out but I think it's the best one.

Little portrait study.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

day 747

spring, week 10,

Tried my best to sketch and study when I could for this week. Like usual, I have to reduce to number of project/image that I work on (over several days).

Sunday 31


Monday 01


Tuesday 02

Portrait practice.

Portrait practice.

Necromancer sketches.

Sunset and clouds sketches from memory.

Wednesday 03

Necromancer exploration.

Portrait studies.

Watercolor Wednesday.
Bear study and some sketches to use all the paint I had.
I had a problem with the object of study,
 I shouldn't have use black even if the object is black.
The general paint job is not really good, 
but I prepared my colors before I began to paint which is good.
Next week, I'll try to do some sketches rather than
 studies and use color in a different, hopefully better, way.

Thursday 04

After work, unfinished, sketch.

Friday 05


Saturday  06

Sky people sketch.
My sketch presentation sucks so much,
I have to to a better job at it. 
For now, it's all muddy and the light is useless here,
we don't even understand what's happening. 

A little better but still weak in presentation.

Portrait studies.