Concept art, Illustration

Challenge

Bloodsports #8 & #9 refined

I submitted my entries for those challenges but I wanted to spend a bit more time before including them in my portfolio. Now I’m done with them.


Bloodsports #8 – WIP 02

I forgot to upload these sketches here. I drew them on Tuesday, got a crit from Trevor and Kekai, and other Daggers, fellow artists and friends voted for their favs and gave me some feedback. Thanks everybody!! Now after two days not much productive (that happens) I’m working on the final concept for MAX MARNSTEN 2099!!! 🙂


BLOODSPORTS #8 – First sketches

This time I have no excuses, I have to submit something for the Bloodsports challenge. The environment design course’s over, and that was the main reason I wasn’t able to finish my entires for other previous bloodsports (hopefully I can someday finish my poster of Princess Mononoke which is the one I had in a more advanced point).

You have all the info related to the new challenge HERE

I’m going to work on the Sci-Fi IP, and this morning I was drawing the first sketches on my livestream session (I will do the study later tonight). I will draw more variations of the character but here are the first 8 (I drew 2 more but they were horrible).

Your favs? 😀


Studies Week #7 + Royal Fellas

Here are the studies of this week. I’m not very happy with the result of the latest ones, not sure if it was for the time spent, the pain in my hand or I was just tired. I’ll try to get better results next week. At least, 7 days = 7 studies 🙂

And here are the speedies from the last 2 Royal Fellas Challenges. Both painted in 2h30min.

Day 24th, topic: Sci-Fi Priest. Not bad at all

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Wind creature – The Royal Fellas

I joined today the livestream of The Royal Fellas (MArius Bota, John Silva, Sycra Yasin and Cristian Chihaia “Sickbrush”) in which they proposed a subject to paint, this time an elemental creature. Each one chose a different element: fire, wind, water and earth. We were free to paint the element we wanted, and I tried to do something with wind.

The livestream was about 3 hours but I spent about 4h in total. I got some feedback showing my wips to the people on the chat that helped to improve my piece 🙂


DEATHLINE

I knew some Crimson Daggers were doing something called “Deathline” but I didn’t know what exactly it was till today, when I read the inspiring post on Dan Warren’s blog about the Deathline Challenge.

Since I came back from San Francisco I’ve been working harder than ever but still a bit disorganized. I even made a schedule a couple of weeks ago and, while things like livestreams started working better, others not.

I got some good advices in San Francisco to keep working on what I like and improve my work. But it’s like, while knowing what I want to do in the future, I didn’t define my goals very well for a concrete time.

Here’s where the Deathline challenge comes. My 3 goals for the next 365 days

1. At least an hour study every day. Maybe some days I paint more studies or spend more time on them, but that’s the minimun requeriment. I’ll try to record all my studies on livestream, but in case I can’t, I’ll upload them here later anyway.

2. Get a job related to what I’m doing and I like. Concept art, design or illustration. A graphic novel is another work I’m interested in, specially after getting some tips by Aleksi Briclot last year, but it maybe can wait a little more. This point involves having a professional portfolio, with impressive pieces in it.

3. Do some excercise, running a couple of days a week or whatever. I’m only 26 and my legs hurt as hell because I’m almost all the day sitting. I always feel like losing my time because I could be drawing in the time spent for excercise, but it’s healthy and refresh my mind, just have to be less lazy in that sense.

There are a lot of things I have to work on, but they could be included in the 2nd point. Let’s see next year, same day, taking a look at this post, if I was able to accomplish my goals, and see how I improved my self in “just” a year.


HUGE update

Some important notes before showing the new stuff from the last days.

I’m more motivated than ever but I feel like sometimes I get easily distracted or my time management is not as good as it could be so I finally made my schedule. The other day I wrote a post about my new livestream channel and now I stablished a time to do it everyday at the same time.

I will be ON for an hour on livestream everyday at 9AM CET starting at February 6th. The livestreams will be focused mostly for studies and they will be available on demand later.

Now you can follow me on twitter. I’ll try to keep my account active at least to notify updates and livestream sessions.

I also made a facebook page so you can “like” me and follow me there as well.

Now a look to my latest works. I continue taking part in CGHUB challenges but I noticed I need to be selective because I don’t have time for all of them. I could finish in time this Conan tribute for a Drawing Jam in a few hours but I couldn’t finish another work for the Anatomicae challenge. I’m going to finish the illustration I started as soon as possible anyway.

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