Ok, here is some of my personal work I have done thus far. About a year ago I became infatuated with digital painting. I have always loved concept art, and decided, "With enough hard work I can do it too!" Well, I worked away. And although I don't think I am anywhere near being considered a professional, it is something I deeply enjoy. I have instead decided to use the 2D skills I am developing to support and foster growth in my 3D work, and to relax and have fun. I am really into hand painted textures (ala Torchlight) and using my 2D to flesh out ideas for my 3D work.
Here is most of my work from newest to oldest - I have to warn you, I had a really rough Fall semester, so not much got done unfortunately....
Girly - 45 minute sketch with a new brush I made. I am currently taking my first oil painting class (sooo much fun) and wanted a brush to emulate that feel.
Monk - Inspired by a feeling of serenity at some point last semester (an oasis in a hellish dessert to be sure)
Dragoon Versions 1 and 2 - I wanted to do a variation on the Dragoon class that shows up in many fantasy games. From what I gather, the essence of a dragoon is diving at an enemy with a spear in hand. They are agility based and strike quickly and hard. I decided instead of the traditional jumping method that most dragoons employ, my dragoon was going to use a grappling hook attached to his arm to pull himself at breakneck speeds at his enemies. I plan to make a game model of this character
Version 2 was to address some perspective issues that were occurring. Although unfinished, this is much closer to the dynamic vision I originally had.
The last two were the fruit of my labor over the summer of 2009 - learning digital painting basics. I have no idea how many hours of tutorials and PSD hunting I did. I am a huge Jason Chan of Massive Black fan, so I hunted down every tutorial and ounce of teaching I could find.
The first painting I did during the summer was inspired by the song Anna Molly by Incubus, and Sunburn by Muse. Although the original concept was going to be all warm colors, this one ended up in the cool spectrum.
This is, in my opinion my Magnum Opus of my 2D work thus far. It was inspired by my love of ethics and the show Ergo Proxy. If something is thrust into what we perceive as self consciousness, how does our relationship with that thing change? What level of respect does it deserve? And most interesting, how should we/do we react?
Here are some versioning compilations for Anna Molly and Lucid Cognition that I used to present my workflow to the Advanced Seminar class I participated in during the summer of 2009