I studded this suede bomber awhile back, when I was still in New York.
For the record, big things and little things have been happening.
My personal life has been inexplicably challenging these past few weeks and it’s all very difficult to explain, so I won’t.
But life is bright and beautiful and it is wonderful to be alive.
Adventures in menswear. I think I’ll start documenting these in this blog, because I feel like styling my outfits overflows into my art, both for composition and palette.
With every piece I learn something new, but sometimes I’m just not feeling it enough to finish. I thought I could push through this one, but I came to a point where I wasn’t invested in the overall character design enough to render it fully. I don’t mind though, because of the image above.
75. Character Design WIP pt. 2
I’m slow. I’ve been working on this all day and I was about ready to give up. Then, I gave this bitch scars and I’m fully invested again.
74. Character Design WIP
I swear I’ve been working on stuff. Before I felt ready enough to jump into character designing, I decided to do a tonload of sketches, much of which is not for show and tell. I’m back on the digital train! Here we go!
72. Sewer Tranny Sentinel
You are right to fear them.
71. Crime Scene
Today, I could have been strategizing how to sell boxes full of clothes, handling customer complaints, and planning ways to hit sales targets. Instead, I took direction from the greatest art director on the planet, and attempted to make a shovel visually compelling.
70. Junkie Murder
Flashbacks of a kill. These were done VERY quickly, as I am working within a time crunch.
I’ve been busy working on stuff for a mystery novel. This won’t be the final project, but I really love how the intermediate step came out.
austinoliver asked: It's been a while since I've looked at your blog all at once instead of just in my dashboard and woah I'm so fucking impressed and jealous! The "djinn of fate" and "forest passage" style that you've been working on is totally next level, I'm in love with it. Are those solely photoshop? Looks like the sabbatical is paying off.
Hey Austin! Good to hear from you. I’ve been following your work as well and it’s great to see it evolve with each piece.
A little over a month ago, I took a break from drawing and stumbled upon these tutorials. http://fengzhudesign.com/tutorials.htm. The guy was a concept artist for a bunch of Star Wars stuff and other huge titles. He has his own school in Singapore, but he puts these tuts up. They’re the most useful thing I’ve ever watched (I spent two weeks and plowed through half of them). After that, my work tremendously improved! I’m also learning shit more quickly and freely than I ever did in college, though I’m building upon the foundations I learned previously (gained from college).
The paintings are all photoshop. I plan to learn 3D programs like zbrush, maya and 3ds Max in the near future, but I’m trying to get really badass at one thing for now!