Some concept art for the ruins area of project dark. I’m debating if I should give it a jungle like environment or not. In old jungle ruins you see those large vines that take over buildings. I would like to incorporate that into the level if possible but I don’t know if I have the main power to make them. I drew a bird/lizard like creature because my brain wasn’t up to drawing a person tonight. Honestly for the world, what needs to considered is the fauna and flora in the world. It needs to be just a little exotic but still grounded in our world
This dragon looks hungry… Run Sir. Knight! Run!
I was only going to spend an hour painting today’s daily… I spent 3hours on it. I got stuck rendering the mouth (Mostly the top apparently), I have not rendered dragon’s mouth too much, it was a new challenge. What do you think of this dragon? Does it look too generic or do you think it’s design is decent?
I think I came out decent for a daily painting
I referenced a stock photo by Jaggeded Eye on FA for this sketch
I was too comfortable with my line sketches so I started to do color painterly sketches again. I like how this one came out.
A grossly incandescent warrior of.. I have no clue.
My second daily, could have been better as I rushed this drawing before going to bed. It will make due for tonight.
Tonight I doodled this dragon out of my head in one of the most unlikely applications ever, Blender 3d; a program made for 3d modeling and animation, not 2d sketching.
Blender has this feature called ‘Grease Pencil’ that allows you to draw sketchy like ‘curves’ anywhere you like with your tablet, it will even stick to 3d objects. Note: This has nothing to do textures and UV (Although some use it for retopo)
To test the grease pencil,I set a block in front of the camera (set the camera to ‘ortho front’) and started drawing. This works way too good. I wouldn’t want to paint with this due to each color having to be on a separate layer but for sketching it is super.. er.. surprisingly effective.
Since grease pencil curves are in 3d, I could see many awesome uses for this tool, you can even ANIMATE with grease pencil curves and have at your disposal useful animation tools such as onion skinning.
For a free open source 3d app, blender continues to blow my mind.
I know I have 7 monsters remaining of my 30 monster project and its been a month since my last drawing. Homework and commissions take priority in my life. but after 30 monsters is finished, I will be doing a drawing project concerning dragons as I miss drawing them.
Also here is a screenshot of the sketch in blender:
This Wyvern will be the ‘character player’ of my future game: Code named “Project Phoenix”
I’ve come to the conclusion that I do my best work when a project is in mind. I will be making a very short 3d shooter similar to games like Gradius and Salamander. I’m literally ‘killing three birds with one stone’ by incorporating models I will be making as homework for my 3d classes into the models and props for the game. And since the baddies will also be monsters, I can finish my monster project with my concept art!
After the game is finished, I will make a demo reel showcasing the gameplay, models, and concept art of my last two games.
Anyways I’ve been busy with art commissions as of late, so I haven’t been able to update my blog as much as I liked. I should be able to upload them shortly.