Thursday, April 27, 2006
This month, the challenge at work was to do some new art for a classic game. I never was a gamer when I was younger. We had a Coleco Vision with a million games and the adapter to play Atari 2600 games, but my gaming experience stopped there. All my friends moved on to the NES and I later got a Sega Master System, but Altered Beast and Outrun were as far as I got. So my knowledge of games quickly diminished, as I had to rely on trips to my friends houses to see what the new games were. Some may think I was a deprived child, but I think it was better that I was outside, where I love every minute of nature. Here are a few sketches that I am working on putting together for a remake of "Joust." Man, my abilities sure stink compared to my colleagues. Makes me sick, they are so good. I'm going to attempt to paint this one up for the challenge
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
So it's final. I decided to stop noodling it and just pump it out. I think it turned out pretty good for my first foray into digital portrait painting. By the way, did I mention that I LOVE undo? It beats painting on a canvas and constantly scraping, repainting, scraping, repainting, sanding, repainting until it's right. But there is still that physical touch of paint on a canvas that I think Painter, no matter how good, can duplicate. So I'll keep at it. Hopefully I can get quicker from here. If I take as long on other images as I did with this one, I'll never get any better.