Sunday, October 31, 2010

Black and White character painting

Did a black and white painting of a character I designed for tonal practice at Painter. It took me a long time and it is definitely hard for me! I like how the face turned out, but don't really like what he is wearing. Should have worked out his body design better before I paint. For now, I'm glad to move on to the next lesson :P

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pin Up for UXB

Recently, my friend and colleague, Colin Lorimer, has published his own comic, UXB, online. It is really my honor to have done this pin up illustration for it. If you are looking for some really amazing looking artwork (almost an obsession with lines and details :D) , you should check out his comic here:

I very much enjoy painting this pin up since I haven't done any traditional painting for a long time (well, may be not even digital work). The feeling of real paint and water is just good! And for a long time, I haven't drawn anything in a style that I enjoy.

It's always inspiring to see other people being so dedicated to their own work. More like a kick in my head, telling me to wake up and start doing something of my own. It is a blessing to have a job in design, but personal work is vital to my artistic development and keep me going. I guess every artist has that urge to express themselves in their own way!