I traded my dreams for this mess of memories…
So, I’ve FINALLY started this lol.  I kind of wasted my night, playing games and watching youtube.  I did want to start working on this painting.  But honestly, I think I’ve been rather nervous about it.  So I decided before I went to sleep I would at least slap down the cool and warm spots.
The picture is shit, but its a good starting point cause hopefully it will look a lot better in a couple of weeks.  Namely next week since I don’t really work at all.
I feel like I’ll be disappointed in my actual paint skills compared to what I know I can do digitally.  I try to digitally paint as much like real paint as I can, but there are all sorts of tricks I know for photoshop that I can’t do here.  So this will be interesting to see if I can make it look anything like what I have in my head.

I traded my dreams for this mess of memories…

So, I’ve FINALLY started this lol.  I kind of wasted my night, playing games and watching youtube.  I did want to start working on this painting.  But honestly, I think I’ve been rather nervous about it.  So I decided before I went to sleep I would at least slap down the cool and warm spots.

The picture is shit, but its a good starting point cause hopefully it will look a lot better in a couple of weeks.  Namely next week since I don’t really work at all.

I feel like I’ll be disappointed in my actual paint skills compared to what I know I can do digitally.  I try to digitally paint as much like real paint as I can, but there are all sorts of tricks I know for photoshop that I can’t do here.  So this will be interesting to see if I can make it look anything like what I have in my head.

16.07.14

amanda-doodles:

jaysimpsonillustration:

I ain’t wasting no more time…

Decided to condense my process work after post down to a gif :P
much easier…except to make.  I did like the preview image I made for my DA submission though.  I’m not going to have time to do anything else if I keep replying to DA things tonight though.  Which doesn’t feel like a bad thing for a change.

God those initial sketches suck lol.

I have a special weakness for seeing initial sketch and finished product side-by-side, love this

I think…..after seeing this on your repost…two things

1) Holy shit I put up big pictures lol.  They don’t ever come up that big on my feed.

2) I think I’ll def do a gif for everything from now on.  But undecided if it looks good next to the final product.  Half says YES…half says NO LET THE FINAL STAND ON ITS OWN.

There is a lot of screaming in my head over decisions sometimes.

Also thanks, I love seeing process work behind peoples work.  I always hope to see and learn something new when I see how they did something.

15.07.14
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I ain’t wasting no more time…

Decided to condense my process work after post down to a gif :P
much easier…except to make.  I did like the preview image I made for my DA submission though.  I’m not going to have time to do anything else if I keep replying to DA things tonight though.  Which doesn’t feel like a bad thing for a change.

God those initial sketches suck lol.

15.07.14

I don’t really care if you think I’m strange, cause I’m never gonna change…

Whooooooo….done.  I think I’m happy enough with this now.  Feels good to wrap something up.  Had a fun time finding her tattoo references, and getting them right (enough).  I just hope the feel like part of the skin, instead of something sitting on the skin.  That might be more of an experiment for next time though.

One thing I would like to explain about the image, if you look in the back, at the bar on fire (yes its supposed to be a bar) You can see the corner is bent in….Well I figure things like biotics that use something like singularity, I figure it would do more than just float things around…an actual singularity would crush things I would imagine.  Which would suck for anyone inside it :)

This bar, well Jack just wasn’t having any fun ;)

This is something more I wish I had ready for my 100th post.  But, oops.  As a special treat though, I’ll put up the original sketch idea I was going to do for my Jack artwork.  Oddly enough I said to myself “Self, this is way too complicated and will take way too long to finish”….well shit, looks like I should have done that anyway :P

I titled that one “Not the Face”, and the folder is still called that.  Just makes me laugh every time I open it.  Can’t remember if there was a reference behind that one or not.

Anyway, enjoy and thanks for looking.  I’ll try and make a process gif one of these days.

14.07.14
Take my hand in this empty room….
So close, maybe the next update will be a finalized and polished image.  Spent some time refining the background, worked on the tattoos more.  I wasn’t happy with the glove for a while, but I think I’m happy now.  
To give it that real Mass Effect feel I think I’m going to have to push some lights and darks more, also, needs a lens flare in there somewhere.
Tonight is going to be comic night I think.  I haven’t worked on that (ok, lets be honest, I haven’t touched anything in close to 2 weeks) for a while.
Edit:  shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit just realized this was my 100th post.  I feel like I remembered this was going to happen, and then forgot, but wanted to do something interesting and cool.  More so than ^^ that.  Oh well.  Enjoy…I’m sure I’ll come up with something better for the next 100th post.

Take my hand in this empty room….

So close, maybe the next update will be a finalized and polished image.  Spent some time refining the background, worked on the tattoos more.  I wasn’t happy with the glove for a while, but I think I’m happy now.  

To give it that real Mass Effect feel I think I’m going to have to push some lights and darks more, also, needs a lens flare in there somewhere.

Tonight is going to be comic night I think.  I haven’t worked on that (ok, lets be honest, I haven’t touched anything in close to 2 weeks) for a while.

Edit:  shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit just realized this was my 100th post.  I feel like I remembered this was going to happen, and then forgot, but wanted to do something interesting and cool.  More so than ^^ that.  Oh well.  Enjoy…I’m sure I’ll come up with something better for the next 100th post.

07.07.14
amanda-doodles:

jaysimpsonillustration:

Come inside I’ve got some sweet things…
Wasn’t going to post this today, but what the hell.  Spent the weekend down in London visiting friends, playing games, ran them through a copy of the Edge of the Empire beginner game.  It went good, and everyone enjoyed it.  So that was a success.
Spent most of the night waking up, but eventually tackled this again.  Some tweaking here and there, then work on the hands, tattoos and coat.  My thumb is sore now, and I’m tired, so I’m just gonna leave it for now, and try and hack away at it some more after work.  I might even get it done before I head down to the city this weekend.
Probably not…but maybe.  She has A LOT of tattoos.

