So as I’ve been accepted in Plymouth University to do Digital Art and Technology, I figured I’d get into the spirit of things by starting my concept art (digital) for my FMP. These are my two best piece and probably the pieces I am most proud of.
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.
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.
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.
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.