Sunday, March 27, 2011
So, I finally got around to (it's hilarious how I make it seem like I have a life) finishing this bad boy. He's pretty much a study I started for lighting and color... really, just messing around mostly, but I wanted to pay a lot of attention to form and light, mainly. Since I was actually saving most of the layers individually I thought it would be cool to post the process of the image and kind of take you through the journey that is digital painting... for me, anyway.
The character changes a lot during the whole thing. He actually seems smarter at the beginning, ha. You can see that my decision to remove his hair (or the dark blob I considered to be hair) changes his personality in a big way. It's almost like taking a peak at my brain. Wild.
Posted by James Zapata at 11:00 AM
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I know I said I was going to take a break from drawing today. I say lots of things.
When I was a kid "studying anatomy" by copying X-Men comics and trading cards, no matter what character I was drawing from somehow ended up turning into Wolverine. Same exact thing happened here while referencing Phil Hale's work. However, an accidental Wolverine sketch should never be something to complain about!
Posted by James Zapata at 4:27 AM
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
So, my original composition was too scattered. I wanted to convey the tragedy of Link being "the one that got away" for Malon, since all he wanted from that farm was milk and a horse.... not the farmer's hot daughter. ::facepalm::
Anyway, I think this works a lot better. It gives more attention to the dynamics between each character and the lighting really helps stage stage the scene.
Posted by James Zapata at 12:01 AM
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
There is an interesting Drawing Jam (challenge) going on over at CGHub in honor of Zelda's 25th anniversary. I'll be posting my progress as much as possible. I just hope school doesn't get in the way too much (does that sound weird? Offensive, even?)
Anyway, here I go:
Posted by James Zapata at 5:47 AM
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Here's my final concept illustration for "The Last Sleeper."
Some of the brushes I used for this I took from a download pack made by a fellow named Daarken. Bad ass illustrator.
His work along with his brushes and tutorials can be found here: http://daarken.com/
Posted by James Zapata at 2:54 AM