Saturday, June 7, 2014

random stuff...

Here's a recent video interview I did covering my career, from the early Bioware days to my current projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdpzAa1d4NM&feature=share

And from my previous post, here is the 3-d model of the furry dragon s far in its development from the game team.  Looks pretty cool I think.  The fans seem happy.


 



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Zios the Cloudburster


Just unveiled today is my 5th dragon design for the video game "Dragon's Prophet", a fantasy game published by Sony that is popular in Europe.  The client had requested a furry/feathers dragon that the female characters might like to own.

Below is the final design I settled on.  Being a dragon that didn't have the usual "badass, aggressive" look, I decided to make an oil painting to add some narrative to the image of the dragon being wild and difficult to tame, even if somewhat cute.


As with my normal process, the final composition is transferred to the panel with charcoal rubbed on the back of the paper and traced over...


A burnt umber acrylic tracing over the lines makes sure the drawing is not lost...


I use acrylic washes to lay in the basic tones so that I can paint piece-by-piece and visualize each part in context of the whole...


Based on the colors I am using I decide on my oil palette...


Paint background to foreground...



The final painting...


Framed up nicely in a frame I had lying around. 16X20" oil on panel.