Saturday, March 31, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
This is the new house I drew overnight. After talking with Niño, I realized that I really haven't been pushing myself or tying down my designs enough. He also pointed out that by not taking my work to a more finished stage, I am not discovering my full weaknesses. So, here is my new drawing, warts and all.
I realized that I really need to draw more and work in a smarter way. This drawing took longer than I thought it would and it was more difficult than it looks. I struggled with perspective for what seemed like forever, finally decided to forego the perspective (for now) and work it free hand.
I was going for an armored beast form to the house madeup of a rock mass. Since the race of creatures are more of an earthy "goat like" people, I wanted to tie in the rocky shapes and materials. Though the design isn't as extreme or pushed as I would like it to be, I am glad that Niño gave me this quick turnaround goal. Any comments are appreciated.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Hello! Here are some of my explorations of the direction that I'm going in for my house/home. In thinking of my home there were a number of considerations I had. First, I was thinking about my "race" what kind of people they are and what kind of materials they would use. I thought rocky hillside (since they are evolved hooved creatures). I would think that they would seek out environments close to what they are used too. I'm thinking the placement would be somewhere high on a hill. My race of people would use natural materials like mud, rocks, and fabrics even that they would fashion themselves. I'm also thinking that they could be a used to somewhat of an agrigultural people. I'm also thinking about what a home could represent. It could be a haven, a place that is warm & inviting. Or it could be a defensive sanctuary where it looks formidable, but inside it is a place to feel safe and recuperate. I like the idea of a contrast between outside & inside. The outside could look intimidating almost gruesome, but the inside could be warm and comforting. The home could also be totally futuristic and unusual. I like the idea of huge, exaggerated shapes jutting out to push the extreme nature of the project at hand. I haven't gotten there yet, so here's my start for the homes.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Hey Nino. This is the colored version of my white mage. I chose a primary color palette but I kept her colors mostly a blue feeling to convey that idea about water (life giving). Is this working? Any comments on the color or even the way I'm approaching painting this piece.
Monday, March 5, 2007
Hi there. Here are my characters in progress. I just wanted to make sure that I'm going in the right direction in regards to designing for modelers. If anyone has any suggestions or comments, please feel free. I will put the add ons soon. I'm excited to see which direction you guys push this!
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Anyone out there? Hi guys, for anyone involved, here are the basic body shapes I'm going for with my creatures/race. Sticking to the "lizard-motif." Just really wanted to make it work. Thinking of these people like a nomadic tribe from a desert world. Hence, the reptilian look. I want them to look fun too, so playing with the body shape was a process. The female of the race is basically playing off of the male body type, that's why there is not as much exploration. If anyone has any further suggestions I am open to them. Working on the looks of the different classes now. I also included a few explorations of the silhouttes for the "looks." Wish I would have thought of this sooner. Hey, its a process.-- Nelson