I had so much fun with my fantasy/castle series, I started working on a new series within the same world.
I first like to start out by typing out everything related to the subject matter of what I'm going to be working on. Materials, real world inspirations, buzz words, anything I can come up with to help me understand this world. For this project in particular I made sure from the get-go to set up a shape language that I can use to design. For me personally, I find it much easier to come up with designs when I have certain rules in place. Afterward, it's a good few hours surfing the web for as much reference as I can, you can never have too much.
Lastly, I like to come up with a quick rough topographical viewpoint of the space I want to paint. This gives me a much clearer idea in my head how the space looks and feels. Plus it's nice to have something tangible before moving into 3D.
More to come soon.
Se'liel and Velen'a, the first prophets of the way of the Crow founded this, the city of Kraka. All who pass through the pass see the two sisters welcoming vagrants and travelers with open arms.
You can view the higher res as well as progress wips and 3D renders on my artstation: ARTSTATION
Thank you for viewing.
Here is a 3D template of my next image of my fantasy series. Spent a bit more time in the 3D phase this time and getting as many problems solved before going into Photoshop.
Part of my fantasy Castle series, here are some design callouts of some props. Exported the characters out of DAZ3D and then added primitive 3D models with Modo. I rendered those out and painted them over in Photoshop. One of the important things and least shown on the internet regarding concept art are the meat and bones of it, design sheets and callouts of those pretty paintings we like to ogle at. The 3D artists need to be able to take the pretty image and put it into the game engine, architecture, props, objects and all. Hope you guys like it and there will be more designs to come. Cheers!
Larger images can be viewed here: ARTSTATION
At the final resting place of the Crow Goddess, at the peak of the highest mountain, devout followers erected spires and a giant effigy in reverence to her. On the eve of her memorial, the crows gather and the residents eagerly await her return to bring them all to the clouds where they and the crows fly free.
Larger version can be viewed on my artstation: LINK
Hey all! I'm back from a short vacation, so I'm hitting the ground running with a WIP and renders of the latest scene of my fantasy castle series. The scene was mocked up in MODO, and the statue was posed and then imported in from DAZ 3D, a fantastic free 3D program with some great character models you can use to set up in your scenes. I did a few test renders until I found the composition I liked. Hope you guys like it and the final image will follow soon.
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Here is the second image, part of the castle series I've been working on. This is meant to be an excerpt showing a possible play space for the player, as well as including lighting, color and mood. I blocked in the big shapes in Modo and photobashing and paintover in Photoshop. I learned quite a bit especially the necessity for creating more detail in the 3D model to solve as much about perspective and proportion as possible as opposed to just getting the simplest shapes in 3D and the wracking your brain figuring it out in Photoshop. Live and learn and on to the next one.
Higher res: Artstation
Thank you for viewing! :)
Here is the completed image.Happy with how this one came together. I grabbed a lot of reference and images before going in for the massive photo-bashing. I included a WIP image of the different stages from place the photos down and then integrating them into the scene via match color.
Better res on my ArtStation
Here are some sketches for a series of images I plan on making. I will move on to finals with some of these. Rendered in Modo and then photo bashed and painted over in Photoshop
Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great holiday, new year and first month of 2015. Here are some thumbnail sketches I've done this past month during some spare time.
Plus a couple more.
Here's the new spot for my blog. I'll be posting sketches, tutorials, random thoughts and the like. Thanks for dropping by.