Sunday, March 28, 2010

Royal Guard -2

So, I've taken my initial sketch and created another that's a bit more fleshed out. I never really decided whether I wanted these characters to look more human or slightly alien, so I may be changing this again soon, we shall see.
As usual, I'm still not 100% happy with this, but I feel like it's at least a bit closer to what I wanted. It may be a while before I get back to this character again, so I wanted to at least share it's current incarnation before (in essence) killing the re-doing it :)

Edit: made a few adjustments to legs and elsewhere, and am now experimenting with new PS brushes! Still just the beginning stages - I'll post again when/if I get further along :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

So, I'm going to be super busy over the next couple of days, but I wanted to post this up, perhaps get feedback!
This is based on a story I started writing a while back, and while I never got very far with it, I did become attached to the idea of some of the characters. This is Amia and she is a member of the royal guard. I was inspired by Egyptian themes mainly because I envisioned this race as being sun-worshipers and a culture of prestige and tradition. They are a fairly peaceful culture, so their armor is mainly a decoration and symbol of status and wealth. Anyways, before I bore you any further with my descriptions, I'm including the original sketch as well as some initial color comps. Enjoy!

As always, comments are loved!
Hopefully I'll be able to post this weekend's project up sometime next week ;)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Just a quick update. Sorry I haven't had the time to post anything lately, but I've been dealing with major technology issues lately.. which is the main reason for the update. Unfortunately, the computer upon which I was modeling the Tooth Fairy is now dead. I may eventually drag it in to retrieve some of my files, but for the moment, all projects done on that computer shall not be completed. I'm a bit depressed about it, but was rather itching to switch gears anyways, so perhaps this is a good thing - Which brings me to the good news! I finally updated my Mac! (yes. this should have been done ages ago.) and now Zbrush works on my computer! Of course, I should probably get an updated version of Zbrush, but for now I'm just happy that I have at least ONE computer that is capable of doing anything.
That's all for the moment, but because it seems strange to not include an image of some sort... I present to you, my (yawning) Buddy!