Saturday, June 22, 2013

Arya Photo Study

Rough photo study of Arya Stark. I was trying to render out fabric quickly, but feel like I can do a better job if I take my time. I'll have to figure out a good balance :) Overall, it was a nice, fun study.. although I'm not proud of how the clothing came out.

Friday, June 21, 2013

I'm going to start posting a weekly sketchdump, with the plan to sketch a little bit each day and see how much I can improve by the end of the year. 

These are pretty rough and some have very little detail, but I like the flowing freedom of doing gesture drawings:


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Daenerys Photo Study

I've been wanting to work on my lighting and fabric capabilities, and realized while watching the third season of Game of Thrones just how much I loved the "look" of it as a whole. The costumes are great, the lighting, the emotions, as well as the landscapes. It was then I decided that taking the time to study some screencaps might be good for me, especially when it comes to trying to tackle armor.

The first one I chose was of Daenerys. I loved her pose in this photo and wanted to mimic it in my own style. I wasn't going for a direct copy, but more to observe the colors and the overall feel of the image. There are some anatomy mistakes that really bother me, as well as the rendering on the rocks. I spent about 4-5 hours on it and felt that I got what I wanted from this lesson. I'll be looking forward to doing more in the near future!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Coming Soon!


Welcome to my first second third sketch blog! I've finally found a setup that I'm kind-of, sort-of happy with and believe I'll be able to keep everything of mine in one place. 

This blog will be about sketches, doodles, ideas, concepts, and various other pieces that won't make it into professional galleries. It'll also be a first look into my head before works are finished. 

So, cheers! And thanks for joining me on my ride to success and world domination.