Painting/drawing tattoos comprises about 70% of my time any time I draw a person haha. 

They add some great personality.  Though part of the reason I put jack in a coat is to avoid a bunch of her more intricate tattoos lol. Can’t wait to try and make them look like part of the skin rather than on top of it.

amanda-doodles:

jaysimpsonillustration:

Come inside I’ve got some sweet things…

Wasn’t going to post this today, but what the hell.  Spent the weekend down in London visiting friends, playing games, ran them through a copy of the Edge of the Empire beginner game.  It went good, and everyone enjoyed it.  So that was a success.

Spent most of the night waking up, but eventually tackled this again.  Some tweaking here and there, then work on the hands, tattoos and coat.  My thumb is sore now, and I’m tired, so I’m just gonna leave it for now, and try and hack away at it some more after work.  I might even get it done before I head down to the city this weekend.

Probably not…but maybe.  She has A LOT of tattoos.

Painting/drawing tattoos comprises about 70% of my time any time I draw a person haha.

They add some great personality. Though part of the reason I put jack in a coat is to avoid a bunch of her more intricate tattoos lol.

Can’t wait to try and make them look like part of the skin rather than on top of it.

25.06.14
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Come inside I’ve got some sweet things…
Wasn’t going to post this today, but what the hell.  Spent the weekend down in London visiting friends, playing games, ran them through a copy of the Edge of the Empire beginner game.  It went good, and everyone enjoyed it.  So that was a success.
Spent most of the night waking up, but eventually tackled this again.  Some tweaking here and there, then work on the hands, tattoos and coat.  My thumb is sore now, and I’m tired, so I’m just gonna leave it for now, and try and hack away at it some more after work.  I might even get it done before I head down to the city this weekend.
Probably not…but maybe.  She has A LOT of tattoos.

Come inside I’ve got some sweet things…

Wasn’t going to post this today, but what the hell.  Spent the weekend down in London visiting friends, playing games, ran them through a copy of the Edge of the Empire beginner game.  It went good, and everyone enjoyed it.  So that was a success.

Spent most of the night waking up, but eventually tackled this again.  Some tweaking here and there, then work on the hands, tattoos and coat.  My thumb is sore now, and I’m tired, so I’m just gonna leave it for now, and try and hack away at it some more after work.  I might even get it done before I head down to the city this weekend.

Probably not…but maybe.  She has A LOT of tattoos.

24.06.14
Yesterday and days before….
Back to Jack again…apparently I’m working tonight and have to get back on my night schedule.  So while I groggily woke up last night, I decided this could use some more attention.  Face looks a lot better now, and I think I did some good work on the skin underneath to match…sadly all that work will be covered by tattoos.
Have to de blue that face just a tad later on.

Yesterday and days before….

Back to Jack again…apparently I’m working tonight and have to get back on my night schedule.  So while I groggily woke up last night, I decided this could use some more attention.  Face looks a lot better now, and I think I did some good work on the skin underneath to match…sadly all that work will be covered by tattoos.

Have to de blue that face just a tad later on.

18.06.14
One more try, don’t turn away…
Part of my day, well, a good part of my day was spent designing background characters.  As well as some of the main villains of my comic, (but I’m not showing the villains yet).  So you get to see the first motley set of swoop gang bikers.
Figured I would at least get the designs done now for a bunch of characters so I don’t end up wasting time later coming up with it on the fly like I usually end up doing.
Can’t say today has had much else going for me.  But I’m tired now.  Switching back to a night shift is gonna be hard in a few days.

One more try, don’t turn away…

Part of my day, well, a good part of my day was spent designing background characters.  As well as some of the main villains of my comic, (but I’m not showing the villains yet).  So you get to see the first motley set of swoop gang bikers.

Figured I would at least get the designs done now for a bunch of characters so I don’t end up wasting time later coming up with it on the fly like I usually end up doing.

Can’t say today has had much else going for me.  But I’m tired now.  Switching back to a night shift is gonna be hard in a few days.

16.06.14
Fortune Teller said I’d be free….
Well…this was way more fun.  I slept all day and all night, and now I feel a helluva lot better than I have all week (the part of the week that I wasn’t spending with my lovely girlfriend).  Went out, shot some arrows, did ok, not great, then came back in and hit this hard.  Star to finish I guess I spent about, 3hours?The colour study was easier than the b/w one I did a few days ago.  And one of these days I should watch all the Blades back to back.  Two I guess is my favourite, but I honestly think 1 and 3 have the best lines.  Especially 3, its just too bad it wasn’t really a Blade movie, as much as it was a Ryan Reynolds movie."But…But they’ll kill me.""Motherfucker what do you think I’ll do?"

Fortune Teller said I’d be free….

Well…this was way more fun.  I slept all day and all night, and now I feel a helluva lot better than I have all week (the part of the week that I wasn’t spending with my lovely girlfriend).  Went out, shot some arrows, did ok, not great, then came back in and hit this hard.  Star to finish I guess I spent about, 3hours?

The colour study was easier than the b/w one I did a few days ago.  And one of these days I should watch all the Blades back to back.  Two I guess is my favourite, but I honestly think 1 and 3 have the best lines.  Especially 3, its just too bad it wasn’t really a Blade movie, as much as it was a Ryan Reynolds movie.

"But…But they’ll kill me."
"Motherfucker what do you think I’ll do?"

15.06.14