this summer i was finally able to catch up in the assassins creed games so i decided to do a character study digitally since i am a huge fan of the character designs in that game.
this made me realize that i really don't like drawing on my wacom tablet. i love painting on it, i just cant stand doing line work.
so i decided that this is how i will do my work.
with these it kind of helped break down the way i work. id like to get the line work down traditionally with pencil, then bring it into Photoshop to do a value and color study.
i was honestly very happy with the way the second one turned out. it showed lot of improvement and also places where i still need to definitely work on. ( arms and hands :/.) but with this i now have a process i can follow.
and finally a little fun vector i did. Not many people know this, but while i was studying engineering i loved the way vectors looked so i decided to learn how to do that. i did a quick silhouette of a character from Naruto... saw this image that i had saved and wanted to vector it in black and white for old times sake. the original was done in color.
i definitely had a good break. summer is now over and now i am finally in my first semester of 2d entertainment here at TAD. we just had our first week of classes so had to make sure to update all the work i did during the summer before i got really busy. but one thing for sure is i would like to keep doing this for its the reason why i want to become an artist. this is work for myself and it will definitely help me continue to improve . It will help keep me on my toes as I search for answers and solve problems. Probably the best advice that i can give to someone who is pursuing a career like this: is to always make sure that you are creating artwork for yourself because it will constantly remind you as to why you are doing this. its something i didn't do much of because i kept telling myself i was not ready for it. but remember, you have to start somewhere...
with all that...
i hope to keep my blog updated at least once a week. and in my spare time i plan to do more traditional, digital, and vector work of characters i come up with.
thanks as always for stopping by,
PS i haven't come up with names for those 2 characters... i am really bad with names... maybe by the time i do the digital work id have come up with names and some background story. oh and ill prob do a full figure the next time :).