color painting, concept art, Concpet Art, indie, monster, Quick Horror, Uncategorized, video games, woman

QuickHorror Key Art

Quickhorror key art 10 flattened crop3

Here is the key art that I did for QuickHorror. It will be used at a promotional image for the beta/prototype distribution. I want to give a dark feel. I really wanted to paint the entire monster in the painting but then it take some mystery out of the game. The monster in the game is rendered in a way that you cant get a clear shot of it. I will release a trailer tomorrow, and a press release on Wednesday.

I’m hoping I can upload the game to IndieDB, GameJolt, an another indie game server tonight. It will only have the procedural generated levels but that alone should give a player hours of game play. If enough people like the game, I will Kickstart it. I’m excited and terrified. I’ve never promoted my games before.

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Character 3 (Wip) part 2

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Still working on this. It’s been hard to focus the last couple days. I will attempt to finish it tomorrow.

Note to self: starting with a big brush and after every pass shrinking the brush size by half a very effective method. Last brush size is 10

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Character 2 – Allana Warrior

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Didn’t get quite as far as I hoped. I got distracted by ‘Sir, You Are Being Hunted’ a awesome indie stealth game the game review critics hate. I stopped relying on movie and game critics a year ago because most don’t have a clue what they are talking about or are extremely biased. Even worse the people who comment on the reviews reaffirms the ‘Ash Conformity Experiment‘.

Before I went on that random tangent, I really enjoyed painting this. I stays true to my reference and didn’t deviate into my own design. After a few more I think I will be ready to be more creative. The reference photo I based my drawing on is by faestock. The model is Allana, my drawing doesn’t do her justice. 2 1/2 hours

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Character 1 – Steampunk Lady

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About the Character Every Day Projects

I will be frank, my costume designs need some focus, and I’m extremely bored with drawing stationary poses. So I decided to practice every day a character design. I found plenty of free stock images on Deviant Art provided by some very generous photographers.

I will be using these as reference when I draw. Sometimes I will do my best to copy that image, sometimes I will use the photos as a springboard for my own designs yet keeping some elements that where in the original, and sometimes I will just use the model’s pose/gesture and abandon every thing else.

What I pick depends on my confidence and my mood. A majority of the characters will be drawn using a drawing tablet similar to a cintiq. If I get brave I might use oils for some characters later in the game.

I will spend two days on each character. The amount of time spent on them will depend on my schedule and how bored I get with the painting. So every two days (excluding weekends)

Here is the first character. It wont win any awards but its a good start. This is a steampunk lady. The ref photo I based my drawing on is by Jagged Eye at deviant art. 2 hours. I will put a link when I find it again. Crits welcome.

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Concept Art – Update to Alex Harkenstone and Derric Skycaster

After a day or so, I need to review my paintings to see if there are any adjustments and fixes needed. My two concept art paintings where a bit over saturated and some parts where still a little rough. Alex needed more color in her cheeks. I also experimented with a rim lighting to attempt to make the forms more readable in the shadows. As for my draco Derric, I found that there wasn’t enough interest in his face so I added more details to try to push the design. I also finished his feet. I have not yet designed a outfit I am pleased with, so he remains in a loincloth for now. I did color adjustments in both paintings. I fidget with color allot because I have not clue yet. I am relatively new in using color and am fighting my way though. I paid for a Color theory course at conceptart.com but haven’t been able to watch it yet. I will take a break from Derric and start working on Asgaunt and Prof. Notch in the future.

6 hours on Alex. 8 hours on Derric. Painted in Photoshop using a wacom tablet. Any input is welcome.

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Daily Painting No.78 – Alex Hawkenstone (Concept Art)

alex heroine reporter plaid shirt golden blond hair female hero

I finally completed a painting of Alex Hawkenstone, the main protagonist of my story. I went though many color experiments with the clothing to get something I was satisfied with. She is a norden, a people that live in the snowy mountains of the north.  She is no warrior, has no super powers, cannot cast a spell, nor can she shape shift. However, she has her wits about her at all times. Something she puts to use with eerie precision. She starts out uncertain of herself, but gains confidence throughout the story. I want her to grow with the reader. This is less of a coming of age story. It is more about ordinary people put into epic and extraordinary circumstances, and coming out on top. I painted it in Photoshop using a drawing tablet. It took about four hours total to paint. five hours if you count researching the clothing.

update: adjusted the colors from cool to warm to better match her personality.

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Portrait Sketch for The Soul Tamagotchi

portrait woman in robes

The Soul Tamagotchi asked if I would sketch one of her friends who has been going though some tough times. I hope I did her justice.  I forgot how much fun painting portraits are. I experimented with a way of painting. It worked rather well 🙂

Painted in Photoshop, Time Spent: 1 hour.

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Portrait of Becky Wisdom

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Portrait of Becky Wisdom

My first portrait ‘commission’.  This the longest I have spent on a portrait so far. Four hours. Instead of drawing a portrait a day for a hour, I spent a hour a day on this painting for 4 days. I am pleased with the face and lips. I  simplified the hair to make it more manageable. I need more time figuring out how to render hair more efficiently.

Time Spent 4 hours

Painted in Photoshop