Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
For the first two image I was heavily inspired by Japanese culture, since I was just there not that long ago and took tonnes of ref images so I wanted to use them. I tried to push in them in totally opposite direction from each other, with the first one more of a ancient samurai statue/golem that had gone through decays and taken over by nature. I thought it would also be interesting to have the torii gate as the sword instead of the normal katana as a way to create unique spin to the culture and I thought it would also be fun to have perhaps a broken helmet, maybe fallen down from one of the statue as a way for the character to go up and get a better view of the surrounding or if its a stage design, it could be reused later on as part of the puzzle or obstacles.
In the second image I was thinking of waterfall/dam and castle. This time around I took some influence from the japanese mask and demon and tried to integrate it to the building to try to create sort of a demon city. I was worried to over detail the building at the background ..and was not sure how much detail is good to place there.
In the third image I went to totally different direction and used influence from egypt culture, I thought of some religious ground or temple. with a misty/sandstorm-ish background of far away buildings.
(THE REF IMAGES here are all grabbed online and is not taken by me)
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
-- THE ROYAL PILGRIMAGE--
Here is my final submission for artstation journey challenge!
I ended up changing a lot of the design and composition from my original sketch. Now looking back I feel there are still many more things I can improve upon (especially on the design.. I found tonnes of great reference images in the middle of painting!) but its okay I have learnt so much from doing this piece and I have to move on so I can do a better one next time! If you have any feedback or what to watch out for next time, please do share it with me!
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
After taking a break.. I felt that I deviated from my original idea a bit too much so I decided to do another thumbnails based on my earlier thumbs (4,9,15) but I tried to push the perspective and distance.
Then I took it and reused some of the color keys that I like to use it as a base for the color. I think I will be going forward with 4A or 4B! Let me know what do you think or which one is your favorite!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Hello everyone! I decided to join artstation JOURNEY art challenge!
After doing the thumbnails, I decided to try to splash some colors to try to find some plausible mood for the journey. At first I tried to stick with the 3 keywords I gave myself but I thought it was limiting the possibilities so in some occasions I deviated from it. I was thinking of proceeding with 2C or 1C. If you have any suggestion on the mood/how to improve upon these or which do you think are the better choice.. please do let me know :D