Hexels

Hexels

(photo above created by etall)

I found this way-cool art program called Hexels. Hexels is a grid-based art program that lets you paint in shapes. Best part is: it’s free for both Mac and PC!

Here is a link to a collection of cool Hexels art.

And here are some more cool examples (also created by etall).

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Package Redesign: Assassin’s Creed III

Package Redesign: Assassin's Creed III

Because I am in love with this game, I decided to redesign the cover art for Assassin’s Creed III.

As you can see, it is not finished, but this is what I have.

I like the front because it’s really clean and simple. I wanted to do the back in a similar way but I couldn’t think of anything to do with it.

But I like it.

Aria T’loak: Digital Painting

Aria T'loak: Digital Painting

Behold, Aria T’loak! Took me a while, but it’s done! Really glad it’s done now.

Aria T’loak and Mass Effect © BioWare.

Feeling bored?

Here’s a fun idea: follow this link to the Pokemon Fusion site.  Fuse together two pokemon, find a cool combination, and then try to draw/paint your creation!

Some cool examples (courtesy of tumblr):

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Final Proposal

I will be doing a hand drawing of Aria T’Loak (Mass Effect 2) ad then doing a digital painting of that drawing. Because she’s my favorite. Heh.

I will be using Photoshop CS6 to do the digital painting. My plan is to use up as much time as possible to make my digital painting as detailed as possible.

Here are some nice pictures of her:

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She’s not taking any lip today.

 

Flash Proposal

Just an idea. I figured since I’m new to flash, I should do something really simple so I can get a feel for the program.

My proposal: a cat with his tail waving.

Digital Painting (Photoshop)

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This is a digital painting of Kieley (aka kmilliman16).

At first, for most of the areas, I colored in blocks of solid color, then added shading (darker and lighter colors in different opacities). But for the skin (and dont ask me why I did this because I don’t know) I just started out without the solid color and started at a low opacity.

My previous experience with painting with real paper and paint, although I have little, definitely helped me here, as did my experience with pencil and paper. It was easier to get the right colors, but I was frustrated that I couldn’t make the opacity just right in order to make the shading smoother.

My favorite part would have to be the eyes. I like how sharp the eyeliner is, and the light on her eyes make them pop. The shading on the eyelids was fun, too. But, if I could go back and change one thing, it would be the hair. That was probably the most difficult part.

(PS. The background is based on Tali’Zorah’s suit hood design (for those who play Mass Effect.))