Tuesday, June 12, 2012

LEARNING HAPPENED (And another Justice League feature!)

Just trying to improve, slowly but sure. I've decided to do this exercise. I painted the face of an asian girl out of my imagination.

I knew I wanted her to have big lips and extremely prominent cheek bones, other than that I had nothin else in mind and went with whatever came to mind.

Next, I found photo reference and did a study of an Asian girl under similar lighting conditions. I used Grace Park because I'm a Battlestar Galactica nut.

Finally I did a third face, trying to apply what I learned from the study as much as possible. I think I learned a lot and I'm hoping the third face shows improvement from the first. I think this is a great exercise to directly apply what you learn from a study, and to help retain it by forcing yourself to see the flaws in your imaginative work and correct them.
I really recommend trying this out!  I'll be doing a LOT more of these

ALSO.  io9 posted about my JLA stuff, which is overwhelming me with geekout-ness.  There seem to be a lot of opinions about my stuff on there, for better or worse, but a lot of people have actually made some really good points about the flaws in my designs!  Anyway here's the article:


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bleeding Cool News Feature!

I'm frantically posting this everywhere, not stopping to take a second to consider my lack of humility but I hope you guys will understand. My JLA designs just got featured on Bleeding Cool!  Being recognized on a site you've already been a gigantic fan of is a feeling I'm unfamiliar with, and I'm honored to see that the guys there and the forum posters seem to dig what I did.  A million thanks to everyone at Bleeding Cool for their appreciation!

The link to the feature