Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sketchbook Update - Pretty People

It's been such a long time since I posted a sketchbook update. But I really like this set. I think it's good. Everything in this set (except for the painting of Karen) is painted from my own photos. 
The very beautiful Karen Liu
Deanna - repainted this gouache portrait like twelve times!!  Painting this was such a bitch cuz the paint kept on drying different values and lifting off when I wet it! lol This has been my most arduous portrait so far.  I learned a lot from this painting though. Bought some Holbein acrylics shortly afterwards. :)

Done in acrylics. Kazone Instructors: Charles Lee (link) & Lim Hur (link)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Environment Painting - wk10 - final

Hunchback - Festival of Fools Final...whew....
So had my last painting class this weekend. Man I feel kind of burned out. I've been taking class non-stop since April. I was doing 2 classes at LAAFA with Sean and Nathan. The environment design class with Charles overlapped with the LAAFA - so I was taking 3 classes at a point. ( I still haven't posted up class reviews and notes for those classes)

Originally, I wanted to find a job a studio concept art gig by my 24th bday - August 1.  I've built up a new set of portfolio pieces and gave my website a facelift (www.chris-chien.com [version 5.0]) I'm pretty happy with that. I'm just a little confused where I should be going at this point. I'm okay with working on my portfolio for another 5 months. I've given myself a deadline of Dec 31, 2012 to get a job. I have lots of things that I wanted to do, but haven't really gotten around to doing so.

- Do a lot of drawings and paintings at Disneyland
- Draw things for fun and paint things that inspire me
- Spontaneously draw
- Do concept pieces that you actually like

Friday, July 20, 2012

Environment Painting WK 9

Dice Tsutsumi study - understanding colors and edges! No color picking this time. So proud of myself! :)

hunchback piece... WIP - still lots more to go.
color thumb

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Things just got real

I've decided to deactivate my facebook account until the first day of my job as a full-time concept artist at a video-game company.  Horrah!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

environment painting wk 8 + comic con

went to comic con this week. worked on these portfolio pieces to show professionals...

1) Samwise (blizzard): fantasy color does not equal realistic color. do fanart for the company you want to apply to. shows you are ready to go. 
2) JIm Silke (pin up): work big. feel the subject matter. draw very large. 
3) pixar dude: (john nevarez): work in 2/3 shots to tell story. tell story!!
4) mike yamada: add character to tell story. characters! emotions!
5) Alex Jaeger (lucas films): material indication. more details. more details. draw big. 
6) tae young choi: work on concept more. technical is fine. almost there. do realistic style first - and then do stylized.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Environment Painting WK7

Some WIPs this week. Gonna finish some stuff up for comic-con!!!

Hunch of Notre Dame - Festival Scene Concept
Sci- Fi City. Was working on this last semester. revisiting it.
Old version: http://chris-chien.blogspot.com/search?q=futuristic+city