Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Scratch Girl Finished

So I finally finalized it, hurray!
Drinks on me!

It's not 100% perfect (the coloring), but it's near to it.
I'll work out the kinks of my system and eventually it'll look flawless.

Lady and her dog

Sketching goes well if I don't have a planned person/place/object in mind.
Eventually i'll just start making shapes and they'll develop themselves.
It allows me to relax and not over think things.

Then later on I can come back to a bunch of
different options for finalized illustrations.
Options that I normally wouldn't have thought up.

I've got a plan to get my scatterbrain in order,
and make some things happen.
I can see that I have the knowledge now to set off on my career.
Just gotta pack my bags (figuratively speaking).

This lady loves her dog, but I don't think the feelings mutual.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tribal Time

I have no idea where I was going with this,
just figuring out how to use custom brushes and what not.
To me It looks like some sort of tribal future junkyard people
building bridges, making things happen.

I love concept background paintings, I want to get amazing at em :)

I wouldn't have been able to create this if I hadn't watched some
awesome tutorial on speed painting backgrounds.
Custom brushes in photoshop are key to creating fast art, and I never knew!

Wouldn't it be amazing to work for a game or film
creating environments and backgrounds?
I could just stare at concept art all day long, sigh.

If I really want to get serious about environments,
i'll need to actually understand perspective a little more.
I know basic perspective...
but it's always been a little difficult when it comes to the tricky stuff.
Still I'm stubborn and when I care to learn something,
I usually almost always can.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Window View

So I got myself a pocket watercolor moleskin, and I love it.
Found a polaroid camera for a buck, Goodwills got it going on.
Was going to have my mom just send me the one I left at home,
but for a dollar I think it's even cheaper this way.
I really want to go to different locals and take pictures, and then paint them.
I don't like sitting around outside painting for too long, can't relax in public.

I'm starting this book off with the view from my window.
I haven't really tried background painting, so bare with me.

Think I could have gotten a little more values going on in it.
Also It's not exactly the same composition, and it could be improved.
That said I think it's a cute little sketch painting, and I'm looking forward
to doing some more.

Here's another photo I took for drawing, mainly for the telephone lines.
I just thought they looked more interesting in this photo.
Plus it's just a better photo, though not easier to paint mind you...
I don't think a screen could be easily done.

Need some new shoes?

I just finished this pair and took a pic, lovely.

20 bucks says they're yours, honestly.
Email me if you're interested

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Banner options

I'm working on making a portfolio blog, and I want a nice header for it.
I figure my name is Meadows so I'm going with the whole flower feel...
meadows have flowers in them, correct?
Though the flower kinda looks like a fire, still looks rad.
(FYI: This is just a mock up)

I'm excited, I think I finally have a grip on doing my illustrations.
Time for self-promotion, and a better tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This will be one of the many tonight

Okay so I found a possible illustration job (low pay, no big deal),
but I got to make some illustrations with backgrounds tonight.
I figure I need to anyway, so even if I don't get the I don't give a hoot....get it? haha

I have a list of what i need to re-do with backgrounds or just make anew altogether.

Imma be up all night long, so I figured it's only appropriate to start off with night owls. .

Monday, July 14, 2008