Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Does it break your vow of silence if it makes noise when you transform?

I have a lot of influence in my life from East Asian culture. Particularly what's become part of mainstream popular culture in the North America. I love images of Buddhist temples overgrown with foliage. This goes neatly along with my love of secondary succession. Anyway, I did this number throughout the day today. I honestly couldn't tell you how much time I spent on it, since I was so sporadic working on it. This is the first time I've tried to tackle tropical foliage and I've come to the very reasonable conclusion that I have no fucking idea what I'm doing when it comes to that. I don't know how concept art guys do it, but I have a feeling it involves a full version of photoshop and something that rhymes with 'gustom grushes'. Anyway, here's my newest piece. The background sort of fades out when compared to the saturation levels of the dude and the dragon (which I didn't intend to be a dragon when I started), but hey, it's more about the dude anyway. I feel like this is one of those characters who's really a dragon the entire time but just takes the form of a human just for the helluvit, and just when you think you know him then he's all like *Bam* "I'm a dragon!". You know... kinda like me.


  1. Awesomestuff! I like the poncho, I must say.

    Maybe you can check out Uncharted 2 concept arts for inspiration? They've got a lot of overgrown temples.

    Also, you've been on a productive streak again hah.

  2. Good recommendation on Uncharted 2. I also like looking Shadow of the Colossus on that count, although the art style in SotC is kind of Mezzo-American, its got a lot of cool overgrown and ruined architecture.