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LTD 58: Hag Countess Work In Progress

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Hey guys n’ gals! This weekend marks the deadline for my character design “the hag countess”. I’m struggling to get all things right, and as you can tell I got major issues with the lighting. I think that besides value and perspective, lighting is one of the things I just’t can wrap my head around. This should call for more real life studies so I can learn hos this stuff works. I feel like I just can’t think of how light hits surfaces and what it makes them look like. It super hard! How do people ever master this kinds of stuff?

krokiThis week’s two hours of croquis was nice as always, but I just wasn’t really feeling it. My sketches ended up looking stiff, unbalanced and not like real humans. To make matters worse I was too lazy to scan my images, so here you have dull and boring iPhone photos hehe!

Back to bed, I need more resting. Stayed at home from work today due to the stomach flu…

LTD 57: The Hag Countess

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Been working hard all week at my new job, so didn’t have that much time for drawing. Yeah, I got a new job as a game designer/associate producer at Tarsier Studios here in Malmö, since three weeks. Tarsier is perhaps best know for their work with Little Big Planet Vita and LBP DLC. It’s awesome there and I’m very excited about it. Gonna tell you more when I got the time for it. I even work with some old Junebudders and a bunch of new, super talented people! Very excited for the future right now. Things feel bright again after some uncertainty and many sleepless nights where I was laying in my bed, looking at the starts and trying to figure out the future. I’m feeling hopeful!

So I went to this week’s croquis lesson, and it was very nice. I’ve noticed the first couple of drawings always look like shit, but when you are warmed-up things start to look a lot better. Like sports. You need to warm-up if you intend to deliver something cool. Croquis really puts me into flow mode, time just flies by when I’m there! Wish I could attend more than one class every week.

I decided to participate in the current round of “character of the week” at CA.  The theme is the one I described in my last post, a D&D character; “The Hag Countess”. Deadline is next weekend. Let’s see if I can make it. Already poured like 5 hours into it and learned plenty about how to organize your work process.