Sunday, December 17, 2006

Drawing Club weekend session

Did a little digital painting from life this morning. The theme was flamenco dancer...

Monday, December 11, 2006

Idol sketches 2

More quick sketches. I'm trying to get back in the habit of getting up early so I have time to sketch before work.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Smack Girl

I've been wanting to do some illustrations for my RPS/Janken fighting game for a while... so here is my first attempt. Lately I've been sketching from life or from DVD's so this project was good practice because it a forced me to work more from my imagination! I wanted an image that showed a strike that was violent enough to make it obvious that it connected. I went a little overboard on the splatter but I needed a way to blend the victim into the background to allow the kicking leg to stand out and I wanted to add more movement and rhythm.

And here are some studies I did as research... The initial idea and pose came from a Smack Girl fight but I found that while I liked the angle and pose if I sketched it realistically it was too dull. So I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what I could change in the style, flow, and proportions to give it some life.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

samurai champloo sketches

We have been playtesting the "rock paper scissors" themed game and its going well so I'm starting to do research to help with fighting poses and character designs. I've been reading a lot about the history of Jan ken lately to find out what variants have developed over the years and for some reason I felt the need to do some studies from Samurai Champloo.

I'm still not sure where the designs will lead me. The theme currently is women's MMA style characters... so something like smackgirl, g-shooto, or love impact.