College Showreel

The link below goes to my Youtube page where I have just posted a show reel of some of my work. This was created in After Effects, which I taught myself from scratch. Not bad for my first project using this software and will be looking at using After Effects more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ECszywGi8A

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The Purpose of Concept Art

The attached PDF is my assignment written for Unit 69: Concept Art that received Distinction.

I know that a lot of people are interested in reading up about gaming topics so if you are interested, click the link below and enjoy!

The Purpose of Concept Art

Concept Art – Character Design

Basically, I’m prepping for a new assignment which involves character design based on an animal. So to begin, I chose an animal of my choice to sketch out. I chose an owl to give myself a bit of a challenge as I find that feathers can be quite hard to draw. This is my first completed sketch using a tutorial that can be found on dragoart.

Full Body Pencil Sketch

Full Body Pencil Sketch

After sketching out my owl, I produced my first thumbnail board of a character based on the owl. From the owl, I used features such as the rounded head and the large eyes. Because I was referring to a great eagle owl, the eyebrows of the characters represent the owl’s ear tufts.

Thumbnail Character Drawings based on Owl

Thumbnail Character Drawings based on Owl

During our class session, we began looking at another media instead of pencil so we began sketching using Biro pen. I focused on close ups of the owl and used different techniques that involved hatching, cross-hatching and scumballing. Considering that this was my very first time using Biro, I was quite happy with the results though I will be putting in a lot of practice so I can improve.

Close up Sketch using Biro

Close up Sketch using Biro

Close up Sketch using Biro

Close up Sketch using Biro

The close up of the beak was drawn onto graph paper to give the drawing a different look. This was based off of an artist’s work called Andrea Joseph. She does her work using Biro pen and a lot of it is drawn on old looking paper or lined paper, giving it a doodle appearance.

Biro Sketch of Owl Beak

Biro Sketch of Owl Beak