Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Still here

Still here, still working on personal project, still job hunting, unemployment's run out i believe. I went to the Street Fighter Nucleus gallery show this last Saturday and met up with many friends and artists there. One of which i talked to about the industry and how were all in tight spots these days and to keep the faith. It's been almost 8 months since the lay off and the job posts have just started to come around but I have been sending for a long time. On some days cant help but think about the dark things but yes, keeping faith and hope in myself has become a valuable attribute lately.

More to come.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mecha-Zord hangar bay using Sketch-up

I thought I'd try to use Sketch-up for my environments and It turned out well I think. You really cant tell but it helped get past the perspective mental roadblock I usually get when working out rooms and environments, I think I could get used to Sketch Up. Anyways, here's another piece for my Project Henshin, a decommissioned Mecha-Zord hangar bay. yeah, thats just a preview of whats to come baby.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Project Henshin has begun!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to post these pieces up from my Darker tokusatsu project. I wanted to start with something that sets the tone of what i wanted. Imran helped me out with bringing that feeling or emotion home right off the bat so I did a painting setting the mood and where the story begins. The soldiers of the future failing and dying, their leader the valiant Henshin Red-01 stands alone with his comrades dead who knows where battling other evil forces, armor broken and unarmed from his mono-fiber plasma katana. Perhaps facing his final enemy with no backup and energy running low in his Plasma Polymer Alloy power suit. This is the tone, dark and death, but there's hope. This is the end of those poor soldiers but it marks a new beginning where new heroes will appear but the world has changed blah blah blah, have i got ya?

Ok sorry, that was just me thinking outloud lol. Well, you get where I'm going and hopefully you enjoy it because I certainly enjoyed thinking and creating more content for this project. Most of those sketches are work in progress.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Just a tease

Just a tease of whats to come next week, this weekend I'm having some crazy fun coming up with some ideas for Project Henshin. Wait till you see the mech battle. I'll post the suit designs fully when I get a chance to paint them. I've got a few portfolios to get ready for some studios and that take precedence, at least i think. How have everyone been?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Small update and some environments

Hey everyone, some more samples and some updates and touch ups on previous ones. Added an alien planet environment and command room where the main characters hangout i guess. Still working on the suit and helmet designs, those will be up this week for sure after I start sending out portfolios to companies first with this new work I have. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Project Henshin: Bio-EX 06

Some more samples I was working on this week. Part of my personal project for a more serious and darker tokusatsu style franchise. Very much inspired by designs from Keita Amemiya. This one is a bit video-gamey with the "weak spots", I'm playing a bit too much RE5 and Dead Space maybe lol. But yeah, it would be a boss character for the good guys to battle. Designs for the good guys are still to come, the suits designs are very important for the project and I'm going through a lot of itterations (dare i say...variations). Environments and Suit designs are on the list though so, more to come!

Also, apologies to all the comment posters in old posts, I never got any notifications that there were comments. Especially on the Garo artbooks.

Monday, April 06, 2009

"Warning: In case of Civil Defense Sirens..."

Giant robots vs Monsters...oh yes. Not only a fan of sentai but kaiju as well! The sketch designs may be used as offspring of the larger monster ala American Godzilla or Cloverfield. More on this to comeand maybe some more fun stuff! Stay tuned...