I found this online painting app called “Sumo Paint”. I couldn’t get it work with my tablet unfortunately.
Sumopaint has a cool feature called ‘symmetry’, which allows you to draw repeatable patterns rather easily up to a hundred angles. For this sketch I used three.
Concept art for the monster in my Leviathan game. Even though he will be floating in air, I wanted him to have a more ocean critter look.
As for the remaining 15 monsters, they will be put on hold until I finish the game for the contest (Deadline is the 28th) I need to do some concept art for the game.
To do list for game that must get done:
Design concepts for the remaining two Islands
Incorporate those designs into the levels in progress
Simplify the grass and tree textures
Design puzzles for each Island
Design the Artifact
Replace the Medieval house model
Create the Artifact model
Create the Monster model – Only a hovering animation is currently needed
If time permits: Attempt to replace any remaining stock models with ones of my creation
One island needs to completed. Puzzles, monsters and all. This is a more realistic goal. I want this short game to be as polished as possible.
Finally a creature that doesn’t remotely resemble a dragon. It looks more like the offspring of a raptor and a alpaca. I will continue my daily doodle project but I need to return to comps and values instead of design. Before I create another creature, I need to spend a fair amount of time doing research.. I cant do that with a daily doodle at this time. I need to break the ‘dragon curse’ that has infected my drawings. I need to explore new things and take the time to research it. It’s my greatest weakness as a artist jumping into a painting too early. Its fine to be spontaneous when I’m sketching but not with a painting. I need to plan out what I need to do as a artist for the to improve my portfolio so I can get a job in this business. I spent about a hour and 15 minutes on this doodle.
I thought I would try my hand at another sea monster design. I don’t know if the daily doodle is helping me or not. A year ago I used to dread doing any type of detail into a drawing. Now I might enjoy it too much. I question if this project is helping me. Maybe I should return to my still life project for a while? I have countless sketches and photos of animals at the zoos I visit, maybe I should draw and paint them? Maybe I should just pick the best doodle from my sketchbook and upload that as the daily doodle instead of making a dedicated one on the computer. I need to plan some more illustrations in the future, because I had a dragon binge drawing for 9 months, my portfolio is littered with them. I need some more variety in what I draw. Even though I was aiming for a shark like design for this creature , it still reminds me of a dragon. Its very frustrating to me. I’ve been sketching animals for just under a year!! Why can I incorporate that into my designs!!?!
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I discovered that concept sculpting is a lot of fun and lets you explore various idea’s rather quickly. I sculpted this entirely out of my imagination with no refs. My inspiration came from the peacocks I sketch at the zoo. They look so flamboyant. I was curious if I could cross a bird with a dinosaur. I was curious what it might look like. This model has some glaring anatomical issues that would need to be fixed if I was going to develop it into a finished sculpture. But since it’s just a reference for a illustration I will be painting soon, I’m not too concerned about fixing it at the moment. Feedback and critiques are always welcome. Sculptris. 3 Hours
Here is a detailed image, just in case you can’t see the turntable video.