Thursday, December 19, 2013

Inactivity




I hope you forgive my inactivity. I was pretty active for a while, but I stopped updating due to my working a little too hard and being a little depressed. 

I hope you all have a great holiday season, and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Turned out better


This one turned out better but that's because I placed a lower emphasis on getting lines in eventually.

Keep it simple, right?
I'm realizing that they look like super powered hipsters. Which I guess isn't the worst thing. Blame trends.

Thanks for keeping in touch.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Inspired by Albino Raven


And Kyu's post on facebook, where he introduced me to Glen Brogan (Albino Raven).
I decided to give my design skills a work out and - I'm rusty as hell. But I got a bit sick of the realism spree I was on. so I'm trying to get back in it.

That's ok. I'll keep trying.

Friday, August 23, 2013

AK-47



I decided that photos are ok. I can use photos if I want to.

Like in this case, where drawing the AK-47 and painting it would have taken way too goddamn long. Now I probably couldve worked on her hand a bit more. Maybe later.

Love yall.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Same Love

If you haven't heard the song "Same Love" By Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, you should probably listen to it. I have been all sorts of busy since I got into the swing of things at work and there is a hefty amount of work on my plate previously and hence forth.

But I hope to post as frequently as I can, with little musings as I always do.

So I drew this, after watching that video. This painting is a technical nightmare, but it's what came to mind (without drawing real people.)

What really brought this up, was the realization that I am the only woman in the development team in a supervisor role. I don't know why that bugged me so much - but it's been eating at me for a few days now. But feminism in gaming is a big can of worms I don't want to open on this blog. But it's vaguely correlated to this, because it is a human rights issue - realizing that you're swimming in a sea of y chromosomes and you have to tuck your bottom two prongs in to make your X look more like a Y. What? Sorry that got strange fast.

It sort of degraded into this, after listening to Same Love on loop to the point of my (somewhat hypocritical) neighbours asking me to turn it down. As far as the painting goes, I tried to keep it simple - and  I didn't go for hyperrealism or any...technical boundaries. I just said, paint it and be happy with whatever comes of it.

Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Some Solace Concept Art


Sorry about not posting for a while, things really picked up after I came back from Japan - which was bonkers by the way.

This is just a side view that I Did of "Lisa".

Also you should play the Last of Us, it's a wicked game.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Nyota Uhura, the Zoe Saldana version.

About 4 hours. PHotoshop CS5/Intuos4.

I definitely pantied about on this, but that's likely because I wanted to do one last thing before I buggered off to Japan. The lighting in this threw me off at first, but then I just had to remember the basics and it wasn't that hard after that.

I like Zoe Saldana, she's very pretty, but she definitely looks like she needs a sandwich.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Jean Valjean Study

time: 2 hours, Photoshop CS5 w/ Intuos4

Another study, since I started doing some concept art and immediately lost steam. But I still wanted to paint. 

I'm off to Japan on Tuesday, so I can't guarantee any other artwork will go up before I go. Please like my facebook page for this blog! https://www.facebook.com/ArtOfLeishaRiddel