“Always keep learning” is my motto. And because I’ve always desired to take courses to improve my craft, I recently signed up to take a character design course on Schoolism. Here’s my iterative process and final design for a character description I was assigned before progressing to Lesson 2.
Going for a more cartoony vibe with this take on the retro-looking Dormammu.
Thumbnails are integral to my design process. I like to explore the possibilities before I start. References play a huge role in my thumbnail explorations. I look at color, texture, values and composition in photo references and distill my thumbnails down to the basic essence of what I see.
My last bit of new art for 2016. See you next year!
Front and back covers are complete! The book is complete and sent off for printing.
My tribute to Carrie Fisher.
When things radically change from initial pencils to the final version.
A new ink brush with some new coloring techniques is making me excited again.
Proposed front and back cover designs for my forthcoming portfolio book. Compiling one’s work at the end of each year into a printed book gives me a great deal of satisfaction. It’s a curated effort that allows me to look through, sort, and select the best images that represent my growth as an artist over the past year.
This illustration was mildly inspired by the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie.