Monday, December 16, 2013

Scifi Hallways

A couple of rough scifi environments I whipped up in the past couple of days.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blogger/Picasa/Google+ image discoloration

Wow so after messing around with my image for two days now I finally figured out what was causing the issue.  Googles Image Enhancement.  I thought I had already fixed this problem by turning off image enhancement on Picasa but apparently you also have to turn it off on Google + or it still persists.

The weirdest thing was that Image Enhancement was also messing with my ICC profile causing the image to look like the middle one on my (this) computer, but like the original on most other machines.  This was not acceptable.  Turning ICC off seemed to somewhat fix the problem on my machine (right image)


but turned other images into garbage on other machines (bottom middle image).


Neither of these was a good solution since it makes the image look horrible on one or the other computer.  I only just found out that there is a second option for turning off Image Enhancement in Google+ and both that and the Picasa Image Enhancement need to be disabled for the image to show up properly with ICC ON.

Now the images are showing up correctly.  Only problem is that all of these bugs in the images are added on upload.  So I now need to go back possibly dozens of posts and re-upload every image to make sure none of these discolorations or ICC issues appear on any machine.  So that's my next couple of days.

Update: Apparently the Image Enhance effect disappeared from all images over night, which is good.  Some of them seem to now be a bit lighter and higher contrast than the originals but the difference is minimal on most.  I guess that's just bloggers default handling of images though.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Jet Force Gemini

Almost forgot I did this.  Here is my attempt to re-imagine one of my favorite childhood games: Jet Force Gemini.  A Sci-Fi game on the Nintendo 64.  The game itself was somewhat anime looking but I decided to try a realistic look.



This here is Juno, one of the three protagonists in the game.  There is a Vela coming, but I'm not sure when I'll get her done, and maybe a Lupus.

Space Helmets!

Some Scifi helmets I did to help a friend out.  There may be a lot more coming soon.






Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dnd Characters: Zoraxas Part 2

Here is a further more developed concept and some sketches for a final illustration for the character.  Trying to find some good poses and composition.





Oh blogspot, when will stop messing up my colors....

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hall

Working on some more tech stuff.  Here is a breakout of some modular hallways pieces.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

More ships!

A couple more developed Ships.  Hmmm, I need to draw mechanical objects more often, I do characters too much.  Almost all my studies from life are people and the occasional landscape, but almost no mechanical or man made objects.  I'll work on that in the future just so I can get a better sense of the surfaces and designs.





Friday, October 18, 2013

Spaceships galore!

One of my co-workers approached me about doing the Starcitizen Next Great Starship competition.  It sounds really cool. However after checking it out it seemed really long and involved.  We may not enter considering how much work the Polycount Escape contest already was, and this seems even larger scale than that (same guy btw - Jason Young).

However it did put spaceships on my mind.  So I spent some time making a bunch of rough sketches for fun!





I'm thinking some the silhouettes might be getting a bit to complex...maybe I should make a couple more in the Sparth style, very compact and chunky.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dnd Characters: Zoraxas Part 1

A little personal project of mine. I'm trying to develop my and my friends Dnd characters.  So this dude is my test run to show how I will be developing everyone's characters. It's my character -Zoraxas, a Shifter Wizard obsessed with Fire and a gear nerd. 





The first image is my attempt at some rough sketches of what he might look like.  I went with the middle dude started developing his face and Skull bracers.  The last image is just to figure out his overall robe and cloak design with a first color pass.  More to come soon!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Environments

Just a couple of quick environment sketches I came up with tonight.




Monday, September 16, 2013

Pirate101 Marleybone and Aquila

Here is some more work that I can finally publish from the last Pirate101 expansion.  Lots of fun stuff from environments, characters, and outfits all the way to Roman inspired ships and all their parts.











Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dragon Fighter

Something I worked on over the past 2 days.  Trying to work on more full illustrations to practice my composition and such.  Hope you guys like it.



Wednesday, September 4, 2013

More Sci fi Characters

Some more Sci-fi-esque characters that some friends of mine requested for modeling.



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Guns

Here are some guns I designed for a friend of mine looking to bolster his portfolio. It was pretty fun, I don't get to work on a lot of weapons especially sci-fi weapons normally.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sci-fi Characters

Just a quick update.  As in my last post I've been doing a lot of realistic character studies, most of them not worth showing buuuuuut here is the latest set that I thought turned out pretty well.  Working in a Human Revolution type scifi look.  Hope everyone likes it.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Characters

I've been practicing my characters a lot lately both realistic and stylized.  So here are two of the most recent ones.  Enjoy.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Environment

So it's been a little while since I've posted anything mainly because of the previously mentioned Escape challenge.  It's done now so here is a new image. Some Sci-fi city.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Polycount - Escape!

Hey guys,

So I'm currently entering in the Polycount Escape! contest going on at www.polycount.com.  It's me and a couple of coworkers who will be modeling what I concept, exciting!  Anyways we are going with a space western theme and I figured I should post some of the stuff we have made so far. Enjoy!

Check out my groups thread on Polycount!






More stuff when all this is done.