A round up of practice pieces of a couple things I love: explosions, animation, and pixel art. Testing if I can make them fairly quickly and with a reasonably decent result. Below are the samples I have made so far using Pixel Studio on PC and just my finger tip on screen. Some are typical explosion type explosions, one is a top down version inspired by the super bombs in Project Raiden and the sparkly type explosion is inspired by the first Predator film when the creature gets mad and shoots his energy cannon wildly at the trees in the dark. Each took about 2 hours to create. Enjoy!
I have been really interested in 2d animations lately. I have a new page under My Work dedicated to animations. I like doing stylized pixel art animations as they are fun and quick to produce. However, I had been interested in taking some old work and bringing it to life via simple layered animations in Photoshop. This piece below is an old watercolor from 2009! It was of a Sister of Battle overcome with the devastation and totality of war. I used a supermodel ad for fashion as a reference pose on this one and then added the armor. It was a really fun piece to do back then. I took a picture of it recently, loaded it into Photoshop and had at it. I figured keep it simple and it will be more impactful and quicker to get done. In that regard, I ended up animating just the eye / tears flowing. Hope you all like it. I enjoyed this one and am very proud of it.
Taking the concepts for pistols previously posted, I combined aspects of numbers 7 and 9. In photoshop I then created another rough block out. From there, I used reference photos of a HellCat 9mm pistol in FDE, some chrome optics, and references of curved pistol grips to push it forward. Below is the whacky results. Its also powered as an energy weapon using an underslung mini Tesla Coil for some reason!
I still am not a big fan of working in the method. I prefer to sketch and shade in pencil first then come into to color via photoshop afterwards. Ah well, always good to practice.
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