Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Color Zones

I did a quick study to remind myself of the color zones of the face, as well as document it for my readers. The 'base skin tone' layer and 'subdermal color zone' layer were combined using an Overlay blending mode (and a fair amount of hue/sat adjustment on the color zone layer to make it mesh nicely). The skin on the right hand side was the result. 
Don't assume this is all there is to skin color, though! The result on the right is still missing crucial aspects like ambient lighting, highlights, shadows, and blemishes. This is just the first step away from flat, cell-shaded, one-color skin.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Welcome to the last repetitive date in standard calendar notation any of us are likely to see:

12/12/12 12:12:12
or written another way
December 12, 2012 at 12:12pm and 12 seconds

You know, twelve is a pretty cool number. It has a great platonic solid, the dodecahedron, which many of us will recognize as the die we accidentally pick up when we meant to grab a d20.

But it's not that big a mistake; the two shapes, dodecahedron and icosahedron have a lot in common (also, soccer balls, but those aren't as fun). Let's look at all the cool crap that has to do with 12.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sketchdump 006

Did a quick lighting practice doodle. Nothing too fancy here.

Sketchdump 005

Some warm up doodles from today. This is Nick. He and Adam were roommates.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sketchdump 004

Some warm up doodles today. This is Adam, you'll probably see more of him.