Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Environment & Ship sketches

Last few days I've been sketching on paper to reset and review, as I continue my quest to drastically improve my personal portfolio. First a few environments:
Then 3 quick ships:

There are problems with all of these, some more obvious than others Just trying to set problems for myself in all the many aspects of concept work - design & design language, drawing technique, composition, work output per time available, and more. As I keep doing these they'll get more ambitious in terms of technical difficulty and also trying to really focus on doing better, more interesting design. So as I keep going I'll be addressing the problems I see in these and trying to improve.

I'm doing these on 14x18 Canson newsprint with a 30% Cool Gray Prisma marker and my HiTec-C pens; these are all on one sheet which is too big for my scanner. I'm using the low-quality paper because it helps me remember to relax and just draw and not be too serious or tense about it. It's just a sketch, and I've got my scanner to capture anything that comes out really well.

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