Thursday, February 27, 2014

Finalized concepts

I'm reposting the sketches next to the finished paintings. so you can see the development.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WIP environments

Practicing some sci-fi feeling compositions. Just working on the thumbnails for now, getting the feel for it.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Vehicle sketches

Here are some concept sketches I did for some vehicles.

Old Nightingale Project

This was a personal project I was working on last fall. I'm finally posting the progress images I did. Inspired by the Chinese folktale of Nightingale. I wanted it to be more dwarven fantasy rather than Chinese. I was doing a lot of exploration with style for this and attempted to do a color script for the story. I learned a lot and I might come back to this and develop it out more.

Here is the overall story:

 (I realize I am having a theme of crystals in my work lately! wow!) The Dwarf kingdom is dark that is lacking aesthetic
qualities that the surface world has. The Dwarf king reads a tale of the mythical nightingale that lives deep in the crystal forest. He calls in his lord in waiting and orders the capture of this creature. He imprisons the bird upon retrieval in magic crystal. He only releases the bird when he wishes the bird to sing.

As a gift, a neighboring kingdom sends a synthetic bird to sing. The song is mechanical and doesn't change from play to play. The nightingale escapes. After much use the synthetic bird dies. The king falls into a depression, almost causing the king to die.  The nightingale had compassion on the king, he returned to sing a song of healing. Death was vanquished and a pact was made between the king and nightingale, the bird would sing for the king but only if he was to be free.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shadow realm: Architecture elements

Portal: to be able to enter the shadow realm you must be transformed from corporeal to etherial.
Statues: emit beams of plasma/magic and create a means for the transformation to occur.
Building: This is the house of the cleansing font this is the final step to the transformation ritual. Once the body is transformed, the mind needs to let go of linear thinking and opened to understand the cosmos.

Spider Femur Wand

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spirit Tree Sketches

For my project. I was wanting the tree to have an overgrowth feeling similar to creeping fig plants. I was expirementing with silhouettes.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Perspective practice

Some perspective practice inspired from previous paintings. I wanted to make the perspective correct in these paintings. These are works in progress.
2 point
3 point

1 point

Crystal Ideations

When I was researching for my crystal environmental element I was looking for something specific. The crystal in my world is plague like and creeps along consuming things in its path. I first looked up crystals and how they grow. This was not enough for what I needed. I started to look at videos of mold and fungus and how they spread. This was a push in the right direction and I got really inspired.  I also ask my mentors what direction they might take the ideas. They give me ideas and usually their input makes the research go into a more creative direction. From a mentor I was given the idea of looking at cancer cells and how the cancer cells spread and take over living cells