Friday, July 24, 2009

Digital Painting....My First Attempt

Here is my first attempt at digital painting. I know there are many white spots, but since this was for my class and it was a practice session, I feel pretty good about it. This is not an original, it's some concept art from Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King, check out the original here. Comments and critiques are always welcome.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just a Couple Of Things

Ok, so in an attempt to get better at art I am going to be drawing more and this blog is going to be dedicated solely to my art; besides my wife does an excellent job at keeping our friends and family informed of our going-ons via her blog. Since this is going to be an art blog, I need a new name for my blog. I have come up with some ideas, please check out the poll on this here blog, and give me a vote for which one you like best. If you don't like any of them please feel free to comment and give me some new ideas.

The second thing I want to mention here is a really cool tool that I came across. A member of my church was telling about his brother-in-law who is an artist and works for a division of Ubisoft. This artists name is Andrew Bosley I encourage you to check out his blog as he is another amazing artist. Andrew has also come up with an awesome tool. It's called the Brainstormer, and as the name suggests this is a great tool to get the creative juices flowing. Great tool, check it out here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What to do...????

Yes, I haven't posted for a few months. Part of that has been lack of motivation, but really it just comes down to pure procrastination. My last class at school had nothing to do with art, ethics..bleh; soon I will be starting a class on typography (whatever that is). I have been trying to do some soul searching to figure out what it is I really want to do. Being a graphic design major and not enjoying it, I originally enrolled at the Art Institute Online to do game art and design. However, the more I think about it and the more I read about what this consists of, the more I am thinking this is not what I want to do either.

Over the last couple of months, things have been slow at work...enter extreme boredom. So, I turn to the good ol' Internet and over the last couple of weeks have found some amazing blogs by a group of artists based out of Utah. Most of them work for a company called Avalanche which designs the video games for Disney. Looking at these individuals art work I realize how far I have to go and the style of these many talented individuals is the style I would really like to have. With that said, I have added a few blogs. Take a look as these guys are all really, really good. While I have had a good time at the Art Institute Online, wish me luck as I am going to try to enroll at UVU and enter the Illustration program there. Hopefully some life changing events go smoothly towards the end of this year, love you Em, thanks for the constant support and encouragement.