Summer Kickoff

This is the first summer in my memory that I don't have summer classes or school looming distantly in the fall. It's odd and glorious. The last couple months have been more than a little hectic... not that it's bad, but I do hope that the summer will calm down a bit and let me catch my breath so I can make more art. I've had several weeks (on and off) of crazy overtime hours. My car freaked out and start overheating every time I went more than about 1/2 a mile (which I tend do when using my car). After the repair I decided it was time to buckle down and upgrade vehicles. After about 2 weeks of nightly researching and scouring the internet I finally tracked down a good deal on a lightly used 2012 Ford Fiesta, which I have since purchased. I also moved into a new apartment, which is amazing. Though, moving 3 room-mates worth of furniture into a new house was exhausting to do in a single day. Like I said, it has been a hectic last couple months.

All that aside, I've managed to develop the concept for the frontier pilot character I'm working on a bit further. It's still a work in progress, but it's getting there... Providing life calms down a bit, I'm hoping to get a couple nice pieces of art for my portfolio this summer, so stay tuned for new stuff!

 

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Also, here is a pic of my new digs. SummerDesk_Effected

Mitsurugi BRAWL Update

Here's an update on my Polycount BRAWL submission. Last week I did some concepting and finally settled on something that I like and this week I spent a good chunk of time working on sculpting out the base anatomy. especially focusing on the facial features. It has been an interesting experience to design someone to look similar to concept art, but to still have the realistic idiosyncrasies that make people feel real. I still have a lot to learn, but I've been having fun so far.I've also been making an effort to document my progress (especially in the sculpting phase) and have made a timelapse of my work to this point.