Friday, June 29, 2012

Challenge #2

Alright guys, great job on the first challenge.

We're continuing with the letter B. Any media allowed. Deadline on July 9.

Reminder: don't plan far ahead on the next few challenges. We expect to do some changes. We we're thinking about adding a specific theme to the letters, to make it less broad. Maybe combine two letters at the same time to speed things a bit. Or perhaps do theme rotations from one person to another.

Feel free to make suggestions.

Have fun guys.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Arctic Tomb Final?

Hey guys, I did some more work on my piece but I'm still not satisfied with it. Time to move on to B.

A for Archer Final

Thanks for the feedback guys. I think It really made a difference. I pumped up the contrast in areas I wanted the eye to go and softened up edges and toned down contrast in the back. I think this helped give a better initial read. On to B!

Also I changed the format to the original blogger format... I prefer it. what do you guys think?


Monday, June 25, 2012

the Aquarium

Meh... should probably have chairs

Anvil - German with "Chuch Windows"

I am a little bummed I was unable to try this out with my Wacom. Despite that though, I am happy with what came out, just need to raise the bar with the upcoming letter B.

Acrylics + Water Color


So I decided to work on Mr. Bat Ears and somewhat pleased with what I came out with. As I worked on this guy I felt like I wanted to add what type of alien gear he would use or maybe his ship but this is as far as I could get at the moment so I'll call this finished for now. On to the next one!

A couple of amazon sketches

Basically, experimented with pin-up and a comic style. Trying to see the gestures and costume as well.

I'm not having success with the color rendering at all, even tried pencil and watercolor, but still no luck...So, I'm continuing with the background/environment instead, treating it like Yee's ink project.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Here's what I have so far. I'm not sure if it's done. feedback welcome.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

the Aquarium

So, here are a few thumbs of an idea I was messing with...will see how far I can go with this by Monday.

Friday, June 22, 2012

German Anvil

First layer of water color. Need better lighting.

A for Alien

I'm designing an alien! I'm leaning towards possibly a video game protagonist so I tried to create characters that I would like to play myself as well as getting certain designs out of my head to see how much I can push my character design skills. So far I'm liking the bottom row most so I might go with one of those guys.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Arctic Tomb Update

Hey guys, I did some refining and added some things. I had fun working on it so far. Let me know what you think.  
German Anvil with "Church Windows." Need to figure a pleasing setting, and item configuration, but it should be fun to paint the metal texture.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Arctic Tomb lay-in

So here's the first lay in for the arctic tomb. Let me know what you guys think!

Arctic Tomb

Hey guys, here are some thumbnails for the arctic tomb. I like the idea of a tomb being carved into the side of a mountain so I went with that. So far I like the shots that are pulled back more; 1,5 and 6. I'm still gathering reference and I'm going to take it into photoshop. Let me know what you think.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A is for Archer (costumes)

Exploring some costumes for my archer lady. I think I like 1,3, and 5 (from left to right)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A is for Archer

Very original, I know :)

Anyway, Here are some thumbnails exploring silhouette and gesture for now. I think I like the third from the left the most.

Welcome to HA!

Welcome to Hardcore Artferno, just a little blog to keep some SJSU Animation/Illustration students busy during summer. Our first Bi-weekly challenge will be the letter A.

Illustrate a word beginning with the letter A!