New Projects and Character Thumbnails

So. Three things:

1. I have a whole big long list of things I’ve been needing to add to my portfolio to round it out.
2. I need something new and fresh to work on
3. I feel productive as shit lately

Therefore… I’m starting a new concept project. Tribal girls begone! Make way for… SPACE NOMADS! …or scifi nomads? Or glowstick inspired backpackers? Something along those lines, yet to be determined.

The project is tentatively titled “Home”, because.. that’s a topic that I’d like to explore. The idea of home is somewhat of an orbital pivot in my life (that is, that my existence, trials, tribulations, and triumphs all seem to revolve around the concept), and so I’d like to tackle it through art. Simultaneously, though, I want to do something in a completely different style than I have been working in and am used to working in.

So, these are just some an initial thumbs. I’m just barely beginning to delve into ideas, and it could go in a completely different direction from here (actually I realized once I was finished, as is typical timing for me, that it’s looking a bit too Tron-like for my tastes, so I’m already needing to steer it in a slightly different direction). But I’d like to go through the whole process, concepting the general feel of the world, characters, customs, environments, weapons, etc., and then compiling it for my portfolio. I’m planning on working up an art bible/style guide as well. So more updates coming soon!

In the meantime, humble beginnings:

Home Initial Thumbs 1

In completely unrelated news, I finally got around to learning how to make a GIF the other day, so here’s a compiled progress gif of this piece (you might have to click to make it go):



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