This page is designed to take over my current portfolio, as well as a place to dump all my works in progress. If you'd like to see my work, go to the Portfolio Page.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ritual progress, part.... I forget

That's right, I still work on shit that you think I forgot existed. Honestly this blog helps to remind me what I have unfinished which is useful. I think I've finally come to terms with the lighting conditions I want, far less harsh light that isn't directly on her face anymore. Now that I have a clearer view I can really start going to town on the smaller details and what the hell I'm gonna do with that smoke. I might even consider stretching the canvas down a bit more, we'll see. I like how graphic the birch in the background is looking. All in all, much happier than when I started. Finding reference for this sort of lighting is a nightmare, though... So if you know any blonde models who have been hankering to get topless and drip blood on themselves, forward me their home address ASAP. Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Calligraphy Shai-Hulud

This was fun. I was inspired by Arabic calligraphy, which I've always had a vision took a big part of how I imagine Dune... mainly because I like to write in made-up languages that sort of look like arabic anyway (see example from college ). Islam has an interesting limitation on what they can and cannot depict with art, so much of it is through calligraphy and pattern rather than literal drawings of scenes and things. I plan to do the same with how I interpret the Fremen; although they aren't strictly Arabic their culture and religious beliefs were still based on cultures from the Middle East.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Big Dump

I'm droppin' a big load because I haven't posted in a while. Shame on me! Shame. Most of these were done over Thankgiving break and Christmas break, since I had no access to technology and was trying to keep myself sane. from top to bottom: Dragons/random dudes/GOLDEN AXE/Laza tiger/random bros and brodettes/Witch King/Street fighter girl for Eliot/slave/contract consultant.