Speed Painting #003 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hey, it’s kinda late but I wanted to do something for the holidays so here we go… Alien Santa… around 2hrs as usual.. 🙂

(now that it’s done… I realized that I’m pulling references from Men in Black if you know what I mean.. )

Loads of new stuff coming by 2011 so watch out! This would be my last post for this year so…

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

and a BIG THANKS for visiting my blog!

Starcraft x Halo

so I’m back… AND… I joined another contest!

I’m sorry I haven’t updated much because I’m still adjusting to my new working life. Apparently, I got a job in a game asset outsourcing company as a 2D Generalist or something. Anyway, this piece is pretty epic in my opinion. It’s for a small video game mash up contest at DeviantArt and what’s funny is that I drew Starcraft again. I’ve never drawn so many dynamic characters in a single piece so this was pretty challenging. Even if I still want to, I won’t be detailing this anymore since I’ve already submitted to the contest. It’s also just a fan art and as much as I want to stay away from fan arts, contests related to it just pop up so I just had to take the opportunity. Well, wish me luck! The results will be out around next week, I think.

Anyway, I hope I can update again soon even if things are getting REALLY busy since it’s almost Christmas!

Painted in around 11hrs.

Process Video – Hydra

Hi guys!

Unfortunately, I’m a bit too exhausted for any real art update. I’ve been really busy with a post production freelance gig. It’s tiring but really fun! Anyway, I’m really going to miss post prod for a while though since I’ll be working full-time for a game asset outsourcing company soon. I hope I could focus more on my 2D stuff by then.

Anyway, this is a video of my latest speed paint for that ImagineFX Classic Fantasy Raffle. Unfortunately, I didn’t win in the raffle but it was still fun to do this. I had a time when I was still in elementary that I only liked to draw monsters and dragons. I kinda want to try doing those again. I still have a lot to learn on how to paint scales and textures though. Got to learn a lot more from Nebezial.

Thanks for watching!
Took around 1 hour 45 minutes.

Final artwork:

Music is by the awesome Alexander Blu! (creative commons)

Speed Painting #002

I found out that ImagineFX is giving away free subscriptions for their small art raffle and, to join, they require a classic fantasy themed work. Well, they mentioned dungeons and dragons-ish types so I gave it a go. I’ve always loved to draw dragons when I was a child but it sorta faded as I grew up. I’m definitely going to draw more dragons after this one. 🙂

2 hours speed paint.

Speed Painting #001

Here’s my first speed painting for this blog. (…around 2 hours. I consider it as speed painting if its less than 3 hours.)

I got inspired by people like M@, Sparth, Vyle, and Feng Zhu so I wanted to try doing a  production concept art and this is what popped out of my head. I didn’t really have a plan except I wanted a desert scene in the afternoon or something. I quickly realized that painting loosely is actually harder than it looks! You paint with value and form instead of using lines at first. This process is all about having less strokes with maximum impact. Details are only implied because the main goal is to sell the shot and overall design. I haven’t gotten the hang of it yet but I’ll be focusing on this technique for a while until I master it. Besides, it’s really fun since you won’t need to worry much about your strokes not being exact.

Also, I feel like my free time for painting is going to be less starting next week as I’m going to be really really busy with work. Hopefully, that won’t stop me from doing speed paintings. Next set will be futuristic cities. 🙂

Credits to Mathias Verhasselt for some brushed used. I’m gonna make my own soon though!

Process Video – The Birthday Animals

Here’s a new video for an old work of mine. This was supposed to be for a friend’s birthday but I got too carried away as usual. I really like this piece because it’s really cute. My concept was to throw in some cute animals carrying a cake which I twisted around until it became this. It could’ve been weirder and more original(especially the cat) but still, it was good practice.

Again, sorry for the quality of the video. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to upload any real HD videos because my internet isn’t really that fast. Also, sorry about the random pop-ups in the video. As you can see, my process is very messy for this one.

This isn’t a tutorial but I hope you guys learn a little more about my techniques.

Also here are a few tips for digipainting stuff like this:

-Make sure that you have finalized your character designs if you are going to tackle on a complicated scene like this. I wasted time redesigning the bunnies on the spot.

-It’s better to get references first before actually starting unlike what I did.

-Separating the characters from the background is very helpful if you want to put details on the background.

-Use custom brushes for fur! It took me a while to realize that my hair brush wouldn’t work well for fur. You can download my brush pack at my interactive portfolio for the fur brush I used.

Thanks for watching!

This took around 15-16 hours to finish spread through a week, I think.

Music is by the awesome Alexander Blu! (creative commons)