Character_concepts

Trevor

Member
Update on this guy.

 

Trevor

Member
Couple of new characters. First is a fantasy based character that seems to be fitting of my style. Painted from the thumbnail sketch in the very first page of this thread.

The second character is a return to 3d somewhat. Have to keep my hand in:) Base mesh modeled from Lightwave then over to zbrush then finished in photoshop.
The first in the row is straight from zbrush, the second is painted in photoshop from that base render. The third is the same workflow with an alternative direction in terms of colour scheme and skin texture.



 

Trevor

Member
I had the opportunity to go to a 17th century civil war renactment recently. I came away with some great reference pics for costumes, from which I painted up this guy.

 

JBT27

What do I know?
I've enjoyed looking at all these - they are great, but I really like the Civil War pikeman.

Julian.
 

Trevor

Member
Thankyou Julian.
A piece I worked on today.
Thought I would show my process to where I am so far.



 

JBT27

What do I know?
Interesting that many studies of armour show some incredibly wooden 'action', and are hardly convincing, whereas this one has a real sense of a frozen moment from a fight.

Apart from being envious of your skill :D ..... another great piece of imagination and work.

Julian.
 

Trevor

Member
Thanks Julian.

Knight sabres! Sorry I just couldn't resist it! lol
I will post my finished piece when I'm done fooling around. Not sure if I can top this though ;)

 

sampei

New member
arrr that's just wrong ! although I do like the reflection of the sabres on the armors :D
and thanks for the progression image, makes it a lot easier to understand.
 

Trevor

Member
lol, I was just larking about:)
I glad you got something out of the steps Sampei.
I finished up the piece this evening.

 

Trevor

Member
Hi guys
I Hope you have enjoyed my progress over these past few months. I do feel I have learnt alot along the way. I still have alot more room for improvement and my wish would be the opportunity to continue to develop and grow as an artist for the remainder of my days:) I appreciate all the comments you have given, so thankyou.
My hard work and study has payed off somewhat, I have landed a book project that will keep me busy untill the end of this year.
Unfortunately I will working under nda, so I will not be able to post any works in progress from that project. It will also diminish the time I have for personal projects but I will post when I can.

For now I will leave you with this helmet study, and for you Sampei a few stages, I know you enjoy those. Btw Sampei if you ever need any help with anything or questions feel free to email me, I will help if I can.



 

sampei

New member
Congratulations, you sure deserve it and I am sure you will do an outstanding work. Good luck, not that you need any.
 

Trevor

Member
Thankyou Sampei.
The work has been very challenging, Its one thing creating characters and environments taking them in any direction you choose, its another trying to pull the vision out of a clients imagination.
Im looking forward to the day when I can finnally show the work:) but we have long way to go yet.

Heres a few more creature/ character sketches from my own sketchbooks.


 

Trevor

Member
Been a while since I posted any art. I have finished up last years book project, 40 Paintings! Still cant show any of those untill the nda expires.
Im now doing some illustrations for a game card company. Heres are a few, the style is heavy inked, which is a departure from my usual painting style.
I am enjoying working of these vampire cards, Its reminding me of the time I used to love horror comics as a kid, and the work of Berni Wrightson, who inspired me to get into art in the first place.

 

Trevor

Member
I have been enjoying watching Babylon 5 dvd box set, such a good show which to my mind hasn't really aged. Some of those lightwave vfx are still stunning. The design of the show, from ships, sets and characters are just great. One of my fav characters is g'kar, so I did a portrait for fun.
Its not something I normally do, prefering to work on my own characters, but I figured there might be some b5 fans here who may like it.

 
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