|Drawings and paintings from the last few years.|
Man, hard to believe it’s been almost two years since I got involved with Draw or Die.
This month’s challenge is art directed by the amazing Ross Tran. RossDraws, for the YouTube uninitiated. If you’ve never seen his videos, get thee hence and bask in the glory.
The theme was “redesign a mermaid,” so I thought it would be fun to take them out of the water altogether and come up with a design for a mermaid species that frolics, dolphin-like, with the ships that pass through the hyperspace lanes passing near Saturn. So, here’s the result!
I originally went with more of a Star Wars-y hyperspace look, but it proved to be really difficult and distracting once I got to the coloring stage. So, I scrapped it and went with a blurry star field. I think it still gets across the look I was going for, without all the visual noise. Although the grayscale phase went really smoothly, I struggled a LOT with the color on this one. At one point I thought to try a warm look, but that just didn’t fly. Pardon the pun. Eventually once I backed it into the cool range, it seemed to start working better.
Hope you enjoy!
Howdy, I'm Eric, a graphic designer from North Mississippi! My day job has kept me fed and sheltered for the last umpteen years, but digital art is my real passion. Well, that, drumming and playing Warcraft. But I digress. Please feel free to leave me a comment, tear my work apart, or just slap me around a bit. I'm a big boy. I can take it.|
Check out my blog at www.thatsummersguy.com. It's the same stuff that I have here on dA, but usually I'll have a higher-res version and progress shots on the blog.
Current Residence: BFE, Mississippi
Favourite genre of music: Any, as long as I can bang my head.
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Favourite cartoon character: Bill the Cat