I decided to start a new SB after entering college. I hope to use this thread to document my progress as I move through my classes and hopefully grow and mature in my ability to make images.
I was very active at CA for a few years in High School, but I've ignored it since I went off to college. I've now come to realize that the critiques and encouragement I received from the community on this site were invaluable and helped me to grow, so I've decided to try to become involved again.
Right now I'm a sophomore illustration student at MICA in Baltimore and I was fortunate enough to have an internship opportunity this summer as a concept artist at a video game company in Maryland. It's very challenging work, but I absolutely love it. A lot of the time I feel like I have no skill compared to the amazing people I work with, but they've been very patient with me and the incredible things they do serve to further encourage me.
Hopefully, with a LOT more hard work I can make some more progress this year and get closer to where I want to be.
[Edit: I did some digging and found my old sketchbook. I thought I'd go ahead and post the link here for continuity's sake: OLD SKETCHBOOK ]
Last edited by Katfayheirti; July 13th, 2009 at 10:45 PM.
nice. first piece shows alot of potential
youre better than me
so lets see some more.
oh good stuff, want to se more now!
the little girl and the sleeping/feisty cat in #6 are great more please
Great updates, keep pushing......so....you live in a desert then? the view from your window looks a bit hot
I find your paintings really charming, love the colour and style. i'd love to see more finished pieces!
Your painterly style is lovely! and I really really like the way you draw faces. your old sketchbook is really cool to sift through too, and I can't wait to see more
What an overwhelming lesson to all artists! Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic. Within a dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous, solution. Be brave, be brave! - Isak Dinesen
I'm trying to take the squid piece further.... I tried out some new colours that I think are more cohesive. I tend to have a bad habit of making everything local colour and I want to fight that.
I'm taking a great class this semester called 'visual journalism' which basically consists of going on field trips and documenting events in my sketchbook, so now I have a TON of sketches from life. I'll try to scan some of the best ones sometime and post them up here soon.
Moai- Yep. Thanks! Sorry about the new SB! Some of the images in the old one weren't uploaded to CA, so I wanted to start over and make a new SB that has absolutely no chance of having any broken links. I'm glad to see you're still around : 3
TZA- Thanks. aha. Yes there will be more. I promise
Jens-Thanks! I was reading through your SB and saw what you said (well, I think that was you, correct me if I'm wrong) about looking to places other than CA.org or other concept artists for influences and I think that's a great idea. I'm worried that a lot concept art is starting to look similar (although I understand that a lot of that stems from the nature of the job) and I don't want mine to go that way.
Blythe- Thanks! Yeah. ...I really do need to push sharpness more in both my forms and values. I'm quite guilty of making murky, meek little strokes whether they be with the pen or the brush. Time for some Leyendecker studies!
Kidult- Thanks. ahaha. Desert. no ;P
Timmy the Turtle- thanks!
Hay, those little portraits are really good, very expressive, and the first 3d model is super cute!
Last pic, the squid one, is definitely going better each time. I'd suggest to make the tentacle which is gripping the gir'ls leg, look like it's really wrapped and tight around her, like the squid is making pressure. Now it seems kinda loose. Also, that sun that can be seen through the water is somehow weird...
but well, these are only small things! I'd like (and I'm putting all my effort) to paint as good as you!
Keep up the good work!
gorgeous stuff, lovely colours, and really cohesive paint strokes. seriously, tis all looking great.
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...99#post2372999 <- sketchbook...
http://woopatworks.blogspot.com/ <- Blog...
Lovely character designs, Katfay. I think you tend to give your characters overly similar facial features, though. You give them a prominent upper lip, a long nose, and angled, somewhat angry eyebrows quite often.
Likin' the squid battle piece.
Here's another contender. I rather like him, but I may still go with the queen, because I spent last semester modeling a monster and I want to try my hand at a somewhat normal, bipedal human character.
Jedininjamin- You're 100% right. The igor guy shows absolutely no imagination. I'm glad you caught me!
Moai- Thanks! Yeah.......I have a terrible habit of making all of my characters look a little bit like me. I need to fight it better, maybe do more life-drawing.
Abrodos- Thanks for pointing all of those things out! It helps a lot. I've probably been staring at it for too long so it's hard to know what to fix.
This looks to be the beginnings of a very cool SB! Great work man
Your style is fantastic, in both design and rendering.
I'm subscribing to this one.