Sci-Fi: ROBOT BLUE-9 SAVES ANIMAL FROM THE FLOODWATERS
conceptart.org has a daily sketch group, and this is the topic of the day. I did this in 35 minutes with PS, and I really like it --especially the cat! Speed painting is such a great way to sharpen skills, it's as simple as blocking out silhouettes then adding lighting in a couple of complimentary colors -- voila!
We really should invade ConceptArt! While StudioMMO is so estrogen-laced that I get contact-pregnancy, ConceptArt is just the opposite with gritty cybermonsters with blazing guns the default image. We can invade with some gentle images that will freak out the 13-year-old boys, or invade with some TAC thongy push-up-bra vampire-type stuff that will freak out the 13-year-old boys.
((All previous statements are me under the influence of too much energy drink. I may regret some of these words later))
I like the pic...I wish I could draw more like that, as a change of pace, but never seem to leave anything I do alone long enough for it to retain that conceptual feel. I'm a bit of a detail freak, I guess. But I do enjoy seeing it
While StudioMMO is so estrogen-laced that I get contact-pregnancy, ConceptArt is just the opposite with gritty cybermonsters with blazing guns the default image
OH yeah, that'll come back on you
That said, it is by far better to be you than to be like everyone else!
*puts Shay in a mason jar to preserve her Shay-ness*
*grins* naw, I do go over there every so often and walk away with a very full brain . What I do is a weekly thing called Illustration Friday (and I haven't done so for a while :X).
It's cool over there and in spite of being very tough crits they actually don't seem to mind newbs. If some other folks I knew were there I might be more inclined to participate :X. Seems like it's mostly pencils/digital painting over there though...not sure if I would fit in :X.
Feel free to post links to those specific threads and share!
I like the piece. The cat is cute and very well behaved. If it were Mai's cat, the robot would probably decide a bath would do him good. My favorite part though is the shadow of the feet which adds depth to the water. That is one of those details I would have forgotten until hours into working on it and then wondering what was missing. I can see how speed painting could get you into the habit of thinking about which details are important.
Edit: You should create a speed paint/render thread here. It could be fun.
this is a neat composition, wystro. very much what i'm coming to associate as your style, but still very fresh and different. and that kitty is just too cutesy-wootsey!!!
did i just say that???
Rae, I'm sure Malley would love to let you bathe him. I'll just stand back and watch.