Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Trio of WIPs

So, long time no update! A lot has happened since I last posted here. Most notably, I moved to the Seattle area, and enrolled in some classes at Gage Academy. I have many images to post, so I'll start with a few designs that are works in progress.

This first character is a gent by the name of Swinelius Hobgoppem. He's either the mayor of Munchkin City or the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum's imperious uncle. You decide which.

This next character will be someone someday soon, but for now she is just a sexy nude. Based on many reference images.

To properly explain this next image requires an annoying amount of links. As you may know, I'm a member of an awesome group blog called Creature Spot. The blog is now doing monthly themes, and the theme for September was to draw and/or redesign a creature from an old pulp magazine called Strange Tales. I'm a month late and the creature I'm designing is actually from Tales of Suspense, but whatever. I redesigned a creature simply called the Monster in the Cellar. After the first session of painting on this, I did some research, and found out that the image I was working form is inaccurate. But, again, whatever.
I painted this in front of an audience using Livestream. Look here to watch a recording of it (click on "On-Demand" at the bottom). Please ignore the first four videos, which simply show my mouse darting around the screen, trying to learn how to do this streaming video business. In fact, I'm going to figure out how to delete those videos. The last two videos are where it's at.

Oil paintings coming very soon!